HEI Hotels & Resorts is a growing hospitality company with 30 hotel properties in 13 states. Since launching its partnership with ENERGY STAR in 2006, HEI has expanded its corporate commitment to become an industry leader in sustainability initiatives, demonstrating that environmentally sound projects can be financially sound projects as well. From 2005 to 2008, HEI energy efficiency projects yielded savings of more than 23,750,000 kWh and over 23,500 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions across the portfolio. This is enough electricity saved to power 2,366 homes for one year.

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Loews Hotels is a luxury hospitality brand with 18 hotels and resorts in the United States and Canada. Undertaking its first energy reduction measures in 2006, and joining the ENERGY STAR partnership in 2008, Loews has demonstrated commitment and industry leadership in addressing its environmental impact and prioritizing sustainable practices. With a goal to reduce energy use by 10 percent in 2011 as compared to 2007, Loews has achieved over 7.5-percent reduction through October 2010 – well on target to meeting corporate energy targets.

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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter for hotels and motels addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy use profiles
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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The Portfolio Manager DataTrends series is the first-ever analysis of aggregate data stored within ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, pulled from a pool of hundreds of thousands of commercial buildings across the United States. This fact sheet -- Energy Use in Hotels -- examines how hotels use energy, as well as the characteristics of the hotels currently benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

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This FAQ describes the 2009 upgrade to EPA's 1-100 ENERGY STAR score for hotels. The document explains the changes made to the scoring model, including a new data source, the updated analysis of energy use per square foot, and service levels based on operating characteristics.

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