If you run an energy-intensive business such as leisure centres, chances are you are paying exceedingly large amounts as energy bills. Controlling the energy consumption of your business can become a challenge for you.
Leisure centres such as gyms and swimming pool arenas operate for long hours and they have energy-hungry equipment. The centres are expansive and require adequate lighting, ventilation, other safety and security systems. All of these combined, increase the cost of your energy bill.
However, with some simple improvements and energy management, you can reduce the operational cost of your leisure centre.
Steps You Can Take:
Hiring an energy manager:
It is important to hire a professional energy manager because they have experience in dealing with energy management of commercial business operations. Energy managers can help you organize and create strategies in two areas. They can help you with cutting down unnecessary energy costs. Then, they help you divert the savings from energy reduction towards eco-friendly alternatives of energy. These two areas of improvement have made hiring an energy manager important for more and more businesses.
The energy efficiency of buildings is an important factor when it comes to calculating the costs of energy consumption. Your leisure centre infrastructure can be prone to energy losses such as poor insulation which increases the overall operating time of heating and ventilation systems.
These losses can be rectified by having an energy assessment of your building. The assessment will identify the losses. Then you can take measures such as installing insulation in the exterior structure and use automated heating and ventilation. Additionally, these assessments can tell where you can save energy by maximising the use of natural light during the day.
Get energy-efficient equipment:
Swimming pools and jacuzzis use a lot of electricity because they have complex mechanisms that run the water pumps, filters and heaters. These systems never stop and need to run 24/7 to keep the environment of the pool/jacuzzi in the right condition. However, modern technology can make these systems more efficient.
If your leisure centre is due to get a swimming pool system replacement or jacuzzi replacement then it is recommended to get a replacement that is energy efficient. You can also use automation software so the equipment can be programmed to run only when someone uses them.
Savings from energy consumption reduction can be used by your business to upgrade to energy-efficient equipment but these savings can also be used to install eco-friendly renewable energy on your premises.
You can install solar power systems which can meet your electricity demands and use solar geysers and heaters to provide hot water. This way your business will not only become self-sufficient in meeting its energy demands but it can also sell the access electricity to the energy supplier. You can sell the access electricity produced at your property by the Net Metering mechanism.
These few steps will help you reduce operational costs and increase profitability for your leisure centre and they will also prepare you for the UK’s transition towards a carbon-neutral future.
If you are looking for an energy management firm, you should contact Utility Bidder. They will get you the best gas, electricity, water and telecoms prices for your leisure Centre.