Hospitality company Wyndham Worldwide reduced its overall energy use 0.8 percent year-on-year, from 987,943 MWh in 2010 to 980,049 MWh in 2011, according to Wyndam’s latest sustainability report.
During the same period, number of hotels owned dropped from 7,210 to 7,205, but hotel rooms climbed from 612,700 613,100. Overall, A LEED project at the company’s headquarters resulted in a 16 percent energy savings from lighting and an overall energy savings of 17 percent. Furthermore, 75 percent of the site’s HVAC equipment is Energy Star-certified. All of the energy needed to power the headquarters comes from wind power. The company has increased the number of renewable energy sites it owns from nine in 2010 to 23 in 2011, figures show.