Energy costs leisure sector’s biggest headache

According to Deloitte’s sector report and a survey of 3,000 UK consumers, the UK leisure market was worth £117 billion in revenue in 2016.
The sector is growing nearly twice as fast as the retail sector.

Energy costs are the second biggest budget item after staff costs in a typical sports centre, according to Carbon Trust.
They can account for as much as 30% of the total operating costs, which is a significantly higher figure than in other sectors.

Want to save energy, cut costs and increase profit margins at your leisure centre?

Reducing energy use within sports and leisure facilities makes perfect business sense as it saves money, enhances corporate reputation and helps everyone in the fight against climate change.

According to Carbon Trust’s “Sports and leisure sector overview” report, leisure facilities in the UK could save up to £70M each year by making a 10% improvement in their management of energy use. They could also reduce their carbon emissions by hundreds of thousands of tonnes with the help of our sustainability services.

Reduce Leisure Centre energy

How does leisure and sports sector consume energy?

Fossil fuel (gas, oil, coal or LPG) and electricity are the main sources of energy use in the majority of leisure and sport centres. Fossil fuel in particular is used for space heating and hot water. Some centres, however, use more expensive electricity for space heating and ventilation, in addition to lighting, electrical equipment, fans and pumps.

The areas where centres can reduce their consumption the most are:
– Electrical gym equipment and vending machines
– Swimming pools
– Heating
– Ventilation and air conditioning
– Lighting

How do you benefit from ESS energy management?

We help general managers, property managers, facilities managers and energy managers assess the potential for energy savings and key areas for improvement in their respective leisure and sports organisations. We also help with staff and customer education by raising awareness of energy efficiency, as well as showing concrete energy and water savings.

Our services enable you to find opportunities for energy, water and waste cost savings and to become more energy efficient. We have a track record in finding savings to assist with tight utility budget control for businesses in the sports and leisure sector.

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