energy efficiency Tag

Did you know that 60% of your hotel's carbon footprint comes from energy use? Not only that, but your bottom line is affected too: energy use is eating up 6-10% of your property's revenues. It might not be your biggest operating cost - but it's the one growing fastest! Besides, when it's so easy to do a little hotel energy management, what hotelier wouldn't want to save money on their next electricity bill? Plus, your customers actually want greener hotels - but they aren't necessarily willing to sacrifice higher rates or forgo any kind of luxury.  If you are in the hospitality industry, read on to learn how to balance an optimal guest experience with properly implemented hotel energy management:

maetrics logoWelcome to the 2nd edition of DEXMA Partner Spotlight! This month we are highlighting Maetrics, an Italian ESCO delivering energy management and building automation solutions.

We spoke with Managing Director Paolo Finotto who is based in Venice (ah, Venice!).

Here are some of the best snippets of our conversation:

"Tomorrow’s energy is decentralised, decarbonised and digital,” says Rockstart Smart Energy Accelerator Director Freerk Bisschop. As an energy professional, staying updated with the latest industry trends also means keeping an eye on the up-and-coming energy innovators. That's why we're so excited to share our picks for the most promising energy startups to watch in 2017. How did we choose? Easy: our top energy startups to follow do one or more of the following:
  • connect prosumers, electric vehicles, storage and demand
  • use Big Data, machine learning algorithms and IoT connectivity
  • focus on energy cyber security
  • build the potential to change the energy marketplace
  • boost business models for energy efficiency and/or renewables
And now for the long-awaited list... drumroll!

So your Secret Santa is the Energy Manager. Oh man... What on Earth are you supposed to gift that eco-nerd? Or maybe, you have a geek energy pro among your loved ones and you already got them that LED-light up jumper, and are out of ideas… We’re here to help! Here are 10 perfect gift ideas for energy managers for all budgets, sure to make your efficiency guru look at least this happy on Christmas morning:

Thanks to the Carbon Act, many companies in the UK are already working on decreasing energy consumption, but many energy efficiency plans are focused just on electricity. Ever since Brexit, energy consumers in the UK have seen wholesale gas prices rise 34%. Plus a 24% electricity prices increase. And winter is coming. That's why there's no better time than now to learn about how heating optimisation (gas, thermal and fuel tanks) will help your SME or ESCO this year.