Go Green With Gram
 
The Hotel Sector
ETL & Hotels
The Green Paper
GPD
Hotels and the ETL
Gram tops the Energy Technology List (ETL):

ETLAwareness of the Energy Technology List (ETL) was demonstrated as being far too low among the catering and hospitality industry in the 2008 Green Paper, and unfortunately it seems only marginal improvement has occurred over the last two years. This is of particular concern within the Restaurant sector, where an alarming 0% of those questioned said that they have ever taken advantage of the information provided by the list. With more than 30 different products registered on the ETL, Gram remains one of the UK’s leading suppliers of energy efficient commercial refrigeration equipment.

Managed by the Carbon Trust, the ETL provides valuable information to operators looking to purchase commercial refrigeration equipment. The ETL details products that have been deemed environmentally sound by the Carbon Trust, an independent Government organisation set up to help reduce UK carbon emissions. Customers purchasing appliances that are listed can benefit not only from reduced energy costs, but also from significant tax breaks.

The Energy Technology List, in it's most update form can be downloaded below:

Click here download a pdf of the ETL for refrigerators.

Click here to download a pdf of the ETL for freezers.

Click here to download the ETL FAQ's.

 
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Institute of HospitalityRecent estimates state that the total energy consumption of Britain’s catering industry is in excess of 21,600 million kW/h per year. Caterers use approximately two and a half times more energy per square meter of floor area than the average commercial building, with the kitchen being one of the highest areas of waste. It’s great to see initiatives, like The Gram Green Paper, which highlights and encourages hotel operators to tackle improving sustainability within their hotels, head on. For instance, creating better energy efficiency for commercial kitchens will result in improved economic health whilst meeting vital social responsibilities. Energy saving investment can take the form of time and/or money and often reaches payback very quickly. Saving energy and reducing carbon emissions is in everyone’s interest, owners and operators can reap the benefits of having a more marketable property, tenants can enjoy lower energy bills and everyone will benefit from working in a healthier environment and being able to demonstrate that they run an efficient and sustainable operation.”
Robert Croft, Chairman of the Institute of Hospitality, East Midlands

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consideratehoteliersIt’s a much banded around word – Sustainable. The question is often asked – Is it sustainable? Fortunately more and more people are taking the word and the subject seriously, and the more we can do to bring it to the attention of even more people the better. We live in a throwaway society, many believing that our resources whether they are animal, vegetable or mineral will last indefinitely – not so!

WE need to use less of everything and we need the people out there to spread the word. GRAM are indeed doing their bit via their Green Paper and are to be applauded. I hope as many entities as possible enter the Gram Awards and prove to the hospitality industry at large that less really is more. If you are in business, you will want to save money. If you can do that whilst running your business sustainably, ethically and responsibly then you are rightly deserving of success.
John Firrell
Director - Considerate Hoteliers Association

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