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Hospitality Industry

All the information you need to know about energy reduction and efficiency in the hospitality sector.

The Irish Hotels Federation state that the hotel industry in Ireland is spending in the region of €70 - €100 million per year on energy.


The Irish hotel industry is one of the largest energy users in the commercial sector, albeit the one with the most potential for energy efficiency improvements.

A significant factor with hotels is the amount of energy wastage of the HVAC system by room occupants. A clear understanding of where the energy is being wasted allows management implement the necessary strategies to reduce these unnecessary losses. Our objective is to help you to take control of your energy costs.

Energy Consumption in Hospitality Industry

For many hotels, energy costs account for a substantial proportion of operating costs. Many hoteliers view energy costs as a fixed cost and one of which they have no control over.


When looking at reducing energy costs it is not enough to look at the unit rate only. Energy costs can be effectively managed and reduced. Reducing energy costs and improving energy
efficiencies have a direct positive impact on your bottom line.

You can not manage what you don’t understand. This concept applies even more so to energy management.


Your first stop should be to get familiar with your energy bills – what tariff are you on, what is your bill made up of (standing charges, day rates, night rates, VAT etc), and how much are you using each billing period.


Once you understand your bills, the next step is to understand where that energy is being used and to identify opportunities to reduce this.

Hotels operate all year around the clock. Although there are certain down times, mechanical services are in continuous use.


The highest consumption areas within a hotel are:

  • Kitchen

  • Refrigeration

  • HVAC (Heating, ventilation and air conditioning)

  • Lighting

  • Water Heating

  • Lifts

  • In house laundry (if applicable)

  • Leisure facilities (if applicable)

Reducing temperature by 1°C can result in an energy reduction of up to 10%

How to make savings with Digren Energy

There are a number of ways to substantially reduce energy costs. These vary from no cost, to low cost to high capital expenditure projects. However, The best way to maximise savings is to implement an energy plan specific to your facility and budget. A significant barrier to using energy efficiently is a lack of

At Digren Energy we encourage the development of a plan to ensure energy efficiency success. This can be done through a comprehensive plan or through our separate energy services.


Understanding Energy Efficiency in Hospitality Industry

See our brochure for more information to reduce energy costs in the hospitality sector.

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