Georgia Power, a major utility company in the Southeast, has recently announced its commitment to achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. This is a significant step towards combating climate change and promoting sustainability in the region. However, there is still a lot of work to be done to achieve this goal, and hotels can play a key role in reducing their carbon footprint. However, if approved, this will cost $1.8 billion in utility rate increases over the next three years.
Lodging Technology offers a range of energy management solutions that can help hotel owners and operators reduce their energy consumption and costs while promoting sustainability. One such solution is the GEM Link® Wireless system, which enables hotels to monitor and control their HVAC and lighting systems remotely. By using this system, hotels can optimize their energy usage based on physical occupancy levels and reduce energy waste. The GEM Link® Wireless system can also provide real-time data on energy consumption, allowing hotels to identify areas for further energy savings.
In addition to energy management solutions, Lodging Technology can also help hotels implement sustainable practices and initiatives. This includes initiatives such as installing GEM Sta™ Wireless digital thermostats with temperature limiting, encouraging guests to reuse towels and linens, implementing recycling programs, and using eco-friendly cleaning products.
Furthermore, Lodging Technology can help hotels take advantage of renewable energy incentives and programs that may be available in their area. By investing in clean energy sources, such as solar panels, hotels can further reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy costs over the long term.
Overall, Georgia Power’s commitment to net-zero emissions is an important step towards sustainability in the Southeast. By using energy management solutions like GEM Link® Wireless and working with companies like Lodging Technology, hotels can play a role in achieving this goal while also reducing their energy consumption and costs as utility rates increase. With the right tools and practices in place, hotels can be leaders in sustainability and environmental stewardship in their communities.