To date Intercontinental Dublin has achieved a 23% reduction in electrical consumption and a 29% reduction in gas consumption since 2019.
This has been achieved through surveying our electrical boards and installing 19 meters to selected boards. This allows us to continuously monitor electrical consumption and profile consumption on an hourly basis. We have also installed 5 meters on our gas, 2 meters on our water and monitor in the same way through our portal.
With the help of our CHP unit, we generate electricity and heat which are then used to substitute requirements in the hotel on demand.
The hotel uses LED lighting throughout the premises and uses sensor lighting, in meeting rooms, stairwells and back of house.
We are investing our Capex budget in upgrades to old plant in the hotel with new energy efficient models. Examples include replacing old existing chillers with energy efficient type chillers, which is helping to drive down energy and in particular our electrical consumption.
We are also considering switching our kitchen to induction, upgrading our Business Management System (BMS) and the replacement of all pumps with smaller Variable Speed Drive (VSD) energy efficient type pumps in the future to drive our electrical and gas consumption down further.