Lowering energy costs lets new Lolo Pass Hotel owners boost their customers’ experience

When sisters Lauren and Lee Gonzalez decided to open Lolo Pass Hotel on Portland’s east side, they aimed to build the property as sustainably as possible.

The pair already operated The Local, an affordable hostel-style property in New York, which they opened in 2014 after selling two hostels that they’d owned in Barcelona, Spain. Building and running those properties showed them firsthand how wasteful the hotel industry can be.

“It’s something we struggle with,” said Gonzalez. “Obviously,…


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