The hospitality industry faces many energy challenges. Energy conservation affects the bottom line of any business, but in a field that requires heavily on a sterling reputation, green initiatives can often be the decisive factor for guests choosing where to stay or where to host their next event or conference.
Today, travelers are informed and educated on the environmental efforts of the business they patronize. In such a competitive industry, making your sustainability efforts known is an extension of the efforts you make to save money and save energy. In many ways, sharing your environmental focus can help to push the whole industry forwards.
Energy Saving Opportunities in Hospitality
Energy efficiency in hotels comes down to three big opportunities:
- Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- Hot water
Overall, energy efficiency initiatives and updates in older, less efficient facilities can save substantial amounts of energy and associated costs. A comprehensive hospitality energy audit forecasts a 30-50% overall energy reduction, with HVAC and hot water expected to save 20% per year and lighting roughly 30%.
As hotels look to measure the benefits, they can get granular. By saving energy, hotels can save make an additional $1.35 on their daily room rate when they make these energy investments.
Hotel Energy Assessment
To get started, Keen Technical Solutions begins a hospitality energy assessment with a thorough in-person audit of the facility. This can take hours or days to complete, analyzing the entire property to look for energy-saving opportunities.
Energy Billing and Data Collection
Numbers don’t lie. By looking at several years’ worth of energy bills and compiling the data, we can create a holistic view of energy use and experience annually, seasonally, and how each additional guest contributes to the total. We’ll look at how those three main energy segments contribute to energy costs and create a list of recommendations.
Hotel Energy Efficiency Upgrades
We don’t just tell you what you should do. Our team includes a full team of technicians to make the changes necessary to meet your company’s green initiative. From upgrading lighting fixtures room by room or implementing a Combined Heat and Power (CHP), we implement all of the solutions we recommend to our own exacting standards.
Our micro CHP installation with A.O. Smith and the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa was one of our most successful projects and just one example of focusing on providing solutions for any industry to make strides toward a more sustainable future.
Ready to learn how Keen Technical Solutions can make an impact on your hospitality business? Let’s talk.