Oregon Hotel Makes Room for Energy Efficiency Upgrade
Surrounded by breathtaking mountain views, the 73-unit Creekside Hotel & Suites occupies a prime location off I-5 in southern Oregon. The former Holiday Inn is owned by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and is the first hotel travelers come to when they exit the freeway. A recent conversion from packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) to new packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHP) will make the property even more appealing by improving in-room comfort and reducing energy costs. The Tribe’s local utility, Umpqua Indian Utility Cooperative (UIUC), provided incentives covering more than 80% of the upgrade cost.