Did you know that most hotel guests will turn off lights if asked?

Hotels and guesthouses can end up spending thousands each year on energy bills.  Have you looked at how to smartly reduce your energy costs and save time understanding your bills?

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Do You Know How To Save On Energy In Your Hotel?

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But are you spending more than you should on energy and can you take advantage from smarter use?

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Energy costs have risen significantly in recent years and the plethora of ways energy is used in hotels and guesthouses has likewise exploded.  Most hotels only keep a watching brief on their energy bills but this is leading to many missing out on cost savings and carbon reductions as well as green marketing opportunities. Have you signed up for the Tripadvisor Green Leaders programme ?

Where Do Hotels Use Energy?

A typical hotel uses energy in a range of different areas. Usage can vary considerably depending on location, services provided and whether energy efficiency measures have been put in place.  Below is a typical breakdown of where energy is used in a hotel with no pool facilities and basic catering options.  
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Heating

Heating generally accounts for most of the energy consumption in hotels and guesthouses.  But, it does not always account for the majority of costs. Why? Gas used for heating is typically three time cheaper than electricity.  So if you use a lot of electricity for heating this could be where most of your energy costs go. 

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Lighting

The types of lighting and how it is used in hotels can have an enormous effect on your energy bills.  A cheap light bulb costing less than £1 or €1, might end up costing you ten times that per year in electricity costs.  So the first thing to consider is can you get an LED or CFL bulb for a reasonable price to replace older incandescent bulbs?  

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 Refrigeration

Most hotels realise that there are a lot of fridges in their premises if there are in bar facilities in rooms. But do they need to be kept on 24/7 or out of season? 

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Catering

More and more hotels are offering food and dining as part of their service offerings to customers.  Some simple easy tips can eliminate energy waste in these areas. 

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Hot Water

Hot water is used primarily in bathrooms.  But many hotels will keep their hot water supply on constantly, despite most usage during peak times such as morning times or check in times. 

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Other Appliances

Do you allow patrons to plug in their laptops?  Don’t worry, typically these do not use much but other appliances such as outdoor heaters do. So tackle these areas first. 

How Much Am I Spending

Our fast, friendly analysis gives you an estimate of how much you are likely to spend over the next 5 years on energy.  This gives you a nice starting point for validating any energy efficiency investments.  You’ll also get a monthly breakdown of how much you spend and on what areas. 

Am I Getting A Good Price

Less than 20% of businesses change their supplier annually.  If you are getting a good tariff rate, this is not a problem, but most businesses who have not switched in the past 2 years typically are paying over 5% more than their competitors.  We’ll ask if you’d like us to check the market for better prices and we can show the expected cost savings based on your previous usage. 

Can I Eliminate Energy Waste

Businesses hate waste.  Hotels are no exception.  Most hotels that have never looked at simple energy management can expect savings of 5-10% on their energy use.  Our platform helps identify the areas of waste typically found, including heating left on in warm periods, lighting left on throughout the night and unnesessary equipment left running. 

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