Pettitt's Cut Carbon Footprint And Costs With Energia
Pettitt's Supermarkets Group has had its carbon footprint reduced by 480 tonnes as part of a major new grant funding scheme to incentivise Irish businesses to increase their energy efficiency.
The project was part of a major new grant funding scheme to incentivise Irish businesses to increase their energy efficiency while reducing their energy costs. The reduction came as a result of upgrades to their lighting and fridges systems by competitive energy provider Energia.
Energia carried out an extensive audit of the Pettitt's Group’s stores allowing them to identify significant savings that could be made from an upgrade to the lighting and refrigeration systems. Over 2,000 fluorescent lights were replaced with energy efficient LED lights in the Pettitt's Gorey, Pettitts Arklow and Pettitt's SuperValu – Wexford stores.
The fridges in Pettitt's The Quay in Wexford and Pettitt's Arklow were also upgraded - existing freezers were replaced with new sealed units. These changes have reduced Pettitt's annual electricity use by roughly 1,000,000kWhs, cutting their carbon footprint by 480 tonnes of CO2 and generating yearly cost savings of almost €140,000.
Cormac Pettitt, Director, Pettitt's Supermarkets commented, “We are delighted with this energy efficiency work by Energia. It is helping us to significantly reduce our energy usage, which benefits the environment through a big CO2 saving. It also makes strong business sense as we save significant amounts on our energy costs.”
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