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Talking Point: Can hotels meet all their clean energy needs off-grid?

Talking Point: Can hotels meet all their clean energy needs off-grid?

In this Talking Point, Busso von Bismarck, Head of Business Development, Founder & Management at Qinous Smart Energy Storage asks whether there’s a two-step approach to clean energy for off-grid properties. At the Tierra Atacama Hotel & Spa we recently held an event to launch an entirely emissions-free solar and battery storage system. The system […]

Talking Point: How can hotels switch employees on to energy saving?

Claire Maugham, Director of Policy and Communications at Smart Energy GB says employees are a crucial resource in good energy management at any hotel and keeping them switched on to sustainability is really important. In today’s Talking Point she describes some ways to keep employees fully engaged on the energy front. Many of the small […]

Talking Point: Could going ‘off-grid’ help hotels save water?

It’s not uncommon for hotels – especially on islands – to have their own off-grid energy to protect their business and reduce costs and carbon footprint, but could going off-grid do the same for a hotel’s water footprint? In this Talking Point Ilan Wilf, Global VP of Sales for Fluence Corporation explains how decentralised water […]

Talking Point: How can hotels detect labour issues beyond a general audit?

Auditors have an important job to monitor and regulate supply chains. This helps to determine whether there is evidence of labour issues in the workplace. Yet, the rise of modern slavery has left governments and businesses to reconsider other effective means to trace criminal activity. Mark Heath, Deputy Director of Business Change at Gangmasters & […]

Talking Point: A two-sector approach to end slavery in construction

There are 40 million people trapped in modern slavery with 25 million of those being in forced labour according to the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Their recent report reveals that among those, 18 percent are in construction. With the hotel industry being closely linked to construction Director of Sustainability and Group Marketing Director Chris Harrop of […]

Talking Point: Hotels need to take up the charge

With the continued growth of electric vehicles being purchased, Martin Jones, National Sales Manager, Services & Solutions at Rexel (UK), believes this is a time of significant opportunity for hotel operators. In this Talking Point he outlines why providing an electric vehicle charging solution could be a tangible point of differentiation for hotels looking to […]

Talking Point: Bali’s hotels need to act now to protect their water

Julien Goalabre of the Bali Water Protection Programme says the paradise island’s water resources are rapidly disappearing and hotels need to join in efforts to protect this essential resource. BALI – ‘The Islands of the Gods’ is a paradise loved by people worldwide; blessed by a wonderful culture dedicated to arts and spirituality, abundant natural […]

Talking Point: Does the circular economy work in the bathroom?

Hoteliers need to be examining ways they can embrace the circular economy but that can particularly be an issue in the bathroom. Martin Charter MBA FRSA, Founding Director of The Centre for Sustainable Design at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) and current Professor of Innovation & Sustainability at UCA has brought his expertise […]

Talking Point: Why now’s the time to shout louder about sustainability initiatives

In the Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, when awareness is raising of the travel & tourism sector’s capacity for both sustainable growth and wider socio-economic impacts, and travellers are realising their own responsibilities, Holly Tuppen of Bouteco explains why now is the perfect time for hotels to get loud and proud about their sustainability […]

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