Energy and Water Conservation
Green Alternatives for Hotels By: Brent Brammer
#1 Room card or key needed to operate electricity in room
To save energy, the room card (room key) must be inserted into a slot in order for the electricity to work. When guests leave the room, the electricity shuts off. This saves energy because the television, lights, and other electrical items will shut off when no one is in the room. If properly explained to guests, this does not cause them inconvenience. The hotel would incur expense to wire the rooms and install the system, but it could save money in the long run due to lower energy consumption.