Monday, February 9, 2015
It takes a lot of energy to keep a hotel functioning at full capacity but there are things that you can do to reduce the amount of energy you use. Conserving energy is imperative to the future of the planet and the hospitality industry, especially the large hotel chains can make a big difference. You can make both large and small changes to your establishment so even small hotels can do their part to cut back on the amount of energy used.
For example, you can install solar panels or wind turbines as an alternative energy source. Both of these natural resources are renewable, so they won’t ever run out! The initial cost is high but they begin paying for themselves immediately and they require little maintenance. If you’re not ready to make a big investment at this time, there are a few simple ways for you to reduce the amount of energy your hotel uses.
If you’re ready to start investing in the future by reducing the amount of energy your hotel uses, you don’t have to make drastic changes to make a difference. You can begin with a few simple things and then work up to some of the bigger changes.
Below are six simple ways your hotel can reduce its energy usage:
Everything you do to help save energy will make a difference. Just image how much energy would be saved if every hotel made the changes above. Making these changes can also help you build a good reputation for your hotel because many consumers look for establishments that implement ways to reduce their energy consumption.
If you’re searching for ways to make your existing hotel more eco-friendly or creating a design plan for a new establishment, we can help. Our professional designers here at J. Design Group will help you find ways to upgrade your hotel interior so you can reduce energy consumption without sacrificing service.
Did you know that your HVAC units account for a large portion of the electricity you use? Old heat and air conditioning systems use more electricity than newer models. Therefore, if it’s been awhile since you updated yours, now is a good time to do so. New energy efficient HVAC units will run quieter and function better.
Some of the newer units also have wireless energy management systems that allow you to monitor the temperature in the guest rooms. This system will help you detect if a unit is left running in a vacant room and let you know if the heat or air is turned up or down excessively, helping you reduce your energy costs significantly. Your guests will also be impressed with how comfortable their rooms are.
There are many ways for hotels to reduce energy usage and we’re available to help. Give us a call and we’ll go over some of your options with you and help you find ways to make a difference.