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London Heathrow Marriott awarded TripAdvisor Platinum Green Leader

…perty’s green practices before or during their stay At least 75% of interior light bulbs are energy-efficient: Energy efficient light bulbs include compact fluorescent (CFL), LED, and T5/T8 fluorescent bulbs Energy Efficient laundry dryers: Energy efficient laundry dryers are used Air conditioning temperature set to save energy: Indoor temperature set at a minimum of 22 C during the summer Heating temperature set to save energy: Indoor…

Can you reduce energy but still deliver a luxury service?

…gy guzzler. The cost of laundering the towels for a business of our size is prohibitive, so we launder our own – and the weather is often not kind on wash day! Our solution to save energy and reduce costs has been to build a laundry barn with slatted wooden sides for the wind to blow through. Designed to be in keeping with the adjoining 16th century farm house, we and our guests can now dry laundry using zero energy. Our approach to energy…

GTBS Gold: Radisson Blu Edwardian, London

…rganic cotton mitts Rainbow cleaning products introduced into all housekeeping operations – (all phosphate and chlorine free) Eco-smart pillows introduced for guest bedrooms Seven Dials dry Cleaners now supply bio-degradable laundry bags for guest laundry & dry cleaning Bathroom heated rails switched off across the group during summer months Dairystix milk sachets introduced for in-room tea/coffee facilities as they are better quality,…

Eco design: Starhotels E.c.ho. Milano

…ced from sustainably-managed forests All waste is separated and recycled Recycling or reuse programme in place for materials such as batteries, florescent lighting tubes, bulbs, etc. Partnership with an external eco-friendly laundry service: CL Laundry is an Iso 9004 certified company with low environment impact using 100% biodegradable cleaning products Cleaning products are eco-friendly as certified by Ecolabel Partnership with Onlus ‘Gruppo…

Water: The looming crisis

…uoted a Green Hotelier article which imagined hotels having to tell their guests that they can only shower every other day, that supplies of bottled water had become hard to obtain and that it was impossible to provide clean laundry. Another leading authority in this area is the Water Footprint Network.It provides advice on which models and frameworks organisations should adopt. “Water problems are often closely tied to the structure of the…

Red Centre’s Green Hotel

…arks Australia, Voyages Hotels and Resorts have drawn up a plan for a comprehensive study of the underground aquifer system that supplies water to the entire area. Because water conservation is so important in the desert the laundry facilities, which launder over 10,000 items each day and are responsible for 20% of the resort’s water consumption, are being upgraded with new and more efficient equipment. Demand in the laundry is also reduced…

Amsterdam Manor’s Winning Ways

…energy consumption by 10-15% water-saving shower heads and faucet aerators that now use 1.6 gallons of water per minute instead of more than 3 gallons per minute; toilet adjustments to 1.8 gallons per flush; and the use of a laundry detergent that requires 70 gallons of water per cycle instead of 130 gallons per cycle bulk dispensing systems for housekeeping, laundry and dishwashing detergents signs to encourage guest participation in…

Hotels and Resorts in Mountain Areas

…ditioner, body lotion and soap is collected daily from guest rooms and a barrel of each is sent to local food banks each week. On an average day, over 1800 towels are sent to be cleaned. This equates to more than 1000 lbs of laundry, requiring over 1000 gallons of water (not to mention the associated washing powder and pollutants to the water supply). Because of this, the hotel has optional towel and bed linen initiatives under which guests…

India’s eco pioneer: The Orchid, Mumbai

…Guest Room amenities include biodegradable herbal products and stationery made from environment friendly material. To elaborate; hangers are made from sawdust, slippers from reed/cloth, folders from jute, wood saver pencils, laundry baskets from cane, laundry and shopping bags from cloth . Only potted plants are used in the hotel instead of cut flowers. No carbon paper is used in the hotel as it is toxic to microbes that breakdown organic waste…