Motel 6 Installs Efficiency Retrofits in 7,530 Rooms
Motel 6 will install energy-saving retrofits in a total of 7,530 rooms in the 66 Motel 6 properties located within Pacific Gas & Electric’s service area in northern and central California.
Working on behalf of PG&E, Honeywell will install energy-saving retrofits as part of the Honeywell Cool Control Plus program.
Motel 6 has independently installed the Telkonet SmartEnergy occupancy sensors and thermostats in 49 properties in California. The new installations will bring the total number of rooms with retrofits to 13,440.
“Motel 6 will no longer waste electricity in empty rooms and will also cut back on properties’ carbon dioxide emissions -? we have calculated that this program will yield a reduction of 10.1 million pounds of carbon dioxide per year for us,” said Dan Gilligan, vice president of utilities for Accor North America.
Honeywell won the $4.7 million contract from PG&E in March 2007 to implement an energy-efficiency program in small hotels and motels.
In June, Motel 6 rolled out what it said is the first national fluorescent light bulb and battery recycling program within the hospitality industry.
Stay Up-to-Date On Environmental Management, Energy & Sustainability News with EL's Free Daily Newsletter
Energy Manager News
- Energy Storage in the Fast Lane
- Alberta Firm Aims for Energy Neutral Egg Laying Barn
- The Department of Energy Seeks to Improve the Better Buildings Challenge
- Behind the Meter: The Many Advantages of Energy Benchmarking
- Telecommunications Companies Upgrade Their Approaches to Energy
- Cutting Energy Use in Fire Stations
- Revolution Lighting Signs School Districts in NY, NJ
- Green Building Boom Is Pumping Billions into US Economy, Retrofits Are Fueling the Trend