Saunders Hotel Group

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Challenge Commitment
245Thousand Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity9%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Saunders Hotel Group is a hotel management company based in Boston, MA.  The two medium-sized properties involved in the Challenge are The Lenox Hotel and The Comfort Inn & Suites Logan Airport.  For many years, the properties have implemented energy reduction strategies, including lighting audits and retrofits, cogeneration units, sustainable purchasing, and more.

Saunders Hotel Group is committed to continually improving operations throughout its properties to reduce energy use, increase sustainability, and infuse environmental awareness among its staff and guests. With a strong internal focus on sustainability and environmentalism, the hotel management company has a history of increasing efficiency through both products and management practices.  Saunders Hotel Group recognizes that sustainabilty is an ever-changing, fluid process that requires frequently revisiting best practices. Their commitment to the Better Buildings Challenge stems from the desire to further improve operations and discover new methods previously unattainable or overlooked. Some of the short term goals for hitting their targets include HVAC system upgrades and increased visibility through energy management systems.