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Published February 10, 2008 09:44 AM

Flex Your Power Releases Guide to Hotel Energy Efficiency

OAKLAND, CALIF.—A new guide offer hotels simple energy-saving tips that can cut costs while increasing aesthetics and comfort. Flex Your Power, California’s energy efficiency marketing and outreach campaign, has released its Hotels Best Practices Guide. Tips come from all aspects of hotel operations, covering lighting, water, HVAC, windows, roofs, restaurants, laundry, vending and ice machines, office equipment, exercise rooms, pools, saunas, hot tubs and demand response programs.

The guide was designed with the easiest and most cost-effective strategies in mind, providing information on how hotel operators can make changes on their own or with the help of experts. Aside from making energy-saving changes, Flex Your Power recommends conducting an energy audit, creating an energy savings plan and monitoring energy use to determine what’s working.

The guide highlights efforts by some hotels, such as Doubletree Hotel Sacramento, which cut bathroom lighting use in half by installing motion sensor LED-lit nightlights, and Hilton Palm Springs, which uses solar water heaters for its pool.

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