Nancy Bluck – Environmental Consultant for Ecosys
Set in the heart of the Sussex countryside in four acres of stunning gardens, Deans Place Hotel has 36 ensuite bedrooms, a public bar and lounges, the locally renowned Harcourts Restaurant, four conference suites and an outdoor heated swimming pool.
As part of the SEEDA-funded Hospitality H2O project which ran in 2007, Dean’s Place Hotel received a water efficiency audit carried out by independent environmental consultants Ecosys, based in Brighton. This enabled them to devise a water reduction strategy which included replacing a number of the WCs with ultra low flush ES4 toilets, installing controls in the urinals and fitting in-line flow restrictors to the taps.
The ES4 WCs were specified as they already had a proven track record for being robust and reliable in high usage settings such as schools and public buildings. Since making the suggested changes, Dean’s Place Hotel is saving over 2,500m3 of water every year and has reduced water costs by approximately £6500 per annum.
Nancy Bluck, Environmental Consultant for Ecosys commented:
“We are delighted with the outcome of the project which has set a fantastic example for other businesses that are looking for ways to save water and energy. The ES4 WCs have played a crucial role in the overall water reduction strategy for Deans Place Hotel and we have been very pleased with their performance.”