Hotels across the country are turning to energy-efficient measures to reduce energy costs. The Marriott La Jolla in La Jolla, Calif., in a hotel energy efficiency initiative installed motion sensors in its stairwells and vending machines in order to dim lighting when the areas aren’t being used by guests
The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California recently assisted two downtown hotels and the Sacramento Convention Center with energy efficient upgrades. According to the utility district, the Hotel LED lighting upgrades will help both businesses and residents in the area with minimal environmental impact.
Utility companies around the country are encouraging these efforts by offering energy efficient lighting upgrade and replacement rebates, some of which cover up to 50 percent of installation costs for retrofits. And, utilities aren’t the only source for rebates on purchases of energy efficient lighting products. …
Despite the economy’s anemic recovery, hotels are spending a lot more time and money on environmental and sustainability initiatives, and integrating energy-efficient lighting is a popular place to start reducing both carbon footprint and energy costs. Learn why lighting retrofits are the low-hanging fruit when it comes to savings and green leadership