Manchester, NH – In an effort to save on energy costs and reduce its impact on the environment, the Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa is building on its energy efficiency partnership with Eversource with plans to continue upgrades over the next few years.
This energy efficiency partnership with Eversource is saving the award-winning hotel more than $22,000 a year while also reducing its carbon emissions.
Mountain View Grand, located in Whitefield, began its energy efficiency partnership with Eversource in 2014 to help transition the hotel from a mix of incandescent and fluorescent lights to LEDs, completing an extensive interior LED lighting retrofit to save electricity and reduce maintenance costs. Eversource also provided incentives for the upgrades, which combined with the energy cost savings, allowed Mountain View Grand to reinvest in additional projects.
“We then replaced our kitchen vent hood system with a new intelligent system that only exhausts the air over the cooking surfaces when it senses heat,” said Mountain View Grand Resort and Spa managing director, Christopher Diego. “Following up on this project, we performed a building envelope study with Eversource and eventually executed a comprehensive air sealing and insulation plan that made us more airtight from our basement to the attic.”
Mountain View Grand also had a desire to get away from the hundreds of window AC units used to cool guest rooms in the summertime. In 2018, they installed a new heat pump system that provides both electrical cooling and oil heating savings while also taking advantage of the extra thick insulated exterior sheathing under the hotel’s siding.
The new multi-year energy efficiency plan is aimed at maximizing the benefits and savings from the resort’s new building envelope and HVAC design.