The Garrison Hotel is a family run business situated within Hillsborough Barracks Sheffield. The Grade II listed building, originally a jail, guardhouse and ammunition store has been sympathetically converted in to a modern hotel.
POWER DOWN were approached to assess the viability of implementing voltage optimisation to reduce the hotel’s energy consumption, and therefore costs.
By analysing electricity bills and carrying out a survey, the hotels peak energy consumption, or Maximum Demand (MD) was established. This highlighted that the hotels electricity supply was far larger than actually required. Therefore it made more sense to fit an optimiser that met the hotels requirements, rather than simply matching the size of the electricity supply.
This approach reduced the cost of the equipment, gave a higher return on investment, and resulted in a payback of under two years.