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Solar Power
Why should you consider solar technology? The hotel sector is energy-intensive. Using cleaner and cheaper energy sources will help to reduce operational costs and increase competitiveness and sustainability. In the UK, the hospitality sector spends over £1bn every year on energy. It is responsible for...
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Golf Courses
Concern about the environmental impact of golf courses is not new. Throughout the 1980s and early 1990s, environmentalists and developers were at loggerheads, the former highlighting a raft of problems caused by traditional course development and operation....
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Hotel grounds and gardens
Why are hotel grounds and gardens important? The hotel garden is where guests and visitors can relax, take exercise, dine and be entertained, as well as being a potential resource for produce and flowers. It can also provide a habitat for wildlife, shade and cool...
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Furniture, Fixtures and Fittings
Why source sustainable furniture, fixtures and fittings? The term furniture, fixtures and fittings refers to the thousands of items purchased to fit out hotels – prior to opening, during refurbishment or simply as part of the ongoing operation. It does not include consumable items such...
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Food Safety
Why is food safety important? Food safety and hygiene means taking the necessary precautions in order to ensure that food is fit for human consumption and does not create an environmental health hazard. There are significant legal, ethical and business reasons why food safety should...
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Indoor Air Quality
What is meant by indoor air quality? According to the US Environmental Protection Agency, indoor air is often more seriously polluted than outdoor air. Given that many of us spend up to 90 per cent of our time indoors or in vehicles this is significant....
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Environmental awareness and training
Why is environmental awareness and training important? Successful businesses need to be efficient, well-managed, customer-focused, offer quality products and services and provide value for money. Within this framework they also have to fulfil the expectations of their stakeholders, which includes demonstrating their commitment to the...
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Flooring
What are the environmental issues with regard to flooring? Today’s choice of floor covering is almost limitless – hard or soft, natural, synthetic or recycled, and in any colour or design imaginable. Selecting affordable and appropriate flooring for the location and amount of wear involved...
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