Bahamas Hotel and Tourism Association & The Ministry of Tourism
Caribbean Hotel Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Action – Advanced Program (CHENACT-AP)
Hotel Participant Registration Form (PDF)
View the EDL Bahamas Energy Audits Review Presentation (PDF)
What is CHENACT?
CHENACT is an Energy Efficiency project financed by: IDB, GTZ, CDE, UNEP, BL&P and Government of Barbados. It is being implemented by CTO with the Technical and Operational Support of CHTA/CAST and runs Dec 2009 to October 2010. All BHTA member hotels are eligible to apply to be a part of the project.
- What is the Objective of CHENACT?
- The Objective is to improve the competitiveness of small and medium sized hotels (<400 rooms) in the Caribbean Region through improved use of energy, with the emphasis on Renewable Energy and Micro-Generation. The Pilot project is in Barbados.
How will it help Caribbean hotels?
- Detailed energy audits will be carried out in 30 hotels in Barbados,
- 18 in the OECS and
- 5 in the greater Caribbean Region.
- Walk -Through assessments will be carried out in 35 hotels in Barbados.
- All hotels in the project will be audited for Ozone Depleting Substances
What are the Benefits to the Industry?
- More efficient energy use in the Caribbean Hotel Sector
- Reduced energy costs to hotels
- Increased competitiveness in the hotel sector through lower Operating Costs
- Increased use of Renewable Energies
- Positive Environmental Impacts such as reduction of GHG’s and ODS
- Positive Environmental footprint will attract more environmentally aware consumers, incl. Tour Operators, i.e. Virgin
- Micro-Generation will relieve pressure on current energy generation
- Renewable Energy technologies will diversify the energy matrix
- Additional revenue may be generated from the sale of carbon emission reduction credits
Who qualifies for CHENACT?
- All CHTA member hotels
- Hotels who are interested in participating fully in the process
- Hotels willing to provide the required information
- Hotels willing to contribute towards the cost of the audits
What are the Benefits to Participating Hotels?
- A Comprehensive report on energy usage in the hotel will be produced
- An analysis of where energy is being used and where wastage is occurring will be done
- Recommendations on operational or technological changes required to maximize efficiency will be made
- The audit will complement or enhance Green certification process
- A communication strategy will market the project and the participants
What is required from participating Hotels?
- Provision of accommodation, meals and internet access for 2 -3 auditors over 3 – 5 days 9 depending on the size of the hotel)
- Completion of a pre-audit data collection form, which will be sent to the selected hotels
- Appointment of a Technical Point of Contact who to facilitate the audit team when on property
- Cooperation of Management and staff as required
- Permission to access utility information from the local utility company
What Data should be supplied by hotels?
- Ownership/ Management structure
- Key staff names/contacts
- Number of rooms, Facilities and amenities,
- Property and Major equipment type/age
- Recently completed audits/scope
- Recent environmental certification
- Property drawings including the property plan, elevations, floor plans and area of the property, etc
- Info on any planned and approved upgrades or expansion projects at the hotel facilities
Utility usage for the last 2 years for
- Electrical Energy
- LPG / Natural Gas
- Diesel Fuel
Occupancy rates for the last 2 years by
- Guest Nights
- Room Nights
- Conference Attendance, if applicable
What should participating hotels expect?
- An opening meeting with the GM and other staff on the first day of the audit
- Auditors examining equipment, reviewing records and interviewing staff
- Auditors running tests, auditors working at night
- Closing meeting at the end of audit to highlight key recommendations
- An audit report once fee is paid
What will it cost?
- Each hotel will be asked to donate 10 winter room nights as a contribution towards the cost of the detailed energy audit, if selected
- Accommodation ( 3-5 nights), meals and internet access for the auditors
- Each hotel will be asked to contribute 3 winter room nights as a contribution towards the cost of the Walk- Throughs if selected
- Lunch for the walk through auditor
- Staff hours – Chief Engineer or Maintenance Manager and relevant operations staff.
What is the additional major benefit to 3 hotels in Barbados?
- 3 hotels will be selected to participate in Demonstration projects.
- Approximately $40,000 worth of RE equipment will be installed in each of the selected hotels
- The hotels will be selected on the basis of the results of the Energy Audits and with the assistance of the BL&
What else does CHENACT hope to Achieve?
- An Energy Efficiency Model for hotels in Barbados will be drafted which can be replicated throughout the Caribbean
- A Clean Energy Policy for the hotel sector in Barbados will be drafted which can be replicated throughout the Caribbean
- A movement in the hotel sector in Barbados and the Caribbean towards greater Energy Efficiency (EE) and Micro-Generation (MG) through the use of Renewable Energies (RE)
Where do I get further information?
1. On the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association website
2. Loreto Duffy-Mayers
CHENACT Project Manager
CHTA Office -4th Avenue Belleville
St. Michael . Barbados
Tel: 246-4350847, Fax: 246 -4350845
E-mail: chenactproject (at) gmail.com