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Published August 18, 2007 03:03 PM

Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay Wins Award for Energy Efficiency

GREEN BAY, WISC.—Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay has received the Focus on Energy Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency for the implementation of innovative energy efficiency projects within its business. With the help of Focus on Energy’s Commercial Sector, part of Wisconsin’s energy efficiency and renewable energy initiative, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay made a number of energy efficiency improvements including installing compact fluorescent light bulbs, guestroom energy management controls and energy-efficient air-conditioning units.


In total, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay saved more than $60,000 in energy costs. Since starting its working relationship with Focus on Energy in 2004, Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay has received more than $24,000 in financial incentives for making the qualified improvements listed above.


"When we started working with Focus on Energy, we looked for energy-efficient recommendations that would keep our owners (Oneida Tribe of WI) happy, without negatively impacting our customers’ experience at the hotel," says Lance Broberg, president and general manager. "Caring for the environment is a big part of the Oneida culture and we respect that point of view. Thanks to our energy advisor, we were able to find energy saving solutions that saved money and reduced runtimes without adversely affecting the guest' environment. It has been a very positive experience and we look forward to working with them on future projects."


Success of Focus On Energy


Since 2001, Focus on Energy has delivered cost-effective energy solutions to Wisconsin consumers, farms and businesses. The results for businesses have meant lower operating costs and an improved bottom line as holds true for Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay. In total, businesses in Wisconsin have saved more than $85 million in energy costs annually.


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"We are proud to present Radisson Hotel & Conference Center Green Bay with the Focus on Energy Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency," says Tom Quasius, sector manager for Focus on Energy’s Commercial Program. "Its leadership in energy efficiency will benefit not only its business, but also the environment and the community."


Commercial businesses have numerous opportunities to save money through energy efficiency. Focus on Energy offers a range of services to owners and managers of commercial businesses including: support in developing an energy management plan, research into new technologies that save money and improve productivity, assistance in communicating with internal audiences about the benefits of increasing energy efficiency in their business, and locating contractors and incentives to help buy down the equipment costs. For more information about saving opportunities at other commercial facilities or Focus on Energy’s Business Programs, visit Focus Energy


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