Newcastle United has managed to reduce its business energy bills and at the same time has gained The Carbon Trust Standard.
Newcastle United football club has managed to reduce energy bills by £200,000 through energy saving measures and is now the fourth football club to gain The Carbon Trust Standard.
The football club has installed a 177 metre deep borehole which irrigates pitches and uses water from deep below the ground. The club has also installed smart building technology which tracks how gas and electricity is used around the training centre and its academy.
The club has saved over £200,000 on energy bills over three years. The borehole has saved the club £40,000 in water costs and it’s estimated that it could save another £500,000 over the next 12 years.
Facilities manager for Newcastle United, Eddie Rutherford, said “It’s vitally important that we reduce our energy usage and we have been working very hard to make sure this is the case…and… it’s also important that we reduce our costs and make the club as sustainable as possible. Even though we have noticed huge savings over the last few years, there is still a lot of work to do, and I would urge all football clubs to look at how much they are using and ways they can cut down”.
He added that the club plans to install even more energy efficiency measures to reduce business energy costs even further.
You don’t have to be a big football club to make changes and reduce bills though. The Hub has a number of energy saving tips which can be used by most businesses to help reduce energy costs. Even making small changes can help to reduce energy bills.