Newcastle United has managed to shave more than £200,000 of its business energy bill through the introduction of green technology.
The Evening Chronicle reports how sports tycoon Mike Ashley launched a major overhaul at the football club in order to reduce its carbon emissions and bring down costs.
A bore hole has been installed at the club's Benton site in order to allow water reserves from below Tyneside to be used to irrigate 13 pitches at the training ground.
This is predicted to save the club as much as £500,000 in the next 12 years, while a "digital brain" device that constantly monitors gas and electricity usage highlights any unexpected surges in power.
Eddie Rutherford, Newcastle United's facilities manager, said: "We've done a lot to make things more efficient – all common sense things – but the savings have become enormous."
Newcastle United was formed in 1892 and is currently managed by Alan Pardew.
You could save up to £1,300 a year on your commercial energy bills. Contact us today on 0800 008 77 72 to find how much you can save.
Share this story with your colleagues:-