TXU, Marriott Identify $250K in Energy Savings at 40 Texas Hotels

by | Nov 17, 2009

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marriott logo2TXU Energy recently conducted energy audits at Texas Marriott locations, identifying energy saving opportunities.

If fully implemented across Marriott’s 40 properties in Texas, the savings could amount to 2 million kilowatt hours a year, or about $250,000 in costs, according to a press release.

Recomendations include the upgrading of control systems and swapping out traditional bulbs for CFLs.

The audits came as a result of Marriott agreeing to extend its electric service agreement with TXU through 2013.

Marriott made big news last week when it announced that all of its new locations would be built according to a LEED volume-build certificate, which allows for economies of scale. In so doing, Marriott will increase the number of its “green” hotels by ten-fold.

With the volume-build plan, the hotel says it will shave about $100,000 in construction expenses and six months in design time, and cut energy and water consumption by a quarter, when compared to national averages.

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