The heat is on at the Holiday Inn Express

The Holiday Inn Express Sheffield city centre hotel is the latest building to connect to the award winning District Energy Network managed by Veolia Environmental Services on behalf of Sheffield City Council. Amber Hotels Ltd decided to follow the likes of The City Hall and Sheffield Theatres and go for the greener heating option. Providing heating and hot water via the District Energy, means the hotel saves a whopping 9 tonnes of CO2 every year!

Amber Hotels Ltd focused on boosting the Sheffield economy by working with local companies such as Yorkshire Bank and builder, JF Finnegan.  The Holiday Inn Express city centre hotel was completed one month ahead of schedule and is a fantastic example of ‘Made in Sheffield’.

Martin Simpson, general manager of District Energy at Veolia Environmental Services comments: “Not many people know about the District Energy Network but we actually supply heating and hot water to over 140 buildings in Sheffield.  Once a building like the Holiday Inn Express connects to the network, it no longer uses fossil fuel to provide heating so precious raw materials are conserved.”

Hermann Beck, director of Amber Hotels Ltd also comments: “The economic and social benefits of connecting to such an excellent low carbon energy source are clear for all to see.  Living, working and bringing up a young family in Sheffield, I wanted to ensure that my Sheffield business played its part in improving the local air quality.  We are proud to be connected to the District Energy Network and by local organisations working together to reduce the reliance on fossil fuels, we can all help to make Sheffield a cleaner, greener city.”

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