UK: Energy management technology Quintex Systems has joined the Energy & Environment Alliance (EEA) to help accommodation businesses save energy and reduce carbon emissions.
Cheetah, a patented DCKV system by Quintex, is the first technological solution made widely available to EEA members. Smart sensors are installed in kitchen canopies and hoods to ensure cooking activity is monitored and the speed of extract and air supply is controlled.
Energy cost savings can offer payback on the initial investment in under two years.
Radisson Edwardian is one brand that has adopted the use of Quintex’s system. Its Heathrow property (464 rooms, 42 conference rooms, three dining venues) is estimated to save just over £14,000 per year, with an initial payback of investment after 1.4 years.
Ufi Ibrahim, CEO of EEA, said: “Commercial kitchens can be highly pressurised environments with all hands-on deck focused on customer service. We at the EEA are delighted to announce the partnership with Quintex to bring innovative automation that will reduce energy usage, cut carbon emissions and save cost, without adding any additional burden on the teams servicing commercial kitchens. The EEA strives to identify the behaviour and technology changes needed to decarbonise the hospitality industry. Such technology is critical and should be adopted where possible and relevant.”
Emma Brooks, managing director at Quintex, said: “We are delighted to be part of the EEA and look forward to supporting the EEA Technical Forum. Through the forum we aim to gather market intelligence, to identify trends that allow us to expand on the innovation in the technological and commercial solutions we create. This partnership will not only be great for us, but the industry as a whole as we all push forward to reach our 2050 goals.”
Lawrence Barnes, group corporate responsibility manager at Edwardian Hotels London, added: “Energy saving technologies from companies like Quintex are the route to the future. They create greater efficiencies and a deeper understanding of inhouse energy intensity. They will also enhance our environmental performance and help raise the brand’s image.”
The EEA is a not-for-profit organisation working to transition hospitality businesses to a zero-carbon economy. It provides members access to sustainable services by virtue of relationships with Businesswise Solutions (energy trader), BREEAM (assessment for projects, buildings and operations) and more.
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