Ten Proven Strategies to Achieve Safe, Cost-Effective Energy and Waste Disposal for Your Hotel
If you’re looking to save money on your energy usage and waste disposal, here’s what you need to know.
Attempting to assess energy-efficiency through individual sensors and applications can be complicated. We previously ran research programs for the German government, which involved monitoring the energy usage of thousands of applications such as lamps, pumps, elevators, etc. This method of data collection turned out to be a huge financial burden and presented many logistical challenges without guaranteeing a return on the investment. Now, we have an efficient, low-cost method of assessing and optimizing energy use for a variety of clients. Our free energy efficiency calculator makes it possible to assess your potential for carbon reduction and cost-saving in minutes.
Hotels and resorts worldwide are a major energy consumer, especially during peak travel times (usually the summer months) at any given destination. This can put a heavy strain on power grids in tourism areas. The low-hanging fruit in cost-saving in terms of carbon use are solar panels, LED lighting in continuously used public areas, and motion sensors that detect when lighting is required in spaces like corridors. In colder climates, combined heating and lighting also offers a quick return on investment while curbing carbon emissions.
One often overlooked aspect of cost-reduction is waste disposal. Many operators are unaware of new technologies that are able to reduce waste volumes, and in turn reduce costs associated with waste-removal and landfilling, as these are typically calculated based on weight.
There are other issues associated with waste disposal that may incur unnecessary external costs down the line. Many tourism destinations lack adequate infrastructure to dispose of waste effectively, which results in the waste coming back around to pollute the surroundings of your establishment. As this becomes more visually apparent, and as sustainability becomes increasingly important to…