Action Plan for
Stopping Energy Waste in Hotels
Energy waste is a very costly problem for hotels everywhere. These
costs directly affect everyone by reducing profits and the ability to
make business improvements.
Informed employees can play an important role in tracking down and
stopping energy waste. Management's role is to empower its people by giving
them information and processes in which they can participate. It is around this
philosophy that awarenessIDEAS built its Hotel Employee Awareness Energy
From creating awareness, developing interest, promoting motivation by
demonstrating benefits, moving people to action, to giving
recognition when deserved, we can be your partner in energy conservation.
For thirty years, our people have been helping clients design energy
awareness and process materials that track and reinforce good energy
habits. AwarenessIDEAS programs have been successfully used in hotels
for many years. We customize ideas and products to fit your needs. Here
are some suggestions that are easily transferrable to your organization.
HOTEL ENERGY ACTION
Set a standard for energy usage that everyone can agree upon. One
standard awarenessIDEAS recommends is: "All Processes shall conform
to the energy expectations and requirements designed into the system and only
in the amount of energy usage necessary to do the job. Just enough is enough
energy." Get that message across using every avenue of communications open
- Create Energy Teams to
coordinate activities throughout your hotel.
- Dress your Energy Teams in
wearables that give them recognition and identity. We can easily add your
hotel logo to any of these wearables.
- Let us create banners and
posters with your Energy Vision or Message. These can hang in your
facility lounge, your hallways or any where else that a message of energy
conservation would be beneficial.
- Have a suggestion contest
that lasts 30 days, once every 6 months. Have appropriate inexpensive
Awareness for thoughtful ideas. Youíll be pleased by the great ideas your
hotel employees will have on conservation.
- Use our write-on/wipe-off
charts designed to monitor your specific areas. Youíll be able to monitor
energy usage for everything from hotel rooms to maintenance.
- Encourage area groups to
chart energy maintenance or possibility of non-conformances on specific
processes. We can make the charts to fit every group in your hotel.
- Use our energy information
boards to hold posters and hotel energy information inserts.
- Tag all energy
non-conformances, giving each one a priority rating. This will guide your
hotelís energy teams to perform maintenance as needed.
- Use our leak tag information
boards and accompany them with reinforced banners and posters.
- Encourage all employees to
Adopt-A-Door and if appropriate....close it when unnecessarily open.
- Pass out our Energy Tip
Booklets to all your employees families. Encourage each family to find
ways of reducing energy waste in their homes. Use family success stories
in each issue of your organizations newsletter. This is a powerful way to
keep your people talking about energy conservation and their
- Use energy posters to
spotlight specific kinds of energy waste in your hotel and its cost. Identifying individual problem areas in
your hotel will lead to specific success stories.
- Have a contest each month
that relates to that months energy poster. A contest keeps the poster
message alive. People talk about the problem and therefore pay more
attention to solving it.
- Have a contest that
encourages each work area to improve its energy conservation efforts. Give
recognition for continuous achievement by departments and by individual
- Use inexpensive Awareness for
playing an active role in using "Just enough energy." The smallest handouts and corporate gifts
can leave lasting impressions to both your hotel employees and hotel
- Give rewards and recognition
to department managers and the maintenance teams staying on top of reducing
energy non-conformances in your hotel.
Get awarenessIDEAS involved.
Have a look at our complete line of energy awareness materials, then give
us a call at 1-800-875-1725 or drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Making us a
part of your team will give you valuable resources and ongoing support in your
efforts to improve energy awareness at your workplace.
Here are some examples of posters that we have developed for other Hotels: