Tewkesbury Park is investing in energy innovation as its costs triple pushing the need for ‘urgent action’.
Patrick Jones, general manager at the hotel in the Cotswolds told Boutique Hotelier that in the absence of a suitable fully-sustainable option, the business will generate its own power through Combined Heat and Power Units, burning LPG gas, which can be used twice as efficiently.
The system is beginning to be installed with a predicted investment close to £800,000.
It is expected that the return will be ‘relatively quick’ at an estimated 3-4 years.
Jones says: “By burning LPG gas, our Combined Heat & Power Units simultaneously generate electricity for our resort, whilst at the same time they harness the residual heat to use for our central heating and hot water.”
Alongside the cost savings, the move will help to insulate Tewkesbury Park from key parts of the volatility in the energy markets and reduce the resort’s carbon footprint.
It will also stabilise the volatility in cost control allowing the hotel to continue with its bedroom refurbishment.
Tewkesbury Park is working alongside Helec Limited, an independent contractor from Bristol, specialising in delivering low carbon, high efficiency heating solutions and with Callow Gas Droitwich, one of the largest independent family-run LPG suppliers, based in the Midlands.