Tanglewood Resort & Conference Center has announced it will implement conservation-based products and services that will enable the its facility to achieve its sustainability goals as well as have a positive impact on its bottom line.
The property, located north of the Dallas/Ft. Worth area, will use Zero Cost Program, a service of Zenergy Brands, Inc., an energy technology company. Aspects of this project encompass the installation of efficiency technologies and air conditioning systems, refrigeration, and freezers, as well as smart LED lighting throughout the hotel. Post-installation, the energy efficiency solutions will have reduced Tanglewood’s current annual energy usage by over 26%.
“We believe in optimizing all of our facilities with the latest in efficient technologies and have wanted to undertake such a project for some time now,” said Tanglewood Proprietor Roger Thiltgen.
Hotels throughout the nation have begun adapting energy efficient initiatives. In late 2017, the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas announced it was the first in downtown Las Vegas to make the switch from cold cathode lamps to energy efficient LED sign lamps. According to the news release, this change provides a more traditional, warm lighting effect throughout the Main Street walkway and North Tower waterfall.The enhancements are projected to save more than $24,000 annually on energy and maintenance costs. The project is estimated to be complete by February 2018.
In June 2017, Vanderbilt Hotelhas improved its energy efficiency by 22% and achieved a total energy cost savings of $328,250 over the past two years. The hotel has also set a goal to reduce energy use across all of its hotels by 20% in 10 years.
Through the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Challenge, the Nashville hotel added updates to lighting and HVAC systems, guest rooms and building envelope.
In order for the Loews Vanderbilt Hotel to reduce energy consumption by 22% within two years, Loews upgraded all public-area lighting fixtures to LEDs, installed new direct-drive elevator hoist motors on seven passenger elevators, replaced outdated 750-ton centrifugal chillers with re-sized, highly-efficient 500-ton chillers, and installed a new, more efficient water system.
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