Green hospitality establishments promote energy savings

Posted on: December 30th, 2013
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Green hospitality establishments promote energy savings

Green hospitality establishments promote energy savings

Innovative sustainable designs allow hospitality destinations to reduce operational costs and decrease the carbon footprint associated with the structure. By identifying energy-efficient strategies that reduce utility usage, a hotel property management company is able to stay in the black. In addition, going green is a successful marketing characteristic, as more individuals enjoy staying at hospitality destinations that are sustainable.

The following technologies are known for demonstrating a return on investment:

1) Light emitting diodes. LED bulbs offer hotels operators a greater variety of color and temperature lighting. This allows for interior designers to have greater control over the atmosphere of a hospitality destination. In addition to helping promote the creation of a beautiful space, the technology reduces energy costs by using 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. The operational savings don’t stop there – the bulbs also last 35 to 50 times longer than incandescent bulbs and 2 to 5 times longer than fluorescent lighting.

2) Geothermal heating and cooling pump. A geothermal heating and cooling system allows a hotel to reduce operational expenses substantially. Refrigerant is transported through the earth and into the hotel, using the heat from the earth to warm the structure. The system is reversed during the summer or hotter months to cool down the building. Instead of relying on the rising cost of oil or natural gas to heat or cool a structure, a hotel owner can use the energy stored in the ground right at the foot of the property. This is an exceptional solution, with the savings multiplied by each square foot of a structure.

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