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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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential HVAC Built-up Alterations
    July 22, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Interior Lighting Alterations
    July 15, 2014
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • Fact Sheet: Nonresidential Lighting Controls for Credit
    February 20, 2014
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    Fact Sheets:  Download this fact sheet to read a summary of key requirements, definitions and resources that are useful to implement Title 24, Part 6 energy code.

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  • Trigger Sheet: Nonresidential Exterior Lighting
    November 21, 2013
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    Trigger Sheets: This handy trigger sheet summarizes sections of Title 24, Part 6 energy code that are triggered based on project scope.  The sections indicated on these trigger sheets can help identify energy code requirements for your project.

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  • e-News #88: Outdoor Lighting
    December 16, 2012
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    We need light outdoors at night for safety, security, productivity, and enjoyment. Guidelines and technologies available today can help meet these lighting needs while providing good quality lighting that minimizes light pollution, conserves energy, and enhances community ambience, including the effect on wildlife and our view of the starry night sky.

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  • e-News #76: Vertical Transportation
    October 21, 2010
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    Elevators in modern buildings are faster and more comfortable than their counterparts decades ago. But even when you are standing inside an innovative looking elevator cab, it is hard to identify the green features in the elevator and recognize their energy savings. This issue of e-News details major sustainable features in elevators and escalators and some design considerations.

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  • e-News #74: Combined Heat and Power
    July 30, 2010
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    A building may contain a vast array of efficiency measures, or it may be old and inefficient. Either way, the electricity used in the building will likely be produced with inherent inefficiencies. The efficiency of fossil fuel based electricity production averages 34% (although new combined cycle plants can exceed 50% efficiency). The ultimate efficiency of any building pulling electricity from the grid is limited by that number.

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  • Design Brief: Chiller Plant Efficiency
    June 12, 2010
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    Though more costly to install and more complicated to operate, a chiller plant offers a number of benefits over simple packaged cooling units, including greater energy efficiency, better controllability, and longer life.

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  • e-News #68: Guestroom Controls for the Hospitality Sector
    January 11, 2010
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    San Francisco's Orchard Garden Hotel was San Francisco's first hotel to implement a cardkey system to control lights and HVAC systems in guestrooms. Monitored data from four rooms in the hotel showed a reduction in heating and cooling energy of 45% during the peak cooling season. Computer simulations based on monitored occupancy levels in the hotel estimate a savings of 32% of annual heating and cooling costs. Modeled across five different climate zones, the average savings were 26%.

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  • Design Brief: Industrial Process Heat Recovery
    October 26, 2009

    Process heating is a significant source of energy consumption in the industrial and manufacturing sectors, and it often results in a large amount of waste heat that is discharged into the atmosphere.

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  • Design Brief: Demand-Controlled Ventilation
    June 12, 2009

    Demand-controlled ventilation (DCV) is a control strategy that varies the amount of ventilation outside air delivered to a space based on input from a single carbon dioxide (CO2) sensor or group of sensors.

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  • Design Brief: Pumping System Troubleshooting
    June 11, 2009
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    This brief explores techniques for identifying and solving pump system problems commonly encountered in existing buildings during retro-commissioning processes.

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  • Design Brief: Outdoor Lighting and Title 24
    August 4, 2008
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    The California Energy Commission (CEC) introduced new Outdoor Lighting Standards in 2005 to conserve energy and reduce electricity peak demand. The Outdoor Lighting Standards regulate lighting power, controls, and allowed lighting fixture types. Illuminated signs are also covered by the Standards.

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  • Design Brief: Commercial Kitchen Ventilation Design
    February 1, 2003
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    By properly designing the exhaust ventilation system for a new commercial restaurant, significant operational savings, energy efficiency, and environmental improvements can be achieved.

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  • e-News #36: 2001 Savings By Design Energy Efficiency Integration Awards Honor Top Design Combined with Careful Energy Use
    July 6, 2001
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    The design teams of four outstanding, energy-efficient California buildings were honored on June 29 at a blacktie gala at the Los Angeles Millennium Biltmore Hotel.

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