Potential annual savings of £920,000
Wyboston Lakes Resort near Cambridge is considered to be one of the UK’s leading business and leisure destination. Nestled in the stunning surroundings of the Bedfordshire countryside, Wyboston Lakes Resort offers everything you could want from large conference and meeting facilities, with 2 residential business venues to a great staycation, with Hotel, spa and golf.
Not only do the team at the Resort promise to make everyones experience a relaxing and enjoyable one, they guarantee to do so with sustainability and a strict corporate responsibility in mind. In 2020 the Resort received 3 gold awards for
sustainability. The Resort has built a reputation as an organisation with a conscience.
This commitment to energy conservation and green initiatives makes the resort the perfect partner for The Energy Check. We first began our relationship in early 2020. What started with the identification of substantial cost savings through competitive energy procurement quickly extended to include ambitious energy efficiency improvement programmes. To date, The Energy Check’s experienced team have estimated over £920,000 in potential savings per year . An incredible sum that is perhaps more valuable in 2020 than in any other year in recent memory. This figure is achieved through direct energy savings from reduced electricity consumption, elimination of gas consumption, renewable heat incentive grants and better controls and monitoring for energy efficiency.
Energy efficient and renewable generation systems such as water sourced heat pumps, solar panels, wind turbines, battery storage and energy monitoring were included in the investment analysis that result in such a potential positive financial outcome for the Resort.
We have commenced work on a variety of projects at the Wyboston Lakes Resort, having delivered substantial cost savings on procurement and kVA usage, we are also providing project management for their energy efficiency improvement programmes, energy audits and feasibility studies, monitoring quipment to help identify and reduce usage. The partnership also provides fully installed and configured Electric Vehicle charging points, as part of the Resort’s commitment to lowering carbon emissions and preparing for a greener future once normal business resumes. As a large site featuring over 20 buildings with multiple uses, there are many factors to consider when looking at energy saving opportunities for a business like Wyboston Lakes Resort. Negotiating better energy contracts and establishing kVA usage to amend the site’s agreed supply capacity was the teams first priority.
The carbon emission reductions for electricity are based on carbon reporting numbers for relative comparison, however as the Resort is already on Green energy contracts, the carbon footprint from electricity consumption is already zero!
The carbon emission savings are also significant at a little over 1,500 tonnes of CO2 equivalent per year.
As the Resort is closed, energy use that would otherwise be masked by much larger normal operation, is clearly visible. Understanding this baseline energy use, together with team members training on energy efficiency, will bring real cost savings.
Working with The Energy Check, a programme of projects and training has been developed to prioritise the capital investment projects and appropriate training of staff to maximise the energy efficiency and reduction in carbon footprint. Each system has a different payback and return on investment profile from 2 years to 8 years.