Energy saving tips and rebates for hotels

Cut costs and save money with these energy saving ideas for hotels, motels and resorts. Plus, get up to $300,000 in rebates from SRP for making your hospitality business more energy efficient.

Hotel energy use breakdown

Energy consumption for the average hotel often falls into these usage categories:

Cooling Lighting Office Ventilation
Lodging and hospitality 41.8% 26.1% 1.6% 7.3%

Being an energy-intensive business, most hotels can benefit from energy efficiency by controlling and curtailing unnecessary energy use.

Energy efficiency solutions and rebates for hotels

SRP offers rebates, facility audits, complimentary events, training and more to help your hotel save energy and money. You can get up to $300,000 in SRP rebates for upgrading your lighting, HVAC and other equipment to more efficient technologies.

Most popular hotel energy efficiency upgrades:

  • Interior and exterior LED lighting and controls
  • Energy management systems
  • HVAC upgrades including economizers
  • Network thermostats
  • Window film
  • Hotel room occupancy controls
  • Variable frequency drives, motors and pumps
  • Compressed air and dryers
  • Refrigeration
  • Evaporative coolers


Benefits of upgrading your hotel:

  • Lower energy bills
  • Improved guest comfort and employee productivity
  • Reduced maintenance costs
  • Reduced carbon footprint and improved brand image

Rebate funding won't last long. Contact SRP today to get your energy efficiency project started.


6 low-cost energy saving tips for hotels

  • Laundry: Set laundry hot water temperatures to 120°.
  • Pools and hot tubs: Make sure all pools and hot tubs are covered after hours to diminish heat loss. Covering a heated pool can save 50%–70% of the pool's energy use.
  • Housekeeping: Encourage housekeepers to turn off all lights and set temperatures to minimum levels after cleaning each room. Closing drapes when a room is unoccupied will reduce heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter.
  • Front desk: Rooms on top floors, at building corners, and facing west (in summer) or north (in winter) can be the most energy-intensive to heat or cool; therefore, consider booking them last.
  • Hallway lighting: If hallways have skylights or other natural light and your lighting has dimming capabilities, dim those lights by 30% during daytime hours.
  • Guest services: Offer guests the option of forgoing daily linen changes or other guest services to help conserve energy.

Get a free energy savings estimate

Use our free Business Energy Manager for a quick, personalized energy report highlighting no- and low-cost ways to save. You'll also see what rebates your business may qualify for.

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