Hospitality

Energy and Sustainability

Managing Your Energy Costs

Reducing operating costs is a challenge in the hospitality industry where hotel owners must satisfy guest’s expectations for comfort and security without lowering quality of service. Guests expect to find all the comforts of home: long hot showers, climate control, well lit rooms and round-the-clock amenities, all of which consume energy.

According to the EPA, on average, America’s hotels spend close to $4 billion or $2,196 per available room for energy each year. Hotels are the fourth most intensive user of energy in the commercial sector.

Electricity accounts for the largest portion of a hotel’s annual energy budget. Lighting alone represents almost 25 percent of the total electricity consumed. In fact, lighting accounts for more than 40 percent of the total electric cost for a typical hotel room. With energy costs in the U.S. averaging over $2 per square foot, there’s a tremendous and immediate opportunity for hotel owners to increase net revenue.

Reducing energy costs by just 10% is equivalent to:

  • ADR increase of $0.62 for limited service properties
  • ADR increase of $1.35 for full service properties

You can provide comfortable light levels for all your guests’ activities and reduce energy costs, simply by upgrading to or installing new energy efficient lighting systems from SYLVANIA.

  • Replace traditional incandescent lamps with DULUX® compact fluorescent lamps for up to 75% energy savings and up to 10,000 hours life.
  • Replace traditional incandescent lamps with ULTRA LED retrofit lamps for up to 84% energy savings and up to 50,000 hours life.
  • Replace traditional T12 fluorescent lighting systems with new high performance, SYLVANIA OCTRON® T8 and PENTRON® T5 reduced mercury lamps and QUICKTRONIC electronic ballasts for up to 40% energy savings and higher light levels.
  • Implement dimming and lighting controls systems for an additional 25% energy savings.

Lighting for the Sustainable Hotel
In the face of rising energy costs, many hotels have adopted “green” strategies, implementing energy efficient technologies and processes to save natural resources, reduce waste and protect the earth. Using environmentally preferable lighting solutions can reduce the carbon footprint and impact of your properties.

Here are just a few reasons to use energy efficient, long life lighting products:

  • Sustainable operations consume fewer resources, which in turns leads to lower operating expenses and higher net operating revenue.
  • New energy efficient lighting systems increase your property’s value.
  • Enhanced guest comfort and satisfaction. Today’s advanced lighting systems deliver more comfortable illumination, providing guests with the ability to select light levels that are suitable and comfortable for specific activities. In many cases, they chose lower light levels, which translate into greater energy savings
  • Build brand loyalty with customers. Taking a leadership role in improving your building’s environmental “footprint” demonstrates leadership and commitment to social responsibility.

Give yourself credit for going green.
Incentives may be available to building owners to help offset the financial investment in new energy efficient systems. These include:
Allowing owners to use the money saved on energy bills to pay for the new systems.
Utility incentive programs and Federal tax incentive and rebate programs.

Industry sustainability standards for commercial buildings
A number of whole building rating systems have been developed to guide designers, architects and builders who incorporate green building strategies. These rating systems include ENERGY STAR® for buildings, Green Globes® and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED®). SYLVANIA lighting system solutions can help you achieve and exceed many of the criteria for each of these rating systems, including energy efficiency, controllability of systems and low mercury content.

Shed some light on your energy usage and save valuable time with our lighting assessment.
Contact your SYLVANIA sales representative for a comprehensive analysis of your hotel’s lighting usage, including recommendations for every lamp, ballast and fixture in the building. Our lighting experts have the knowledge and experience necessary to properly evaluate your facility and help you choose lighting products that will yield both the greatest savings and the highest levels of performance.

Best of all, our assessment will leave you with more time to tend to other pressing property management issues. There’s nothing to lose and so much savings to gain.

At OSRAM SYLVANIA, environmental sustainability is a continuous initiative that is built into the way we do business.
Meeting our needs today without compromising the resources needed by future generations, touches everything we do as a company. It’s all about reducing environmental impact, a commitment that goes beyond our products to include how those products are used, how they are manufactured and how they are packaged and distributed. Whether you’re interested in lowering your energy bills, avoiding frequent and costly maintenance, recycling programs or discovering our ECOLOGIC® products that contain little or no hazardous materials, OSRAM SYLVANIA can help support your green building strategy.