Following the recent good news of a 100% renewable electricity supply across their UK-managed pub estate, Wells & Co. has taken another critical step on their sustainability journey via their partnership with energy solution specialists Technik2.
Drawing on over 50 years of industry experience, Technik2 specialise in helping pubs, restaurants and other hospitality businesses to reduce their energy consumption and carbon emissions. Wells & Co. embarked on a trial of Technik2’s beer cellar automation technology in eight of their sites last autumn and were impressed by the results, so much so that a project to install the same equipment across the rest of their UK-managed pub estate is already underway.
Exact figures will of course vary from one cellar to the next, but data from last year’s trail showed projected savings in the order of 6000-9000KwH per pub per year; roughly the same amount of energy that would be required to drive a car to the moon, and a significant decrease in consumption at a time when utility bills are at the top of every pub’s agenda.
Nick Wells, Head of Estates for Wells & Co., elaborates: “Last year’s successful trial gave us the confidence that Technik2’s equipment could drive a real reduction in energy consumption in our beer cellars – and crucially, that it could do so without affecting the quality of a freshly-poured pint from our Brewpoint beer range. In a world of spiralling energy costs, there are currently few investments that promise such a strong financial return; combined with a win for the environment, it’s an opportunity that we at Wells & Co. are excited to grab with both hands.”
Marc Harries, Sales Associate at Technik2, adds: “It has been excellent to partner with Wells & Co.; we have been delighted to assist with their sustainability journey, especially at a challenging time in the energy supply market. As Nick has said, this is both a genuine and rare opportunity to make a significant difference and we look forward to strengthening our partnership to further assist Wells & Co. in reducing their carbon footprint.”
Nick concludes: “The next step for us will be to roll out Technik2 technology within our tenanted estate; we’re keen for our Pub Partners to benefit from these energy and financial savings just as our managed pubs have.”