The Tourism & Hospitality industries are large users of electricity. Hotels particularly consume massive amounts of energy and use 50% more energy than a similar sized residential building despite having only 55% occupancy rates on average. Leading hotels on average use between 650 -1,250 litres of water per guest and consume 275 – 325 kWh of power per square meter. In renewable energy leading countries like Germany, the average hotel uses only 350 litres of water and 100 kWh per square meter. Europe has approximately 5.45 million hotel rooms, which represents almost half of the world total. Clearly, there is plenty of potential for renewable energy within the hospitality sector. Here in Australia, we’re already seeing a number of hotels taking steps to reduce their energy bills with the help of renewable energy sources.