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Silverholme Manor, a grade II listed country house, has been given a prestigious gold award for its outstanding eco-friendly credentials. The Manor, located on the western shore of Lake Windermere, is part of the 5,000 acre Graythwaite estate and was recently renovated after failing into poor repair. The newly transformed Silverholme is now a luxury […]
Green Hotelier takes a look at how hotels can become more efficient in their laundry operations and gets the lowdown on Ozone Laundry systems A hotel’s laundry room is one of the most environmentally impactful areas of its operations. It is estimated that laundry services in general account for roughly 15-20% of all energy consumption […]
In support of the United Nation’s International Year of Water 2013, the World Responsible Tourism Awards introduce a new category valid for one year only: “Best for Water Conservation” Water conservation is one of this year’s WTM 3 responsible themes, which has long advocated for access to clean and safe water by supporting the charity […]
Freshwater is one of today’s most pressing developmental challenges, impacting food & agriculture, gender equality, health & sanitation, population & urbanization. Yet it’s poorly managed & faces severe pressure. Water scarcity is a recognised global problem, with demand for water projected to exceed supply by 40% by 2030. By the same year, half the world’s […]
Whole World Water, a new social enterprise set to launch on World Water Day calls on partners within the hospitality and tourism industry to collectively address access to safe and clean water. Today, 780 million people worldwide are without access to clean and safe drinking water, and an estimated 2.4 billion lack access to basic […]
Whilst consumer expectations around luxury bathrooms have changed, so has their environmental awareness Consumer awareness of environmental issues has evolved, leaving hotel owners with a challenge. How can they offer an unrivalled bathroom experience, whilst reassuring guests that they are sensitive to environmental issues? This is a challenging position, complicated further by the gradually increasing […]
The increasing scarcity of freshwater facing our planet is widely known. Shifting climate patterns, burgeoning populations, urbanisation, and inadequate infrastructure, resources and political will, are all contributing to the complex challenges around sustainable water management. In many destinations, particularly in the global South, the tourism sector is considerably affected by unreliable water supplies.
A survey of international meetings and event buyers published by leading meetings and events exhibition show IMEX in 2009 revealed that 80% of respondents acknowledged taking environmental considerations into account
Introduction to more sustainable bathrooms: Bathrooms make up a significant proportion of a hotel’s total water and energy consumption. According to the American Water Works Association, for example, a US hotel’s average water consumption is between 382 to 787 litres (84 to 173 UK gallons) per room per day, significantly more than the average US household daily use of 315 litres (69 gallons) a day.