Leigh on Sea Constitutional Club- Joining the green club!

Leigh on Sea Constitutional Club- Joining the green club!

Background

The Leigh on Sea Constitutional Club was recently assisted with a grant towards project that was aimed at making the club ‘greener’. The Low Carbon Business Programme awarded a grant to the club towards a heating and lighting project.

The Leigh on Sea Constitutional Club has been a local institution for over 50 years. The club sits just down the road from Leigh-on-Sea’s busy Broadway.

Recently the club has made a major push to become more efficient and ‘greener’. The club now makes a special effort to check that they recycle as much of the glass used in the bar as possible.

Part of the project involved replacing the lighting and the 30 year old boiler. The 50w lamps that were lighting the club became so hot that the club had to turn on the air conditioning to compensate. This was costing the business ridiculous amounts in unnecessary electricity bills.

The boiler was large and inefficient; it was also highlighted as an issue that could be easily sorted and render huge carbon and cost savings for the business.

The team at Low Carbon Business assisted the Leigh on Sea Constitutional Club in the application for a European Regional Development Grant towards the overall cost of the project.

Outcomes

The grant was approved at the grants panel and the project went ahead as planned. The new more efficient boiler was purchased and installed as were the LED lights.

The project cost the firm £4,817.80 of which Low Carbon Business was able to reimburse 40% at £1,927.12.

The project will mean that the business will be able to reduce its electricity by over 22,000kWh per year as well as its gas by nearly 17,000kWh. This means that the business is saving nearly 15 tonnes of CO2 annually and saving nearly £3,500 every year in energy bills!

Simon Hubbard explains how this project is breathing new life into this well established and locally popular club.

The club looks forward to an exciting and jam-packed holiday period!