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Making the green building business case for hotel owners

Green Hotelier interviewed Stuart Kay, Chief Sustainability Officer at GreenPlace Assets about the current picture on sustainability in the hospitality industry, and how hotel operators can make the case for green buildings with owners and investors. Green Hotelier: GreenPlace Assets advises investors, owners, developers and operators on sustainability in their investments. Do you feel like […]

Partnering for sustainable energy solutions

Pennsylvania Castle Estate has partnered with a local energy provider to help launch its sustainability strategy. The strategy kicked off with the installation of a Tesla Destination Charging point, with more to follow over the coming months, in collaboration with Wessex ECOEnergy.  The Tesla electric car chargers mark the first step of The Penn Estate’s […]

Webinar tackles energy waste in the kitchen

An initiative from the Carbon Trust and the Soil Association will help hotels reduce their energy in the kitchen. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in the restaurant and catering industry, and it is estimated that 18% of the food purchased by in the UK hospitality sector is wasted. Tackling areas like […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Free webinar tackles kitchen energy, water and waste

The Green Kitchen Standard – a partnership award from the Soil Association and the Carbon Trust – is hosting a free webinar for caterers, to help them learn more about applying the award in their kitchens to review their approach to energy, water and waste. Energy costs account for nearly a quarter of overheads in […]