Energy Sherpa
Your Guide to Energy Savings


Passion. Experience. Diligence.


Based in New Jersey with coverage across the United States and Caribbean, Energy Sherpa assists primarily hotels and other commercial properties with the implementation of energy conservation measures to reduce operating costs and increase long-term value. Whether you’re a hotel, MUD, office building, retail or other commercial property, we will help you develop an energy strategy and help you execute the strategy in a pragmatic fashion focused on the your investment criteria and desired occupant experience. We bring extensive experience in energy efficiency, hospitality management, and operations to each of our clients and utilize our consultative framework to support each property’s unique needs.

Our team is has been focused on energy efficiency for over 10 years and bring over 25 years of hospitality and property operations experience to the table. We are manufacturer agnostic as each property’s needs are unique and we are always learning about new technologies and products to better service our clientele. Energy Sherpa has helped hundreds of hotels across the US, across brands - including Marriott, IHG, Hilton, Wyndham, Best Western, Choice and many independents, and across segments and classes.


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We at Energy Sherpa know that finding the energy partner for your business is a choice not to be taken lightly. That’s why we offer free consultations to better understand your needs, the scope of your goals, and your budget.

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Founder/Energy champion

Rishi Shah, CHA

Rishi Shah is an experienced hotelier and Founder of Energy Sherpa, a consulting firm that focuses on aiding the hospitality industry in the development and implementation of energy strategies in order to reduce operating expenses and increase the value of the real estate.  At Energy Sherpa, he drives the organization’s strategic growth, client relationship development and oversees the practice in bringing both sustainable and economical solutions to its clients.

Rishi began his hospitality career in his family’s hospitality business where he became an adept operator overseeing his family’s portfolio of hotels and developed his passion for sustainability and energy efficiency.  As a seasoned hotel operator, Rishi has a unique knowledge and perspective when it comes to approaching sustainability and energy efficiency from a hotel operator’s shoes and bringing energy efficiency  solutions to hotels while keeping the customer experience at the forefront of his recommendations. He has helped over 200 hotels across the U.S with energy efficiency and has helped save each of the millions of dollars in utilities expenditures.



BABSON COLLEGE F.W. School of Business
M.B.A., Entrepreneurship, 2003

B.A., Economics, 1995


  • Certified Hotel Administrator, AH&LEI since 2005

  • Certified General Manager for Intercontinental Hotel Group

  • Certified General Manager for Wyndham Hotel Group