Hubbell’s createchange initiative to help hotels realize energy savings
July 7, 2014 - Designed specifically for the hospitality industry, createchange is a lighting upgrade program from Hubbell Lighting promising to cut hotel electricity costs by 60%. The initiative consists of two offerings:
By Alyssa Dalton
• A suite of audit tools and other product selection resources implemented with Hubbell Lighting consultants that help hotels forecast the economic impact of various lighting retrofit strategies and identify any utility rebates that are available.
• A 90-day trial program—Compare in the Air—allows customers to validate cost saving estimates in buildings or outdoor environments with up to four Hubbell Lighting products. After the trial period, customers can decide to keep the products or return them for a full refund.
As well, an evaluation of lighting solutions will be conducted in lobbies, conference rooms, meeting rooms, common areas, building exteriors, landscapes, signage, parking lots and garages.
“Making the change to energy efficient lighting and controls offers hotel owners an incredible opportunity to make their businesses more profitable,” said Scott Muse, Hubbell Lighting president. “Our createchange program offers the hospitality industry as close to a guaranteed energy and maintenance savings as exists.”
Customers can also receive 100% fixed rate, longterm financing through the company’s funding program, Cash Flow Positive.
“With a simple approval process, we will fund your entire lighting and controls upgrade; including all products, installation and project-related materials and services. Even better, wherever possible, we will structure the financing to ensure that energy cost savings are greater than monthly financing costs, which means that hotels will experience an immediate positive cash flow,” continued Muse.
“We are in a situation today where the economic advantages of new lighting technologies are a given,” he added. “Now we need to spur adoption. That is why createchange is so important.”