Hotels Check into Energy Savings with Energy Audits

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Today’s hotel guests expect more than plush robes and comfortable beds ― guests are starting to ask questions about energy efficiency and water usage at the hotels they frequent. A green door hanger with conservation tips isn’t enough anymore to remain competitive in the hospitality market:

Moreover, as rising energy costs eat into profitability, the value of energy efficiency extends beyond marketing. Implementing energy and water efficiency upgrades provide hotels with a competitive advantage on two fronts―improved customer satisfaction and reduced costs.

The Role of an Energy Audit

Many major hotel brands are setting and publishing aggressive goals for energy and water usage reduction, and they expect owners and management companies to make these goals happen.

For most hotels, it is difficult to know how to move forward in a way that satisfies guests while cutting costs. Equipment vendors and contractors may pitch their own solutions in the guise of an “energy savings audit.” To make informed and effective decisions, hotels need objective and unbiased guidance with expertise that spans the many different areas of the hospitality environment.

A comprehensive energy audit is the first step in setting a strategy for reaching energy efficiency objectives. An energy audit by a trusted, third-party typically includes a detailed assessment evaluating not only guest rooms and facilities, but also kitchens, meeting rooms, and laundry facilities, etc. Based on a site visit by an experienced facility expert, an energy audit delivers insight specific to the building, guest needs, environment and utility provider.

Every hotel property is unique. An urban 1,500-room convention center anchor property will have different energy efficiency opportunities than a 50-room hotel in a historic building. The role of the energy audit is to identify both existing energy consumption and potential savings.

Depending on the audit level, the final audit report may include:

Revealing Untapped Potential for Cost Savings

ENGIE Impact performs more comprehensive energy audits of full service hotels in the United States than any other organization. Performing these audits over a diverse set of properties has revealed untapped potentials for cost savings in hotel properties.

Please contact us for more information about energy audits.