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Swiss resort uses lake water for unique heating and cooling system

Swiss resort uses lake water for unique heating and cooling system

A new resort on the edge of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland uses a unique energy system for the heating and cooling of the hotel. Bürgenstock Resort Lake Lucerne was launched in September last year and it was important to the developers to keep sustainability as a core feature. Taking inspiration from its original owners, Franz […]

Hoteliers around the world pledge to do good

With the season of goodwill in full flight, hoteliers around the world have been revealing their own commitments to help their fellow men and women, or to battle environmental issues. With awareness of ocean plastics at an all-time high thanks to the BBC’s Blue Planet series, the Royal Harbour Hotel in Ramsgate, UK announced their […]

UK hotels can take an energy audit to improve efficiency

Hoteliers in the UK are being encouraged to take an energy audit to see if they could save money and reduce their carbon footprint. NatWest bank has launched a new Independent Energy Saving Audits scheme, teamed with six independent energy management companies, to help businesses meet energy legislation, cut energy use and reduce overheads.  Businesses […]

American Hotel & Lodging Association partners with WWF to tackle food waste

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has partnered with WWF and The Rockefeller Foundation to launch a practical toolkit to tackle food waste in hotels. Hotel Kitchen is the culmination of a four month pilot programme in which over 200 hotel staff at 10 different hotels used innovative strategies to decrease food waste by […]

Research shows solar energy a good fit for safari lodges

A recent report from THEnergy-IPS has demonstrated that solar hybrid systems are a good energy solution for safari lodges. Safari lodges are usually located in remote natural landscapes and often not connected to the national grid; generating power on-site using diesel generators. Diesel power is flexible, but has disadvantages including high costs – partly due […]

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 […]

Week-long campaign tackles food waste

A food waste campaign run in Wales run in co-ordination with the British Hospitality Association has targeted food waste. The food waste reduction campaign ‘Your Business is Food, don’t throw it away’ has proven successful in informing target businesses how best to combat food waste. In partnership with WRAP Cymru, the BHA conducted a pilot […]

Plate2Planet event boosts big sustainability commitments

A sustainability summit for hospitality professionals saw them make big commitments to changing the way they operate for improved sustainability. Following the success of last year’s event, Plate2Planet Live returned with figureheads from across the foodservice sector coming together to debate the most pressing sustainability issues currently facing the industry. The sustainability summit, powered by […]

Hotels climate change commitment means 90% reduction in carbon

The hotel sector needs to reduce its carbon footprint by 90% to meet climate change commitments according to a report from the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). The Hotel Global Decarbonisation Report released today in the week before COP23 climate discussions, reveals the true extent of change required by the sector if it is to play […]

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