If Public and Private Sector Companies and Organizations across the US retrofit with LED Tubes, LED Fixtures, and LED Lamps, the Energy Saving Performance is outstanding. The Data and Calculations below illustrate the Sample Performance of LEDs across America for this Property Type:
|US Census DATA||Property Type||Lodging||Food Service|
|# of Buildings in the US||153,000||349,000|
|Total Square Footage||4,521,000,000||1,851,000,000|
|Run Time (Hours / Week)||150||84|
|Run Time (Hours / Year)||7,800||4,368|
|ASHRAE DATA||Baseline Watts / sq. ft.||1.0||1.4|
|Industry Avg.||50% Savings with LEDs||0.5||0.7|
|Consumption Calculatitions||Current Watts Used||4,521,000,000||2,591,400,000|
|Current Annual kWh Used||35,263,800,000||11,319,235,200|
|Avg. US Cost / kWh||$0.11||$0.11|
|Current Annual Cost of Lighting||$3,879,018,000||$1,245,115,872|
|SAVINGS with LEDs||Annual kWh Saved with LEDs||17,631,900,000||5,659,617,600|
|Annual $ Savings with LEDs||$1,939,509,000||$622,557,936|
|7 year $
Saved with LEDs
|The Environmental Impact||lbs of CO2 Saved per kWh||1.3||1.3|
|Annual lbs of CO2 Saved with LEDs||22,921,470,000||7,357,502,880|
|7 year lbs of CO2 Saved with LEDs||160,450,290,000||51,502,520,160|
|7 year Tons of CO2 Saved with LEDs||80,225,145||25,751,260|
|Vehicles (SUVs) Taken Off the Road||1,910,123||613,125|
The Better Building Initiative companies in this category are highlighted below. We applaud their leadership in Energy Reduction:
Sustainability and/or Energy Reduction Leadership:
IHG is an international hotel company managing seven highly recognized hotel brands including Intercontinental Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo, Crowne Plaza Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Hotels and Resorts, Holiday Inn Express, Staybridge Suites and Candlewood Suites with more than 4,500 hotels in 100 countries. IHG’s currently has a company-wide benchmarking initiative that aims to realize energy savings ranging from 6% to 10% in owned and managed properties by 2012. IHG is participating in the Better Buildings Challenge by committing 24 million square feet of hotels. With LED tubes that are Made in American with Domestic and Imported components according to Buy American ARRA standards, IHG can save 50% or more on its electricity for lighting and also help create the jobs that support American Energy Independence.
“Green Engage is our comprehensive online sustainability system. It tells our hotels what they can do to be a 'green' hotel and gives them the means to conserve resources and save money – by measuring, managing and reporting on their hotel energy, water and waste consumption, as well as benchmarking and the ability to create action plans to track progress. We believe this offers a huge advantage to owners for whom energy is the second largest cost in their hotels. It also puts us in a strong position to respond to rising energy prices and any future carbon taxes IHG and our hotels may face.” - David Jerome, our Senior Vice President for CR, explains how the system works and how it is playing a key role in helping IHG achieve its CR goals.
Launched version 2.0 of Green Engage
Set up 1,100 hotels to use Green Engage by the end of 2010
Became the first hotel company to gain LEED endorsement for an existing hotels program, Green Engage.
Continue to roll out Green Engage to 100% of our owned and managed hotels and extend this into the franchised estate in all three regions. Encourage our hotels to achieve Green Engage Level 1 certification that is high on return and low on investment. Seek energy savings of 6% to 10% in our owned and managed estate over the next three years (2010 -2012) on a per available room night basis.
Green Engage Fast Facts:
Green Engage can help our hotels make 15-25% in energy savings. That equates to approximately $90,000 for an average hotel.
Leadership from overseas: “Green Engage, fantastic programme. We started measuring - what we do, how we do, where to improve and looking at the steps to reduce our numbers in consumption of energy…we managed to save 10% year on year on our energy consumption which helped to reduce expenses and produce better profits.” - Mathieu van Alphen, General Manager InterContinental Budapest
HEI Hotels & Resorts:
Sustainability and/or Energy Reduction Leadership:
HEI Hotels & Resorts located in Norwalk, CT is a hospitality owner and operator of over 40 well-known upscale and luxury hotels including well-known brands Marriott, Renaissance, Westin, Le Meridien, Sheraton, “W”, Hilton, Embassy Suites and Crowne Plaza totaling nearly 10 million square feet throughout the United States and representing approximately $2.5 billion total investment. HEI is a leader in energy efficiency having reduced their portfolio wide consumption between 5% & 7% annually the past few years and currently, HEI is working towards company-wide 2011 targets for energy savings and waste reduction of 3.5% and 10% respectively. As part of their participation in the Better Buildings Challenge, HEI has committed to reducing the energy use in their ever growing 10 million square feet of building space 20% by 2020. With LED tubes that are Made in American with Domestic and Imported components according to Buy American ARRA standards, HEI Hotels & Resorts can save 50% or more on its electricity for lighting and also help create the jobs that support American Energy Independence.
