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Jim Gieselman

Principal at Emeritus Consulting

Jim  Gieselman

An expert in HVAC systems, Jim delivers innovative energy reduction opportunities for hospitality clients through targeted energy assessments, retro-commissioning services, and energy management. Jim’s broad experience over 40 plus years enables him to understand the intricacies of hotel HVAC and lighting system operations - because understanding is the key to delivering true energy opportunities to hotel clients. His areas of expertise center on his systems knowledge of hotel infrastructure, especially HVAC, and how it should operate. Through building energy assessments (audits) and retrocommissioning Jim identifies and quantifies energy inefficiencies and delivers practical solutions. Jim is a consultant with Cayuga Hospitality Consultants.

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Energy Management 101

Start discussing a technical topic and watch as people's eyes glaze over, even if those people are fully aware that it's something they should be paying attention to. Embarking on a path toward a more sustainable and energy efficient hotel operation qualifies as one of these 'glazed' subjects, so to eliminate any possibility of eyelid fatigue, let's talk about this extremely important issue in terms of something just a bit more fun –golf.

Case Study: Hotel Energy Management at The Ritz-Carlton, Naples, Florida

The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company embarked on a three year program centered on reducing energy consumption. The purpose of the program was not only to reduce the portfolio's energy consumption and cost, but also to raise the awareness of the Ladies and Gentlemen of the Ritz-Carlton as to their personal responsibilities pertaining to energy and the environment.
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