ENERGY STAR Success Story: HEI Hotels & Resorts

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.

ENERGY STAR Success Story: Loews Hotels

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.

DataTrends: Energy Use in Hotels

This 2-page factsheet summarizes the energy, operational, and property characteristics of hotels benchmarking in Portfolio Manager. Other statistics are also presented in an easy-to-read format.

The factsheet is part of the Portfolio Manager DataTrends series, which uses the data available in Portfolio Manager to examine benchmarking and trends in energy and water consumption in hundreds of thousands of U.S. commercial buildings.

Hotel Scoring Model FAQs

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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