ATLANTA—The Asian American Hotel Owners Assn. (AAHOA) has joined the U.S. Dept. of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative as an affiliate.
The initiative is dedicated to reducing energy consumption among commercial, public, industrial, and residential properties by 20 percent over the next 10 years. In addition to cutting energy costs by billions of dollars, the program expects to significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and add thousands of new American jobs.
Hundreds of well-known brands, including 3M, Arby’s, AT&T, eBay, and General Electric, have also signed on to work toward greater energy efficiency.
Potential to Have Huge Impact
As a Better Buildings affiliate, AAHOA is committed to educating its 16,000+ members on the benefits and collective positive impact of reduced energy consumption.
“AAHOA is proud to work alongside the Dept. of Energy in bringing energy-efficient practices to its membership,” said AAHOA President and CEO Chip Rogers. “As business owners and active members of thousands of local communities around the country, AAHOA members take environmental concerns very seriously and are grateful for the opportunity to do their part.”
AAHOA Vice Chairman Bhavesh Patel, who will assume the AAHOA chairmanship in April, will share AAHOA-member perspectives on energy efficiency at the Better Buildings Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 15.
For more information on AAHOA’s partner role, visit aahoa.com.