Heating can contribute significantly to your hotel’s energy consumption. In fact, it can account for over 40% of the energy used in your hotel or B&B. This means there’s plenty of scope to make savings. A good place to start is by ensuring every area of the hotel or guest house is at the right temperature.
|Recommended temperatures for hotels
|Corridors and bedrooms
Bars and lounges
Restaurants and dining rooms
Managing heat is particularly important in large hotels. With so many facilities, it’s a good idea to create zoned areas with their own thermostatic controls.
If your budget can stretch to intelligent guest management systems, this could bring energy savings. In fact, you could even recoup your investment in the technology after just a few years.
For smaller venues where that may not be feasible, ask staff to become energy champions for their areas. This will encourage them to take control of their departments, ultimately saving the business money on utilities.
When calculating energy consumption, don’t forget about your housekeeping department. Electrical cleaning equipment and other appliances – including those used in hotel kitchens – can all be big power users. If you can make a switch to energy efficient appliances, you could save on your bills.