Ten rules for an efficient hotel how to improve energy efficiency & sustainability in 10 steps

The hoteliers’ technological body Instituto Tecnológico Hotelero (ITH) advocates ten steps which mark a road map, linked to their Sustainable Hotel Programme, designed to make a hotel more efficient and more sustainable. These are the Ten Rules for an Efficient Hotel. They are ordered according to three key criteria: the first is the volume of investment required and the ROI; the second is the level of intervention necessary to implement each of the solutions; and the third depends on the type of energy being dealt with, from the most polluting to the renewables.

Tourism, and particularly the hotel sector, is an energy-intensive business. A large part of a hotel’s energy bill is made up of the consumptions associated with air conditioning and temperature control, domestic hot water production and lighting.

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All this energy consumption is measured not only in money, but also in environmental impact, a sensitive issue in the case of visitors who are looking for sustainable lodgings that are environmentally friendly.

Article published in: FuturENERGY September 2013