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How to be more effective and manage your business more effectively?  This is a fundamental question, and there are many reasons why we need to reduce overall energy and resource consumption, as well as the dependence on them. Did you know that in the last 100 years the global average temperature has risen by 0.7°C, with the last 8 years being the warmest in our entire recorded history?

Scientists and climate experts around the world agree that the climate changes we are now experiencing are the result of human intervention and development, mainly due to harmful emissions. And the production of electricity generates the highest amount of harmful emissions.

In this sense, environmental protection and economical management are closely linked to sustainable development which many industries strive for, and the wellness and spa business is no exception.

Until recently, this business concept was mainly followed by industrial companies. But today more and more large hotel chains and spas are starting to take responsibility. Customer preferences are also contributing to this – more and more people are consciously taking responsibility for protecting the earth’s resources and the environment.

Where should we start? To begin with, the current energy consumption indicators in the wellness and spa complex need to be monitored and assessed, on the basis of which it can be decided what measures should be taken to save energy in the different areas of the business.

Target setting

This is the process of setting targets to drive cost reduction.

This can be done by hiring consultants to assess what measures to take to reduce energy consumption. These are experts who will survey and audit the site and suggest options for “free”, “cheap” and “expensive” measures to save energy. Free measures are implemented first, with consultants providing recommendations on how to deliver staff awareness-raising training, expert recommendations and advice, and agreeing targets.  The consultants take responsibility for monitoring and comparing consumption against target indicators that need to provide the necessary information to assess the effectiveness and impact of the measures taken.

Smart control systems in premises

These systems control some or all the lighting in the premises, the heating and air conditioning, and also the electrical systems that operate the equipment in the spa. In premises that are not in use at a particular time, these control systems can maintain a lower temperature that is slightly below the temperature required for comfort relative to the season or region.  But maintaining a lower temperature makes it possible to create comfort quickly if necessary, and also to avoid condensation, for example. This will also reduce energy costs.

 

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