Partner Since: 2000
Estimated Annual Reduction in Energy Consumption: 480,000 kWh
Initial investment: $30,800
Estimated Annual Cost Savings: $30,000
Columbus Hospitality Group, a Bass Hotels and Resorts franchise, proudly joined ENERGY STAR in May 2000. They immediately began a complete renovation with the goal of making the hotel as energy-efficient as possible. Their recent improvements have already increased their energy performance and gone straight to their bottom line with annual savings of more than $30,000 in energy bills and reduced maintenance costs!
Some examples of their energy-efficient improvements include:
These profitable upgrades were made while maintaining or increasing guest satisfaction. Energy data is also tracked for each piece of equipment, facilitating the scheduling of routine maintenance and allowing employees from any department to report equipment problems directly to the engineering department.
ENERGY STAR estimates that the savings generated from this investment are equivalent to increasing ADR by $3.25!
Columbus Hospitality Group has invested significant time and energy in training employees about ENERGY STAR and its methodology, with on-site examples, presentations, and operational procedures that lead to energy savings. This employee training has led to increased morale and pride by staff across hotel departments.
“Our energy management strategy has paralleled the ENERGY STAR methodology. We are serious about energy-efficiency and believe in its benefits. We expect these upgrades, along with guidance from ENERGY STAR , to prevent pollution, save money, and help the environment!”
Director of Facilities
“By participating in ENERGY STAR, we have not had to put forth an energy surcharge.
When we started this program, we had no idea the cost of energy was going to go up the way it has, so we were very fortunate.”