In the current economic climate, hotels, conference centers, and resorts find themselves constantly searching for ways to reduce operating expenses. The hospitality industry, like any commercial enterprise, is driven largely by operating margins. With the economy still struggling, hotels seek intelligent ways to improve P&L performance without cutting back on offered services.

According to a recent EnergyStar report, hotels in the U.S. spend close to $4 billion on energy each year. Given that energy costs will only continue to increase, reducing energy expenditures has become a viable way to reduce overall expenses....