Using more energy than necessary can seriously eat into your property revenue. Even small changes to energy management can make a big impact on your bills. Becoming more energy efficient has three obvious benefits; it saves money, is kinder to the environment and is attractive to prospective customers. As many as 50% of guests are keen for their stay in a hotel to be sustainable. Overall, good energy management makes great business sense.
If you haven’t already looked at optimising the energy efficiency of your hotel, then these tips might come in handy:
- Where there is a good source of natural light during the day, turn off or dim the lights. They are unnecessarily increasing your energy bill.
- Change regular bulbs for energy saving alternatives.
- During winter, allocate rooms facing the sun first, this will make them cheaper to heat.
- Book hotel rooms in clusters to improve energy efficiency.
- When allocating rooms, bear in mind that corner rooms and rooms on upper floors cost more to heat.
- When rooms such as the laundry and kitchen are not being used, don’t heat them.
- Washing temperatures do not need to exceed 60°C so set a limit in the laundry.
- If you have a pool on the premises, cover it when not in use. This will insulate against heat loss and reduce evaporation.
Bear in mind that the main sources of energy usage in a hotel are heating, cooking, water heating, office equipment, ventilation and lighting. Target these energy guzzling culprits first and save yourself money.
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