British pub owners receive energy-saving advice

Scottish & Newcastle Pub Enterprises (S&NPE) has urged its members to cut expenditure with the use of green lighting solutions.

The public house operator, which runs over 2,000 licensed premises in partnership with business individuals throughout the UK, said that pubs currently waste between £1,500 and £5,000 a year due to inefficient lighting.

According to trade publication the Morning Advertiser, S&NPE has created an energy-saving guide for pub managers and is encouraging the use of efficient lightbulbs.

The firm's project and building manager Mike Pope said that lighting currently accounts for about 25 per cent of a typical pub's energy consumption.

"An average pub has over 100 bulbs. Based on these figures, if a pub switched from tungsten bulbs to compact fluorescent bulbs, it would save somewhere between £1,500 and £5,000 a year," he told the news provider.

Last month, pub operator JD Wetherspoon announced a 13.6 per cent rise in pre-tax profits following the introduction of several energy-saving measures at its 730 establishments, the Guardian reported.

The firm installed meters to monitor energy use at its pubs and began to use light fixtures more efficiently.

Published by Hannah Walsh

Tuesday 20th October 2009

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