Sceptre Group – Whitbread aims to be premier low carbon hotelie

Budget hotel chain Premier Inn is close to completing what it hopes will become a template for its future green builds. Due to be finished in November the Premier Inn Burgess Hill, West Sussex, boosts the latest in green building technology. was given a guided tour of the site by Whitbread’s head of energy and environment, Chris George last Friday (September 17). Premier Inn has more than 40,000 rooms across the UK, and believes the market can take up to 70,000 before it’s ’saturated’. But, new builds will now feature green technology such as ground source heat pumps, recycled glass insulation and energy saving light bulbs. This according to Mr George is why the Burgess Hill Hotel, the second and most comprehensive green build by the chain, will be the basis for long term green building by Whitbread. And, will form a crucial part of the firm’s plans to reduce its carbon emissions in line with the CRC scheme.

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<p>The UK-headquartered retailer Tesco has held its first forum for climate change and the sustainable development of the retail industry in Shanghai, announcing that it plans to reduce the carbon emission of its Chinese business by 10% in the 2010 fiscal year.</p> <p><!–more–></p> <p>Lucy Neville-Rolfe, CMG, executive director (corporate and legal affairs) of Tesco, said during the forum that Tesco has invested great time and resources in the research and pursuit of carbon emission opportunities. In China, the company strives to achieve its environmental goals while maintaining obvious growth. Therefore, the company’s plan to reduce its carbon emission in China by 10% is a step towards its decided goals; meanwhile, it is a contribution to ease the climate change problems in China.</p> <p>The forum offers a platform, where Tesco’s new energy-saving goals are announced, and various stakeholders can better realize their environmental goals in China.</p> <p>Tesco China also revealed that it will build its first self-built low-energy-consumption distribution center in Jiashan, Zhejiang. Compared with a traditional distribution center, the new distribution center in Jiashan can save 35% energy, making it an integral part of Tesco’s overall carbon reduction goal.</p> <p><a href=”″> </a></p> <p><strong>For more information on Biofuel Investments, please visit </strong><a href=””><strong></strong></a><strong&gt;.</strong></p>
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