The mystery of #energyinefficiency in the private sector

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Last night, when it felt like the winter was starting at last, we stayed in this attractive hotel – the Bayswell – in Dunbar, Scotland. We liked the staff and we liked the food. I hope we’ll go back.

From an energy point of view, there was a lot that could be improved. Our room was hot as hot but if you sat near the single glazed window a sharp draught came through. The shower had to be run for ages and was tepid. The (friendly) bar was cold and they needed to bring in an electric local space heater.

Doing something about these things would make the place even better to stay in and would probably pay for itself quickly. Why doesn’t it happen?

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Paul Hodson

Head of Unit "EnergyEfficiency" at European Commission, Directorate-General for Energy

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