8,600 Motel 6 have been retrofitted with occupancy sensors that cause the thermostat to readjust when guests go out.
A trial program has been rolled out at 650 hotels that aims to cut energy consumption by 25 percent.
450,000 incandescent bulbs have been replaced with compact fluorescent ones, and more than 250 hotels have earned an Energy Star efficiency label from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Lexington, Mass., is fully loaded with Energy Star appliances, LED lighting, and top-notch ventilation systems that saves enough energy annually to power 236 homes.
The company’s aim is to reduce water use by 10 percent by 2014. Already nearly 90 European properties have installed water-saving toilets, showerheads, and tap.
North American properties have “low-flow” showerheads (which use a maximum of 2.5 gallons of water per minute) and toilets (1.6 gallons of water per flush) which has reduce the chain’s overall water consumption by 3 percent.
Has added some 400,000 low-flow showerheads and toilets to all of its locations worldwide and they also buys 1 million towels annually that don’t require prewashing, conserving 6 million gallons of water each year.
All new Element hotels will have low-flow water fixtures in rooms and water-efficient landscaping saving up to 1 million gallons of water per year.
The company will only use key cards and shampoo and lotion containers made from recycled plastics.
140 Candlewood Suites properties donated old furniture and linens to local families following renovations — helping to cut back on landfill