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Rest, Relaxation, & Tankless

Tankless Water Heating Leads Hotel's Energy-Efficient Design

Rest, Relaxation, & Tankless




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Forever hot water? Now that’s room service!

The mission of the Holiday Inn and Suites in Columbia, S.C., is to deliver rest and relaxation through energy- efficient amenities. The six-story, 181-room facility receives continuous hot water from a series of Rinnai tankless water heaters, providing a limitless heated flow satisfying guests any time, regardless of demand.

The hotel’s design, construction, operations, and ongoing maintenance conform to guidelines set by Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED), a program developed and managed by the U.S. Green Building Council. Its LEED certification was granted by independent, third-party verification that the hotel implements strategies to ensure environmental and personal health, including water savings, energy efficiency, sustainable site development, materials selection, and indoor air quality.

To that end, the hotel employs a variety of state-of-the-art technology and features, notably eco-friendly synthetic materials and reclaimed wood from local manufacturers, salt-water filtration for the swimming pool to cut chlorine usage, abundant windows to cut artificial lighting, motion sensors on lights, rain water cisterns for irrigating the premises, air-lock entrances, waterless urinals, cooking oil recycling, and, of course, tankless technology.

The Destination Guide, an online blog for travelers, named this eco-friendly home away from home Best Hotel in Columbia.



Red says on May 27, 2012 at 11:32 am

Yes. Operating cost should be lower.  The outupt of a normal water heater is about 40,000 btus.  The outupt for a instant water heater is between 100,000 and 380,000 btus.  One important consideration is the temperature of the water in the winter.  If you live in a very cold part of the country where the water dips below 50 degrees in the winter consider getting a water heater with more outupt.  The savings in a instant water heater is achieved by not constantly heating unused water.  The instant water heater will typically have better combustion efficiency so less of your money will be going into the chimney.  The wall mounted heater should also last longer and its life can be extended by repairs that prevent replacement.