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Energy Efficiency Guidance for Hotels
June 24, 2009

When visiting your next hotel this summer, check to see if energy efficiency is on the amenities list. If it’s not, it should be.

Recommendations on achieving 30 percent energy savings over minimum code requirements are contained in the newly published Advanced Energy Design Guide for Highway Lodging. The energy savings guidance for design of new hotels provides a first step toward achieving a net-zero-energy building.

The book, published by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), gives guidance to architects, engineers, contractors and other building team members on how to easily achieve advanced levels of energy savings without having to resort to detailed calculations or analysis.

The cost of the print version of Advanced Energy Design Guide for Highway Lodging, is $62 ($53 for members). To download the free electronic version, please visit To order a print copy of the book, contact ASHRAE Customer Service at 1-800-527-4723 (United States and Canada) or 404-636-8400 (worldwide), fax 404-321-5478, or visit

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