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Hotels, Motels, Casinos, Clubs, and Other Hospitality

Hotels and other guest-oriented facilities often have complicated operations and extensive campuses, with many different types of energy end uses. These may include sophisticated lighting and mechanical systems, pools, elevators, and  sizable hot water loads. Modern energy management practices include using infrared motion sensors and door contacts to control the heating and air conditioning systems (HVAC) when guests leave the room or open windows, as well as behavioral contributions by the guests themselves.

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Advanced Energy Design Guide - Lodging: 30% over 90.1-1999

ASHRAE (with AIA/IES/USGBC/DOE)

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For typical hotels found along highways having up to 80 rooms, generally four stories or less, that use unitary heating and air-conditioning equipment. These represent a significant amount of commercial hotel space in the U.S. (2009 120 pages).

Fairmont Hotel - San Jose

Pacific Gas & Electric

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The Fairmont Hotel in San Jose installed an energy management system that gave them a huge rebate from PG&E and enabled them to reduce their demand by 20 percent as needed.

Four Points by Sheraton - Emeryville

Pacific Gas & Electric

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Four Points by Sheraton in Emeryville installed an ozone laundry system, replaced T12 lighting with efficient T8's and performed HVAC maintenance, while receiving rebates. The many energy efficiency changes lowered Four Points' energy costs, maintained customer satisfaction, increased employee moral and boosted their bottom line.

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