For EDGE-certified hotels, sustainability sells.

“What is the energy and water intensity of your hotel? Is your hotel certified green by an internationally-recognized provider?” Today’s corporate clients won’t commit to staying at a hotel unless these questions are answered well.

By using the EDGE software at the design stage, a hotel developer already knows the numbers in order to respond to discerning guests. And by achieving EDGE certification, the developer has proof of going beyond self-regulation to become a truly resource-efficient enterprise.

Such factors as the hotel’s star rating, the occupancy rate and whether there are laundry services all come into play when creating a base case model within EDGE.

This numeric approach to design is one that any corporate leader can understand – and what can be easily understood at the top can be rapidly set in motion. Simply put, sustainability means a better bottom line, as utilities savings of 20% or more can help hotel owners fight for that last 2% of profitability. That is why for hotels in emerging markets, EDGE is a tool for survival.

Challenge

How to attract environmentally responsible customers by delivering on the promise of sustainability at little cost.

Opportunity

To conserve resources, boost profit margins, and build a stronger brand while safeguarding against occupancy risk.

Results

Nearly 60% of travelers make eco-friendly choices when booking hotels, according to TripAdvisor. Going green saves money and earns new business.

Take the first steps to designing a resource-efficient hotel, resort or serviced apartments with EDGE.

1

Building Type

Go to the EDGE App and select the Hospitality building type.

2

Location Data

Select your country and city.

3

Parameters

Fill in the Basic Parameters.

4

Building Data

For the most accurate results, specify the dimensions of the hotel’s layout.

5

Building Systems

Indicate whether your hotel has air conditioning and/or space heating.

6

Explore Energy Saving Measures

After completing the inputs on the Design tab, move on to the next step of selecting energy-saving measures.

Explore Energy Saving Measures

It takes less than 30 minutes to design a resource-efficient development of homes or an apartment building with EDGE. Determine the solutions that make the most sense at the least cost, keeping the preference of your customers in mind. EDGE has built-in climate data that is specific to where your properties are located, for the most accurate results. Go to the EDGE App to get started.

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