A UK pet retailer has slashed energy use by a third by installing energy efficient lighting systems.
Pets at Home spent £8 million implementing the LED project last year across its 427 vet practices and referral centres.
The investment represents the largest capital expenditure project ever undertaken by the firm, with a payback of under two and a half years.
The company is now exploring the potential to install more onsite solutions such as solar technology and battery storage.
Pets at Home’s Energy Manager James Kokiet said: “Through the Energy Savings Opportunity Scheme process, it came out that the scale of opportunity was much higher than we imagined and it was a no brainer.
“We’ve seen savings between 30-32% across the stores and sometimes a lot more so it is pretty significant. It’s quite a staggering progress when you think we had done virtually nothing by September last year, with only a few pilots.”
The firm expects all its lighting to be LED-based by June.