Energy is typically a hotel's second highest operating cost.

Whether the price is rising, staying flat or decreasing, the impact on financial statements is always noticeable. While energy cost-cutting is imperative, there is an acute need by hotels to balance cost-cutting efforts with the need to accommodate and delight its guests.

Hospitality solutions must be multifaceted — simultaneously addressing:

• guests’ expectations of comfort, safety, and satisfaction

• hotel management’s need for efficiency and reliability

• hoteliers’ need to generate profits

• customers’ desire to buy from socially responsible businesses and
   hoteliers’ obligation to be environmentally sensitive