Industry News



Phoenix My Break Room Program Saves Energy

The My Break Room Program  encourages energy saving

Accor North America and Motel 6 have implemented the “Phoenix My Break Room” initiative, a energy-saving employee incentive program.  This simple plan has potential for use across many industry sectors, including retail, restaurant, and commercial locations.

The challenge issued to Motel 6 properties was to reduce energy consumption of a six month period.  The prize for the winning locations?  A revamped, energy-efficient break room.

And it worked.  By the end of the program in October 2010, electricity costs had been reduced to the tune of $233,000. By instilling energy conscious habits into team members, Accor NA’s methods can cut energy costs and consumption.

Motel 6 states the key factors to the “Phoenix My Break Room” program’s success:

  • The program was free to implement.
  • The reward was something that could be enjoyed by all levels of employees on a daily basis, rather than a one-time reward.
  • The money spent on renovations and rewards did not compare to the savings earned at many of the winning properties.

Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Export Initiative Launches

Walmart Expands Solar Power Renewable Energy Efforts

Department of Energy Sets Sights on Net-Zero Research Facility



How to keep building occupants safe during the hot season.


Spaces grow denser as the industry emerges from a slump.


Study ranks states on fuel and consumption.


Enhance cleaning practices at your educational facilities.


Tenants have low tolerance for even one pest sighting, a new survey reveals.


Battery installations will fuel federal research.


An ongoing pilot program targets carbon neutrality.


Potential substitute chemicals boast a low global warming potential.


Tap into the DOE’s new data stream for renewable energy.


What to do when the rain stops and the flood recedes.


Mitigation policies grow in response to changing climate.


The 2014 World Cup welcomes six LEED-certified arenas.


An updated study now observes local consequences.


New survey reveals increasing interest in off-site work.


Gain ground on sustainability goals.


With World Environment Day quickly approaching, now is the perfect time for cleaning professionals to think about implementing a green cleaning program or review green products currently in use.


In 2013, approximately 6.5 million people were employed in the renewable energy industry worldwide.


Saving money through energy management strategies in Canadian healthcare institutions just got easier.


A recent study has revealed that the bacteria Legionella, commonly found in fresh water, is able to survive in certain automobile windshield washer fluids.


Industrial symbiosis is essential to a company’s environmental efforts and can even drive profits.

Page 1 of 43

Sponsored Links