EnergySage & Green Key Global partner to promote solar & sustainable practices in lodging industry

Press Release

BOSTON, MA – May 3, 2013

EnergySage, an online marketplace for solar PV and other clean energy technologies, and Green Key Global, a leading environmental lodging certification body, announce a partnership to promote the adoption of sustainable business practices and clean energy technologies throughout the lodging industry.

Hotels of all sizes are embracing green initiatives not only as an avenue for corporate social responsibility and environmental benefits, but also because these initiatives often make good financial sense. The partnership between EnergySage and Green Key Global provides Green Key members with expert advice and guidance as they explore ‘green’ energy options for their facilities. Members will have access to a robust network of suppliers, installers and tools to assist with maximizing their sustainability efforts. A range of services will also be offered to assist decision-makers in moving forward with sustainability and clean technology projects.

As part of this partnership, EnergySage will offer free educational and advisory services to assist interested property owners in evaluating the feasibility of these technologies, including: educational webinars and online resources on the benefits of solar PV and other clean energy technologies (such as combined heat and power, solar hot water, and geothermal space heating and cooling); consultations to evaluate the suitability and financial benefits of each technology for specific properties; and, for those interested in pursuing these systems, EnergySage will leverage its online Marketplace platform to get multiple quotes from high quality installers with a range of financing options that are presented in a clear, apples-to-apples format, and will assist in comparing quotes and finding the best solution for their business. EnergySage provides these resources, all at no cost!

“Solar is a particularly attractive investment for those in the lodging industry as owners can often achieve 2-3 year paybacks on system purchases, immediate costs savings on financed projects, significant long-term cost savings, more stable energy costs, and higher occupancy rates as sustainable properties are increasingly attractive to guests,” noted John Gingrich, Vice President of Corporate Development at EnergySage.

“We welcome an opportunity to expand the services that we are able to offer to our members through this partnership with EnergySage,” commented Steve Ball, Director of Business Development at Green Key Global. “We are always exploring new ideas and partnerships to enhance our membership’s sustainable initiatives.”

“We share in Green Key Global’s commitment to sustainable business practices,” notes Vikram Aggarwal, CEO of EnergySage. “This partnership represents an excellent opportunity for businesses in the lodging industry to take action. By adopting more sustainable operating practices and leveraging renewable energy sources to heat, cool and power their facilities, the lodging industry can reap both the environmental and financial benefits these technologies provide. We look forward to a productive relationship with Green Key Global!”

Lodging industry participants interested in learning more about this partnership should contact John Gingrich by email,, or by phone, 617-453-8924.

About Green Key Global

Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body offering a suite of programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging industry. For 15 years its flagship program, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, has been evaluating and certifying properties in North America and beyond on the scope of their sustainable initiatives. In support of this, Green Key simultaneously educates members on the value these initiatives have on an environmental, social and economic level through a variety of resources and partnerships. The Green Key Programs allow participants to benefit on several fronts – cost savings, increased bookings from environmentally conscious consumers and meeting planners and responsible corporate citizenry. In the United States Green Key is a joint partnership between the Hotel Association of Canada and LRA Worldwide, Inc.

Contact: Steve Ball
Director – Business Development
Green Key Global
613-237-7149, ext. 108

About EnergySage, Inc.

EnergySage provides the first comprehensive online marketplace for consumers and businesses interested in converting to solar energy. By enabling people to comparison shop for “apples-to-apples” competitive quotes from pre-screened installers and financiers, the EnergySage Marketplace typically delivers cost-savings of up to 20 percent when compared to going directly to installers. EnergySage also simplifies today’s complex solar industry by providing tools and unbiased information that enable people to fully understand their product and financing options as well as their return-on-investment scenarios. Many leading organizations have forged partnerships with EnergySage to promote the adoption of solar energy, including Connecticut Green Bank, Staples, Walgreens and the World Wildlife Fund. For more information, please visit:

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