Being sustainable is becoming an increasing trend as we realise the positive effects this can have on the world.
The EU has standards in place that countries must meet to ensure they are preventing negative environmental effects as much as possible. With this issue being so widespread, businesses must now look for ways to be more sustainable by implementing green strategies. Also, this is so important to some people that they will only book a hotel with green initiatives, so by promoting these you could gain customers.
You don’t need to make big changes to become more green. All of the small things that you do can really add up. Turn off lights and turn down heating/air conditioning in unoccupied rooms or employee-only areas. Keep on top of maintenance and respond quickly to any small leaks in taps, showers and toilets. Ensure that any equipment that isn’t being used is turned off.
All of these small steps can improve how green you are as a hotel, and can also save you some serious money. Many hotels have started a linen reuse policy. This involves offering guests the chance to reuse their bed linen and towels so that they don’t have to be washed as often and energy can be saved. This has proved positive for many hotels.
Let’s face it; we don’t wash towels everyday at home so it doesn’t need to happen in a hotel either. Another good way to go green is to ensure your hotel is recycling. As well as putting recycling bins in staff areas, you can put them in rooms. If you give guests the opportunity to recycle their bottles, newspapers and rubbish then they will and this can go a long way to making your hotel greener.