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:
"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
What will the energy industry look like in 2017? We’ve scanned heaps of energy headlines and sorted through all the news and views so you don’t have to! Take a look at the five trending topics we’re watching:
It’s our second year performing the annual DEXMA Energy Efficiency Survey, with the main aim of understanding your energy innovation challenges and exploring new opportunities to help make your work as energy managers easier and simpler.Here are 5 reasons why you should participate now:
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:
Did you know that more than half of senior business managers have no idea how their companies buy energy? Ouch. And nearly 50% also confess to a "limited understanding" of how much energy costs their business, according to a recent YouGov survey of more than 750 senior executives across the UK.
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.