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.