Energy Statistics

The Value

  • 17 million US travelers consider ECO factors when selecting hotels (2002)
  • 70% willing to pay $75 more per week
  • Strengthens brand loyalty & value
  • National PR, Online, word of mouth
  • Reduced operating cost
  • Environmental impact reduction

U.S. buildings consumption

  • 36% of total energy use and 65% of electricity consumption.
  • Restaurants use 33% of all retail energy use, #1 in retail
  • 30% of greenhouse gas emissions
  • 30% of raw materials use
  • 30% of waste output
  • 12% of potable water consumption

Electric use in U.S.

  • One quarter of the United States annual electric bill, $34 billion, comes from lighting.
  • More than 20% of the electricity generated in the U.S. is used for lighting alone.
  • Approximately half of this energy is wasted lighting empty rooms or as heat produced by inefficient bulbs and lighting fixtures.
  • By using energy efficient lighting you can save up to 70% on your monthly electric bill.

Energy conservation through lighting

  • Simplest and least costly way to reduce energy use
  • Has the largest impact on energy & cost reduction
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