Off-grid hotel converts to LPG from oil
In a move to cut costs, carbon and enhance efficiencies, Carden Park hotel in Cheshire has switched its entire energy supply from oil to LPG. The conversion, based on LPG from Flogas, has reduced energy costs by 22% and carbon emissions by 23%. This hotel is off grid and has 196 rooms, 18 meeting rooms, a luxury spa, two championship golf courses, two restaurants and 10 wedding-ceremony venues.
Hamish Ferguson, general manager of the hotel, explained, ‘With such a high energy demand, we were spending a fortune on oil, so we were particularly keen to find a way to reduce overheads while lessening our impact on the environment.
‘We research other off-grid options such as renewables, but LPG just made total sense for us. Not only did it provide the quickest payback period but we are now saving 277 t of carbon each year — a key reason we continue to be a Green Tourism Gold Award holder.
‘The switch to LPG has also meant we’ve been able to reduce our system maintenance, resulting in even further savings and minimal disruption.’
Flogas managed the conversion from start to finish, and fitted 10 LPG tanks discreetly underground in the 1.2 ha vineyard.
LPG is delivered once a week. Telemetry systems built into the tanks automatically monitor volumes and alert Flogas when refills are needed.’