The Clarion Hotel in Phoenix has finished installation of a new 100-kilowatt CHP system that will reduce the hotel's energy bills-particularly during peak times-and pay for itself in less than 2.5 years.
The CHP system, built and financed by Phoenix-based project developer Easy Energy, will generate electricity for the guestrooms and recycle the waste heat for the pool, spa, and guestroom water needs. "We had to find a way to decrease our electricity costs without impacting the comfort and services for our hotel guests," says James Evanoff, general manager of Clarion Hotel Phoenix.
The project received an $80,000 energy efficiency rebate from Southwest Gas. Southwest Gas still has rebate funds available for additional CHP projects.