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Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

Talking Point: How to cut your energy spend and be carbon compliant

Some countries, like the UK, face mandatory Energy Saving Opportunity Scheme (ESOS) that require action. The UK scheme is now in phase 2 requiring large hotel chains to submit detailed audited reports on their energy use by December 2019. Paul Lewis, CEO of Carbon Credentials, lends advice on how to tackle what can be an […]

Talking Point: Creating a healthy environment inside as well as out

Being environmentally friendly doesn’t just mean adopting practices that are kind on the external environment, it also means providing a healthy environment that’s great for staff and guests to spend time in. Studies suggest consumers value organisations and businesses that show green initiative and environmental consciousness. In the hotel industry the health of hospitality staff […]

Talking Point: Even small hotels can tackle the Global Goals

Following a panel discussion with the Legal Sustainability Alliance around how businesses should be responding to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Steve Malkin, founder of The Planet Mark looks at how even small hotels can contribute to the Global Goals. This year’s Green Hotelier Awards shone the spotlight of sustainable action for hotels firmly […]

Talking Point: Five ways for hotels to be responsible employers

The accountability of a responsible business doesn’t just target customers, it should target employees as well. In this Talking Point post Gemini founder Ryan Jackson lists some of the ways businesses can ensure they’re being responsible employers. Employer responsibility is a hot topic of late but what does this mean to the employee? What direct […]

Talking Point: There’s more to a balanced bathroom than feng shui

For World Water Day Rick Skinker, Managing Director and Co-founder of Indoor Water Conservation describes Balanced Flow Rates and why they are important for the best sustainability, efficiency, cost control and guest satisfaction possible. Hotels are high water consumers. What with landscaping, swimming pools, water features, daily cleaning and laundry, the average occupied hotel room […]

Talking Point: Why is it important for housekeeping to clean green?

Housekeeping is at the frontline of any hotel business, both in terms of their contact with guests and their presentation of rooms for guest appreciation. But their role in creating a sustainable hotel is often overlooked, but critical. In this Talking Point we look at how staff can be trained to help boost a hotel’s […]

Talking Point: bringing the right partner to your sustainable bed

  You can’t have a hotel without beds, and beds need to be kept in good condition which means a fairly regular cycle on updating mattresses. But these vital components are hard to dispose of responsibly for a hotelier that wants to be sustainable. Today’s Talking Point takes tips from The Furniture Recycling Group, a […]

Talking Point: Quitting straws and other ways to reduce single use plastics

Plastic is a big issue right now and loads of consumer-facing businesses are seeking ways to reduce their reliance on single use plastics. In today’s Talking Point, Olivia O’Sullivan, manager of the UK’s greenest hotel shares her top five tips for hoteliers looking to cut back on plastic waste to landfill. The Green House Hotel […]

Talking Point: Can the ‘internet of things’ help hotels be sustainable?

Ruaraidh Bellew is a Chartered Energy Manager at EP&T Global specialising in the role of digitisation to reduce costs and increase efficiency in hotels. Ruaraidh explains that many hoteliers fail to recognise the inherent inefficiency in their operations which can lead to 20% energy and water wastage per year. If solved, the thousands of pounds […]

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