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Hospitality

Restaurants use the most energy of any commercial building with nearly 80% going to cooking, water heating, refrigeration, heating and cooling. Hotels and motels use most of their electricity on lighting, heating and cooling. For the hospitality industry, improving energy performance can reduce costs and increase customer and guest comfort.
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Next, consider upgrading older, less efficient equipment and installing controls on lighting and building equipment. Many of these upgrades are eligible for incentives that can reduce capital costs and shorten the payback period, such as:

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lighting

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Lighting

• Replace all interior and exterior bulbs with the low-energy equivalent — LED bulbs can save up to 80 percent on the cost of lighting
• Replace electric advertising signs and emergency exit signs with LED equivalents
• Increase perceived light levels and cut energy usage by upgrading outdoor parking areas with LED exterior fixtures

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Install Lighting Controls

Install Lighting Controls

Whether occupancy sensors or the addition of skylights and daylighting controls are a better option, controls to adjust lighting levels as needed can produce large energy savings.

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Optimize HVAC System

Optimize HVAC System

• Replace older, less efficient HVAC units with high-efficiency units
• Install HVAC controls, such as programmable thermostats, digital economizers, demand controlled ventilation, and enhanced ventilation controls

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Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Kitchen Equipment

Upgrade to Energy-Efficient Kitchen Equipment

Maintain high standards of service while reducing energy costs by replacing commercial kitchen equipment with ENERGY STAR® equipment.

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Real World Savings

Hotel

Hotel

Project Description

Room Occupancy Sensors & Thermostat Controls

  • Equipment Cost: $21,273
  • Incentive: $4,772
  • Annual Savings: 95,446 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: Less than 2 Years*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Convenience Store

Convenience Store

Project Description

Retrofit Existing Coolers with ECM Motors

  • Equipment Cost: $8,800
  • Incentive: $1,018
  • Annual Savings: 20,378 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: 3.7 Years*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Restaurant

Restaurant

Project Description

Interior Lighting Replacement

  • Equipment Cost: $5,900
  • Incentive: $2,724
  • Annual Savings: 54,564 kWh
  • Payback with Incentive: 7 Months*
*Payback calculated using $.10 / kWh electricity cost

Sources: US Energy Information Administration, Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey 2012

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Sodexo is the designated program implementer for commercial and industrial energy efficiency programs for FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities. This website is maintained by Sodexo
The costs of energy efficiency programs are recovered through customer rates in accordance with PA Act 129 of 2008. For a complete list of commercial, industrial, residential, and low-income energy efficiency programs, please visit energysavePA.com. FirstEnergy’s Pennsylvania utilities, their parents, subsidiaries, employees, affiliates and agents assume no responsibility for the performance of the equipment or equipment warranty, the quality of the work, labor and/or materials supplied, and/or the acts or omissions of any contractor.