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Leisure & Hospitality

Hotel restaurant image, renewable energy ideal for green tourism

As many hotels, resorts and restaurants are discovering, ecotourism and green tourism is far from a fad, with increasing evidence to suggest that the public prefer spending their money where they know they aren’t contributing to climate change.

With many prestigious and diverse clients, IU Energy has years of expertise in this sector. In particular, this experience includes enabling green leisure and tourism businesses

To be sure, energy in hotels and other Leisure and Hospitality businesses is a major cost. Therefore the opportunity for renewable, self-generated energy and energy efficient technology is significant. Moreover, it is applicable across many functions and services. For this reason, the return on investment is particularly good for those investing in environmentally friendly tourism. 

Who do we work for?

Notably, our clients range from top hotels to some of the best loved leisure parks and everything in-between. For the most part, they actively promote eco-friendly tourism.

By the same token, this means that every type of energy efficient and renewable technology is used. This is because the demand for energy ranges from high, to very high.

Furthermore, being energy efficient enhances a business’s reputation and helps attract more customers.

As an illustration, ecotourism is growing rapidly because environmentally discerning guests are actively seeking out green guest houses, restaurants and hotels. In Fact, ‘ Hotel with electric vehicle charger ‘ is now a recognised keyword on Google.

What are your options for ecotourism?

In the first place, embracing ‘green’ is as simple as buying a green electricity tariff. Make sure your customers know about it when you do!

You may also be able to get free ‘ Carbon Free Dining ‘ certification, which comes with a number of equally free marketing benefits and  eye-catching display stickers. More here.

For another easy win, add battery storage to store off-peak electricity for use at peak demand times. If you’re more ambitious and not only want to use a green tariff, but also add to your profit potential, there are multiple options.

In general, if you’re an out of town business, the potential for green energy self-generation is usually greater. All the following are possibilities.

  • Green electricity and gas tariffs
  • Fixed term green energy deals
  • Solar PV
  • Battery Storage
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Solar Thermal
  • Air Source Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Biomass boilers
  • Combined Heat and Power (CHP)
  • Electric Vehicle (EV) Charging Stations

Of course, award-winning IU Energy has demonstrable capability with all these technologies. Contact us now to explore what’s right for you.

Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs)

if you’re a big enough electricity user and have roof-space or spare land, we may also be able to help you with a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA). Essentially this means Solar PV installation with ;little or no upfront costs, and years of cheap, 100% renewable electricity. How’s that as an option for a green hotel? More here in our Solar PV section.

EV Charging Stations – ecotourism on the road

Let’s talk a bit more about a comparatively inexpensive option. In fact, it’ll demonstrate that you’re at the vanguard of green tourism – Electric Vehicle Charging Stations.

It’s important to realise that this technology could mean the difference between customers using your business, or the one down the road. 

IU Energy is an OLEV approved installer for EV Charging stations. Contact us now to see how easy they are to install.

Carbon Free Dining

This is a great idea for any hotel with dining facilities, restaurant or gastropub, where the average meal spend is over £12 per head. It’s sweeping the nation and has some very impressive members.

Not heard of Carbon Free Dining? You must be living under a rock, as more restaurants worldwide are benefiting from more dinershappier diners and repeat diners, It’s a win-win! 

Learn more here. It’s FREE to join and there are some real FREE marketing benefits, including industry-quality restaurant promotional videos. Carbon Free Dining Certified restaurants, along with their diners have already counterbalanced the negative environmental impact of over 1,000,000 meals. 

“IU Energy were awarded the contract based on their consulting capability and technical ability to design and implement a turnkey solution, which was crucial due to the restricted timescale. Their work is really paying off and will continue to do so for years to come.”

Tim Hassell, Estates Director

The Thurlestone Hotel

“Just renewed our energy contracts through IU Energy again. Excellent, personal service throughout the term of our last contract and no-one we got quotes from could beat them on price again this time around. Highly recommended.”

Matt Sherwood, Owner

The Cleveland Guest House

Case Studies

Below are some of our case studies for projects we have conducted in renewable energy in hospitality industry and related areas.

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