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Reducing energy consumption and using green energy
1.You’ll cut costs
The potential savings made by reducing your energy consumption are significant. Analyses of European hotels have found potential energy savings of up to 20% on heating, 30% on cooling, 70% on hot water and 60% on lighting. These translate to notable savings on operational costs. As an example from the field, after installing a smart energy management system, annual room electricity costs dropped by 39% at the Galt House Hotel – which cut more than $100,000 from their operational costs.
2.You’ll shrink your carbon footprint
Using less energy means producing less waste, and that means your environmental footprint shrinks. If your energy source is fossil fuel, then reducing consumption also means fewer GHG emissions. Host Hotels & Resorts, for example, reduced their GHG emissions by 35% per square foot through a range of energy saving initiatives including building automation systems, LED lighting retrofits, HVAC enhancements and renewable energy investments.
3.Smart energy systems improve guest and employee comfort
There are plenty of high-tech solutions to improve energy efficiency, most of which are centred around automation. In addition to reducing energy consumption, these technologies can also improve the comfort of your guests and make your employees’ work simpler. Automatic power controls switch off electrical devices whenever a room is empty, which saves your employees from having to do it manually. Building automation systems, on the other hand, control heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) by making automatic adjustments in response to humidity or air pressure. These systems improve guest comfort by maintaining a comfortable indoor climate.
4.Renewable energy makes you future-proof
Fossil fuel isn’t just an energy source that’s contributing to the warming of the planet – it’s also a finite resource that will one day run out. As private and public sectors around the world recognise this fact, more and more investment is being made in renewable energy sources like wind and solar. Likewise, you can future-proof your property by reducing your reliance on fossil fuel and switching to renewable energy sources.
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