The hotel group monitored its environmental performance and encouraged its staff to place greater emphasis on sustainability.
Working with hospitality sustainability experts Considerate Hoteliers, Edwardian Hotels London has been using the Con-Serve data management system across its 12 hotels to monitor its consumption of electricity, gas and water including correlating the figures to occupancy levels and benchmarking against the industry’s performance.
By comparing the six-month results with the previous year Edwardian Hotels London has reduced its carbon footprint by 9% – the equivalent of growing 22,992 tree seedlings over 10 years.
The group’s utility costs were cut by £107,700 by saving enough electricity to boil five million kettles, sufficient gas to heat 185 UK homes and the equivalent quantity of water to fill 64,000 bathtubs.
Xenia zu Hohenlohe, joint managing partner for Considerate Hoteliers, said: “The results show how much can be achieved through a combination of measuring meaningful data on resources and behavioural change.
“Edwardian Hotels London was already very savvy on sustainability and yet it demonstrates how making a number of seemingly small changes such as switching off a computer at night, can together make significant improvements.”
Michael Cheung, general manager of Radisson Blu Edwardian Vanderbilt, added: “Following feedback from the workshops and surveys, our team noticed a real difference having a dashboard of information that they can quickly interpret, including the impact of any changes we’ve made.”