The Business Environmental Program provides free and confidential environmental management assistance to business and government operations in Nevada. The Program specializes in cost effective strategies to reduce hazardous materials and waste generation, conserve water and energy, minimize air emissions, and maintain compliance with environmental requirements. The program provides training, on-site consultation, assistance over the phone and through its website and publications.
Small Hotel/Motel facilities rank fourth nationally in commercial building energy intensity (energy used per square foot per year) with an energy intensity of 100,000 Btuh per square foot. The average for all commercial buildings is 90,000 Btuh per square foot. Energy is used in Hotels/Motels predominantly for hot water supply, lighting in guest rooms and common/outside areas, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, and (where applicable) motors for elevators.
30+% Energy Savings Possible
A key document available from ASHRAE (American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air-conditioning Engineers) outlines procedures for achieving 30% energy savings over the ASHRAE Standard 90.1-2004. The Document is entitled:
The Document pertains to most forms of lodging in the size range up to approximately 80 rooms and four storey’s or less. The document is available in PDF form CLICK HERE
The Wisconsin Focus on Energy program has a very informative website available CLICK HERE
A very informative interactive virtual hotel/motel tour is available that helps you understand and determine exactly where to look for energy savings in your food sales facility CLICK HERE
Professional Hospitality, LLC has saved more than 1.9 million kWh of electricity and 10,000 therms of natural gas—enough energy to power 204 homes for a year. To reduce energy usage, Professional Hospitality installed guest room energy management systems; bathroom motion sensor controls; vending machine controls; low-flow shower heads and faucet aerators; and compact florescent lighting in 10 hotels across Wisconsin. Locations include The Best Western American Heritage Inn in Spooner; the County Inn & Suites in Appleton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison and Milwaukee; The Days Inn in Hurley; Fairfield Inn & Suites in Beloit and Green Bay; and Microtel Inn & Suites in Green Bay. As a result of its energy efficiency efforts, Professional Hospitality will save the hotels $162,000 in annual energy costs.