Restaurants use the most energy of any commercial building, with nearly 80% of energy use going to cooking, water heating, refrigeration, heating and cooling. Hotels and motels use most of their electrical energy on lighting, heating and cooling. For the hospitality industry, improving energy performance can reduce costs, increase customer and guest comfort and offer a valuable competitive advantage.
Solutions for Hotel/Motel and Restaurant Facilities
- Optimize the dining experience and set the atmosphere by replacing halogen lamps with LED screw-in dimmable lamps.
- Increase perceived light levels and cut energy usage up to 50% by upgrading outdoor parking areas with LED exterior fixtures.
- Maintain your same high standards of service, while reducing your energy costs, by replacing commercial kitchen equipment with ENERGY STAR® or Consortium for Energy Efficiency listed equipment.
- Improve your customers’ experience and maximize energy efficiency by installing or recalibrating energy management systems.
- Install HVAC room controls in guest rooms to increase customer satisfaction and potentially reduce related energy use by 25%.
- Help keep HVAC units running at their top efficiency by participating in BGE’s Enhanced Unitary HVAC Maintenance Program.
BGE Programs and Incentives for Hospitality
The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® offers a variety of energy efficiency programs that can help hotels, motels and restaurants cut costs. Incentives are available for such things as guest room energy management systems (e.g., HVAC and receptacle occupancy sensors), lighting retrofits, new HVAC equipment, and kitchen and refrigeration equipment upgrades.
You can find incentives for these improvements and more through the programs listed below.
For additional solutions to save you even more, check out our Hospitality Fact Sheet.
See how we’re helping other hospitality facilities save energy and money.
- El Andariego restaurant lowered its annual lighting-related energy use by 70% with a payback on the project in less than 3 months.