According to the American Gas Association (AGA), 73 percent of lodging facilities in the U.S. use natural gas as an energy source and 50 percent employ it for space heating. The major reasons include lower lifecycle costs, humidity control and a desire for efficient buildings. Natural gas allows the hospitality industry to maintain energy-efficient, carbon-friendly resorts, without foregoing safety and comfort for guests.
Below are equipment suggestions:
Combined Heat and Power
Combined Heat and Power (CHP) or tri-gen installations can help save on energy costs and harmful emissions by utilizing a single burner tip for electric generation and heating and cooling needs to address laundry, water and space conditioning for both heating and cooling.
Engine-driven chillers cool water using energy provided by a natural gas engine. Engine-driven chillers are generally used to provide large cooling loads in areas with medium to high electric rates. In addition to high efficiency cooling operation, waste heat can be recovered for domestic hot water production or other thermal energy needs.
Determining your facility’s natural gas requirement involves verifying the MBTu per hour and delivery pressure in psi (pounds per square inch) of each natural gas appliance you will keep and/or add. Note: You can do this yourself or you can contact your HVAC contractor, engineer, or facilities manager to get this information.
- If it is determined that your facility requires 1.5 MBTu or less, contact an HVAC contractor of your choice to get started.
- If it is determined that your facility requires 1.5 MBTu or more, contact a Washington Gas Commercial Account Manager to get started.
The Service Information Request form details your load, delivery pressure and general service requirements. For new construction projects, please include a site plan, property plat and/or dimensional sketch, including meter location, preferably in autoCAD format or in PDF.
Submit the required paperwork to:
Attention: Commercial Sales
6801 Industrial Road
Springfield, Virginia 22151
Please ensure the paperwork is complete and lists all anticipated gas equipment, the corresponding MBTu rating and required gas pressure.
Washington Gas will perform a cost –benefit analysis of the project per the governing tariff in your jurisdiction of D.C., Maryland or Virginia.
Once the evaluation is complete, you will receive a customer commitment letter from Washington Gas. Sign and return the letter, along with required contribution, if any.
Upon completion of the underground gas service, contact Washington Gas to request a gas meter.
A Washington Gas underground contractor will contact you to schedule the gas line installation.
The gas lines within the property must be inspected by the proper code authority of the jurisdiction. Your installer is responsible for tie-in.