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The Grand America Hotel saving big on energy

Published: 08/24/2017
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (Aug. 24, 2017) — The Grand America, Salt Lake City’s largest convention hotel, is saving 2.6 million kilowatt-hours of energy a year, thanks to a recently-completed project aimed at cutting back on energy demand.

The hotel invested $550,000, of which Rocky Mountain Power provided $251,596 in wattsmart Business incentives, resulting in annual savings equivalent to the energy needed to power nearly 300 average-size homes. 

“Our engineering team replaced more than 24,000 light bulbs throughout the hotel - 3,830 bulbs in The Grand’s signature chandeliers, including The Grand Ballroom’s six 12’ bronze and crystal Moscatelli chandeliers,” said Clayton Roop, Grand America Hotels & Resorts’ Director of Engineering. 

“The project made good business sense and is a win for us as well as our guests,” said Chris Erickson, The Grand America’s Hotel Manager. “We reduced our power usage per guest room and meeting room, and the light is warm and brighter which enhances the guest experience.”

For more than a decade The Grand America has been partners with Rocky Mountain Power’s wattsmart Business Program, which offers technical expertise and cash incentives for improving the energy efficiency of businesses. The partnership has helped the hotel to become approximately 90 percent LED. 
“When businesses move toward being more energy efficient it helps them stand out as a company and shows they are taking an active role in doing their part to save energy while being mindful of the environment,” said Bill Comeau, Rocky Mountain Power customer solutions director.

More information on saving energy and incentives for business and home owners can be found at