According to the Commercial Building Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS), hotels and motels in the US use an average of 14 kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity and 49 cubic feet of natural gas per square foot annually. large hotels (those larger than 8,000 square feet) spend an annual average per square foot (ft2) of $1.05 on electricity and $0.25 on natural gas. In a typical lodging facility, lighting, space heating, and water heating represent close to 60 percent of total use, making those systems the best targets for energy savings. For a full service hotel, energy costs are usually between 4 and 6 percent of operating cost, but historic and luxury properties may see energy costs hitting 10 percent or more.
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