Energy costs represent an average of 9% of a hotel’s operating costs. This average value could vary between 4% for hotels that only have basic consumption needs corresponding to lighting, domestic hot water and heating, and 25% for those establishments that offer heated swimming pools, spas or in-room kitchens.
The cost of energy is an item that historically has a growing weight and the expectation is that such growth with continue. This has caused the leading hotel chains to take steps to minimise their vulnerability to the increasing cost of energy supplies.
Many hotel chains have implemented smart energy efficiency solutions, not only to reduce their exposure to rising prices in the supply of energy but as a key lever to boost their competitiveness and achieve positioning in the sector.
CLIMAVAL 2014, the II National Congress on integrated energy management in the hotel sector, is organised by the Valencian Energy Industries Association (AVAESEN) and by InnDEA Valencia. This congress brings together the latest trends in technology and equipment, the most effective energy solutions, the most viable models for energy services, financing and investment issues in addition to providing a forum for all the participants in the sector’s value chain to share their vision, from the manufacturer to the end user.
The Congress will be held on 25 September at the Hotel Barceló Valencia and the topics under discussion will cover everything relating to the integrated energy management of the hotel sector:
Eco-friendly heating and air-conditioning
Integration of renewable energy: Self-sufficient hotels
Energy certifications and eco-labels
Domotics, automation and control.
Smart energy management: Between comfort and saving
Smart water management and DHW
Investment: Who, how and when