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The Doyle Collection Signs Energy Procurement Contract With Savills

Published on Jan 29 2020 10:30 AM in Hotel tagged: Trending Posts / Savills / The Doyle Collection

The Doyle Collection Signs Energy Procurement Contract With Savills

The Doyle Collection has signed a two-year contract with Savills to procure 100% renewable energy for its portfolio of seven hotels across Ireland and the UK as well as for its London and Dublin head offices.

For The Doyle Collection's UK hotels, green gas has also been procured with Renewable Energy Guarantees of Origin (REGO) certificates from the supplier.

The procurement of electricity from 100% renewable sources will mean that the most significant proportion of The Doyle Collection's energy will be sourced sustainably, thereby reducing the hotel group's emissions substantially without compromising on cost.

The Doyle Collection will be collaborating with Savills' energy, procurement and sustainability team over the next two years to drive energy and water efficiency through a programme that will involve real time monitoring of consumption with interactive alerts to detect unusual patterns in conjunction with regular analysis and consultation with hotel specific stakeholders to implement improvements.

Additionally, the Doyle Collection and Savills teams are aiming to tackle issues surrounding sustainable cleaning methods, waste management and single use plastics.

Saving Money

In a statement on Savills' website, the head of Savills' energy and sustainability division, Sharyn McAndrew, said, "Since we launched [Savills' energy, procurement and sustainability division] in 2016, we have saved our clients in excess of €1.2 million and helped them to better manage their energy consumption. Savings aren't just to be made reducing energy use. Reviewing metering strategies and tariffs can lead to optimised outcomes, which have saved our clients in excess of a further half a million euros to date.

"Whilst cost reductions are great, we find many clients are approaching energy management from the perspective of mitigating their environmental impact. Using renewable energy as an easy but impactful win, we can then work with our clients to develop their sustainability strategy with a drive towards carbon neutrality in line with, or before, the EU target of 2050."

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