Why be energy efficient? Tourists in city in evening

One of the greatest challenges for businesses in the tourism sector is to reduce energy consumption, while maintaining customer comfort in climate controlled facilities. For many businesses energy constitutes a significant and growing part of their operating budget.

Air conditioning in particular is a key area of energy use. For some tourism sectors such as hotels, air conditioning can contribute up to 50% of their overall energy use.

Improving energy efficiency through equipment upgrades and energy management practices such as understanding your energy bill is one of the most cost-effective ways tourism businesses can manage rising costs to ensure future profitability and competiveness.

See Sustainable Tourism on the Tourism Australia corporate website.