HEI Hotels & Resorts’ Receives AEE’s Corporate Energy Manager of the Year Award
Company Outlines 2010 Sustainability Goals
NORWALK, Conn., January 11, 2010—HEI Hotels & Resorts (HEI), the nation’s fastest growing private owner/operator of hotel real estate, announced that it has received the prestigious Corporate Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) at the 32nd World Energy Engineering Congress 2009. One of the nation’s premier energy management and renewable energy events, the AEE Corporate Energy Management award is presented to companies and individuals who make important strides in energy conservation, sustainability efforts and/or products. HEI joins Toyota, General Motors, US Postal Service and McDonald’s as past winners of the award.
“Since launching our energy management programs in 2005, HEI has invested more than $6.5 million in energy-related capital improvements to its portfolio of full-service, upper scale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the U.S.,” said Gary Mendell, HEI’s chairman and chief executive officer. “Those initial capital upgrades already are resulting in more than $2 million in annual energy savings, and we continue to explore and implement additional programs. In 2009, we launched the ‘Energy Looking Glass (ELG)’, a proprietary energy monitoring dashboard, which maximizes our energy use across the portfolio. HEI firmly believes that not only is sustainability important for the welfare of the planet, but also can yield meaningful cost savings for companies who invest wisely.”
AEE Award: The company has set additional benchmarks for further energy and waste reduction for 2010. HEI plans to reduce energy consumption company-wide by five percent in the coming year by continuing its 2009 programs targeting operational awareness and conservation. While 2009 focused largely on the efforts of its general managers and chief engineers, new programs will be added to include executive chefs, executive housekeepers and banquet managers. Additionally, the company is in the planning stages to renovate an existing hotel to achieve LEED-EB certification by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).
“To achieve true success in sustainability, however, we knew we would have to get our associates engaged and motivated to help,” added Bob Holesko, VP of facilities. “At the beginning of 2009, we began a competition amongst our hotels, divided by brand. Prizes ranging from gift cards to flat-screen televisions were awarded to hotel associates for reductions in energy usage, assisting the $1 million in energy savings from our ELG program. Through October, we have observed a reduction in consumption of approximately 8 percent to 2008, irrespective of additional monetary savings experienced through decreases in energy rates.” In an effort to further empower associates to get involved, HEI launched a social responsibility program in September, 2009. Entitled “We CARE,” the program focuses on four parts: Communities, Associates, Relationships and Environment. The company will embark on “E(nvironment)” programs this year, focusing on trash & recycling programs to determine what can be done to reduce waste and improve recycling. AEE Award: “While a number of companies give lip service to sustainability efforts, HEI has implemented meaningful programs to reduce the carbon footprints of its hotel portfolio,” said Richard G. Lubinski, regional chapter president of the AEE and president of Think Energy Management LLC. “Other hospitality companies can learn from their success - HEI has proven that ‘going green’ can result in meaningful gains to the bottom line.”
More about HEI Hotels & Resorts: HEI Hotels & Resorts, headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., is a leading hospitality investment firm that acquires, develops, owns and operates full-service, upper upscale and luxury hotels and resorts throughout the United States under such well-known brand names as Marriott, Sheraton, Westin, Le Meridien, Embassy Suites, and Hilton. For more information about HEI, visit the company’s website, www.heihotels.com.
Sustainability and/or Energy Reduction Leadership:
Wyndham Worldwide is one of the world's largest hospitality companies across six continents, with approximately 7,300 franchised hotels worldwide, 99,000 vacation properties, and more than 160 vacation ownership resorts. Wyndham is implementing a plan for franchise properties, to adopt energy efficient measures, including a Better Building Challenge commitment of reducing 20% of their energy consumption by 2020, over 10 million square feet of their operationally controlled facilities. With LED tubes that are Made in American with Domestic and Imported components according to Buy American ARRA standards, Wyndham Worldwide can save 50% or more on its electricity for lighting and also help create the jobs that support American Energy Independence.
“As the global market continues to grow and integrate, the hospitality industry has an increasing ability and responsibility to shape sustainability innovation on the world stage,” says Stephen P. Holmes, chairman and CEO of Wyndham Worldwide. “By continually evaluating and improving how we operate and increasing knowledge among millions of people we interact with on a daily basis, Wyndham Worldwide is excited to be a leader in reducing the hospitality industry’s collective environmental impact.”
Wyndham Worldwide has invested in exploring and adopting innovative sustainable practices through its Wyndham Green program, which focuses on sustainability across the global company. During the past five years, Wyndham Worldwide has placed the program among its top five strategic priorities across the company, successfully implementing energy efficient strategies with a goal to reduce emissions by 12% by 2016, and 20% by 2020. In June, the company released its first including its first Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) reports, reflecting the strategies, efforts, and results across the company’s diverse businesses.
“The direction Wyndham Worldwide has taken on sustainability has made tremendous progress, and continues to be a strategic focus that will make a lasting impact around the world,” says the Right Honourable Brian Mulroney, former Prime Minister of Canada, and member of the Wyndham Worldwide Board of Directors. In 2006, Mr. Mulroney was named the “Greenest Prime Minister in Canadian History,” and has been recognized for positive environmental impact. Mr. Mulroney has participated and provided input into the Company’s Wyndham Green sustainability program.