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Better Buildings Summit Features AAHOA Chairman

Bhavesh Patel

ATLANTA—Bhavesh Patel, Chairman of the Asian American Hotel Owners Association (AAHOA), will address attendees today at the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s 2017 Better Buildings Summit.

The summit, which is expected to draw nearly 1,000 leaders across key industries from around the United States, is aimed at showcasing energy-efficiency measures and sharing best practices for their adoption and implementation.

Patel, whose platform as chairman strongly emphasizes professional development among hoteliers, will speak to a hospitality breakout session on Monday morning.

“Energy efficiency hasn’t always been a major issue within hospitality, but it is our duty and to our business advantage, both as hoteliers and business owners, to do whatever we can to lessen our collective impact,” he said. “It’s an honor to speak at the Better Buildings Summit and I’m excited to learn more about what AAHOA members can do to reduce their energy consumption.”

Breakout session participants are expected to include representatives from MGM Resorts International, Hilton Worldwide, AH&LA, Disney Corp., Las Vegas Sands Corp., and others.

For more information on the summit and on the Dept. of Energy’s energy-saving initiatives, visit betterbuildingssolutioncenter.energy.gov.