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Holiday Inn: Key Outcomes

Private Sector - Hospitality - Website: https://www.ihg.com

Carbon Reduction: 8.22 tonnes per year

Lifetime Savings (projected): £10,145

Return on Investment: 2.36 years

Situated in the heart of Glasgow, Holiday Inn Theatrelands has been undergoing refurbishment works over a number of phases. The Holiday Inn team identified the need to improve the buildings eco-friendliness, and to modernise their facilities inline with their customers expectations.


"We have seen a notable drop in our energy bills, and the finished installation adds to the modern and eco-aware image our customers associate with Holiday Inn.” - John Gannon, Maintenance Manager at Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express

holiday inn theatrelands

"At Holiday Inn we are committed to maintaining properties that meet and exceed our clients expectations. That includes the energy profile of our business here at theatrelands. People want to know we’re doing everything we can to lower our carbon footprint; and the existing lighting was clearly wasting energy.

As we had a phased refurbishment schedule, we contacted EGG lighting to advise us on which areas were most pressing. They carried out a survey and told us which lights they identified as least efficient, so that we could replace those in the first phase before modernising the lighting across the entire site.

Since then we have come back to work with EGG lighting twice more, and have always received a friendly and professional service. They have been very prepared to tailor the contract to what we need at the time; providing their own installers or supplying the lighting directly to us. We have seen a notable drop in our energy bills, and the finished installation adds to the modern and eco-aware image our customers associate with Holiday Inn.

The Project

The most commonly used fittings in the communal areas were fluorescent luminaries. A quick win for this site, in order to cut costs and increase energy efficiency, would be to upgrade this lighting stock.  It can be challenging to find a good retrofit for existing lighting, therefore it was agreed EGG would come up with a cost efficient solution.

EGG manufactured, supplied, and installed our own luminaire, 'The Carluke', for this project.  Providing a start to finish product & service inhouse allows us to keep costs to a minimum.

The lighting upgrade was launched in several phases to fit in with other works planned by Holiday Inn. 'The Carluke' Round LED bulkheads were installed in the communal areas such as staircases.

It is important for high and uniform light provision in stair wells when in use, but they are often unoccupied. To improve the efficiency of their lighting system we recommended our microwave sensor. When nobody is present, the bulkheads dim to 10% of the total light output. This maintains a permanent light presence but avoids unnecessary energy consumption.

gairoch sports facility flood lighting

The existing lighting was not in line with Scottish Highland Football League standards, which meant the facility at Gairoch could not host regional tournaments. Therefore EGG had to specify luminaires which would increase the light level and uniformity over the field, while reducing running costs.

Gairoch Sports Centre: Key Outcomes

Public Sector - Sports Facility - Website: https://www.gariochsports.co.uk/

Lifetime CO2 savings equivalent: 58 cars

Carbon Reduction: 27.6 tonnes per year

Lifetime Savings (projected): >£100,000

Reduction in running cost: £8,000 per year

 


 

The Gairoch centre received finding as part of a wider energy saving initiative, under the Scottish Government Climate Challenge Fund.

The existing lighting was not in line with Scottish Highland Football League standards, which meant the facility at Gairoch could not host regional tournaments. Therefore the main objective for EGG lighting was to bring illumination levels in line with SHFL requirements.

To meet the standards a full design, supply and install solution was required. EGG had to specify luminaires which would increase the light level and uniformity over the field. At the same time decreasing the running costs and associated carbon emissions.

old flood lighting
Before: 2000W Metal-Halide (HID) Lamp
The Lomond flood lights football pitch
After: 1200W 'Lomond' LED

While specifying and designing the lighting layout priority was given to the beam angle to ensure good uniformity across the pitch. A timer was installed alongside switch to alleviate effects of excessive inrush current with these high power LEDs.

As a functioning sports center the customer requested that the pitch was kept open while the work was carried out. Our team of electricians were able to work around their schedule all work onsite was completed in under 1 week.

 

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WD leisure: Key Outcomes

WD leisure - Public Sector - Sports Facility - Website: www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk

Carbon Reduction: 22.18 tonnes per year

Lifetime Savings (projected): £78,553

Return on Investment: 1.14 years


West Dunbartonshire has three leisure centres: the Play Drome in Clydebank, the Meadow Centre in Dumbarton and the Vale of Leven Swimming Pool in Alexandria.

These facilities are managed by West Dunbartonshire Leisure. Through the provision of their facilities and services, they aim to advance public participation in sport, improve education and health standards and promote community development and social renewal.

The Project

WD leisure received funding to modernise their three main leisure facilities. In addition to investing in new equipment, they came to EGG lighting for consultation on lighting technology that would provide a legacy of energy savings for years to come.

Some key considerations included high ingress protection ratings for the Vale of Leven swimming and pool changing rooms, and low glare in the gym facility. EGG identified bulkheads, spotlights and panels as having the greatest long term gains for this client.

In total we installed 110 600x600mm 30W LED panel lights across the two leisure centers. These replaced 120W fluorescent bulkheads. We calculated that our panel lights had almost three times the lifespan of the old fluorescents.

"Lighting forms a significant part of our budget, and is a key factor in meeting our carbon reduction targets. It was immediately evident that director Brian O’Reilly understood our needs well, and was willing to go the extra mile to provide excellent consultancy and customer service."

"We’ve noticed an amazing difference since the installation of EGG lighting's LED lights. They’re already helping to significantly reduce our energy costs, and the quality of lighting provides a better environment for the people using our leisure facilities. I’d be happy to recommend EGG lighting to any business, social enterprise or public sector group looking for replace their current lighting stock with reasonably-priced, quality LED lighting."

- CHRIS MCLAUGHLIN, FACILITIES MANAGER