Optimising the energy installations of a hotel not only requires actions that involve the replacement of machinery. The first step for a large number of hotel establishments in Spain is to promote the change in the energy used for another less pollutant, more efficient source, that is of course more affordable. Following the sharp increases experienced in recent years in the price of diesel, one of the fuels proposed as an alternative is propane gas. The cost difference indicates that propane is both cheaper and cleaner as an energy source.
When comparing the efficiency of diesel and propane as a heating fuel, the latter is approximately 20% more efficient than diesel (specifically diesel C which is sold for heating). In addition higher levels of performance can be achieved with the installation of high efficiency boilers.Read more…
Coralía Pino López
Project Manager, Department of Sustainability and Energy Efficiency ITH, Hotel Institute for Technology
Article published in: FuturENERGY June 2015