The estimated 60,000 hotels and motels across North America spend an average of $2,500 per room on energy costs each year. Energy bills account for 6% of the operating costs of hotels and motels, and with the rising cost of energy, utility bills have a considerable impact on the bottom line. The EPA has suggested that a 10% reduction in energy consumption is the equivalent to an increase of $1.35 in revenue for a full service hotel, $0.62 for a limited service hotel.
Monitoring and managing energy use in hotels are a difficult and complicated undertaking due to the variety of energy uses and the vast number of activities that take place within the building, from kitchens and laundry facilities to swimming pools, game rooms and retail outlets, not to mention the rooms themselves. Star Energy has the experience, skill and expertise to conduct a thorough and comprehensive energy audit that takes into account all aspects of energy use in your hotel, from HVAC and distribution systems, lighting and water heating to the building envelope itself.
Our exclusive ECRp® program systematically identifies energy cost reduction opportunities that fit your financial criteria, typically delivering an IRR of over 30%. The information we compile through inspections, data from utility bills and evaluation of all of the systems that impact your energy consumption is used to develop a list of opportunities for energy efficient improvements that will considerably reduce your energy costs, and improving your bottom line.
Improvements typically include the implementation of high efficiency retrofits for existing HVAC and laundry equipment, the utilization of alternative fuel sources, lighting improvements and a comprehensive energy management plan to monitor and evaluate energy use.
But perhaps the biggest savings result from implementing new technologies to control energy costs. As concern for the environment escalates, technological advances are increasing exponentially, and utilizing them is one of the most effective ways to lower your energy costs. For example, heat recovery systems can reduce water-heating costs by up to 60%, while replacing inefficient lighting with high efficiency bulbs and installing occupancy sensors and scheduling systems can lower lighting costs by over 50%.
Education is a large part of our role in helping you manage your hotel's energy costs. Conserving energy is a cooperative effort, requiring the participation of hotel management, staff and guests alike. Training in best practices for energy use will help ensure the success of conservation efforts and help sustain your hotel's efficiency for the long term.
His attention to detail and analysis of the energy consumption data, both before and after implementation, was exceptional.Tom Kraus
I am confident that Star Energy can help their clients achieve energy efficiency objectives.Bala Gnanam
Star Energy’s expertise in identifying energy savings opportunities combined with a strong financial analysis has helped our city...Sajeev Shivashankaran
Their knowledge of refrigeration systems and incentive programs helped us to save significant operating costs...Charlie Visscher
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