Lighting Control May Present Largest Financial Incentive
According to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) hotels in the United States comprise more than five billion square feet of space and spend more than $7.5 billion on energy each year. This equates to an average spend of nearly $2,200 per available room each year on energy. Given these statistics, there are significant opportunities within the hotel industry to not only reduce energy consumption and thus its impact on the environment, but there is also a large and powerful financial incentive as well. When hoteliers consider any changes, it is important that those changes result in a healthy, productive and comfortable environment for guests. Thus, trends related to hotel lighting—responsible for a significant amount of energy usage—are the perfect place for Greenwich, Connecticut hoteliers to investigate further when considering changes that might impact both their guests and their bottom line.