A hotel can save energy costs in several ways. EnExpert highlights a few examples here:
- Energy efficient lighting: one of the easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce energy costs in a hotel is to install energy efficient lighting systems. LED lamps use less energy and last longer compared to traditional incandescent and halogen lamps.
- Heating, ventilation and air conditioning: a hotel’s heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are often the largest consumers of energy. By installing programmable thermostats and replacing filters regularly, hoteliers can reduce the energy consumption of the HVAC system.
- Water: A hotel can also save energy by optimizing its water use. For example, faucets, showerheads and toilets can be replaced with water-efficient models. Repairing leaks and using automatic irrigation systems can also reduce water consumption.
- Energy-efficient appliances: Hoteliers can also save on energy costs by using energy-efficient appliances such as refrigerators, washers, dryers and dishwashers.
- Training and awareness: employees can help save energy costs by being aware of how to save energy in the hotel. Regular training and education can help raise employee awareness.
- Install an energy management system (EMS): an EMS is software that monitors, analyzes, controls and optimizes all of the hotel’s energy flows. This can save up to 20% of energy costs.
Overall, there are many ways for a hotel to reduce energy costs. By implementing these measures, hoteliers can not only save energy costs, but also contribute to the sustainability of the hotel and create an environmentally conscious image.