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11 Minimum Guidelines for Going Green

publication date: Mar 22, 2019
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author/source: HospitalityEducators.com Resources,
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Below is a list of actions properties of any size should take to stake their claim as an eco-friendly establishment.  Each step contains further tactics, including case studies, statistics, and additional resources.  AH&LA members who have further questions may get one-on-one advice from our Green Guru.

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1.

Each hotel should form an Environmental Committee that is responsible for developing an Environmental Green Plan for energy, water, and solid waste use.

2.

Manage your hotel’s environmental performance by monitoring the electric, gas, water, and waste usage information on a monthly and annual basis.

3.

Replace incandescent lamps with compact fluorescent lamps wherever possible.

4.

Install digital thermostats in guestrooms and throughout the hotel.

5.

Implement a towel and/or linen reuse program.

6.

Install 2.5-gallons per minute showerheads or less in all guestroom baths and any employee shower areas.

7.

Install 1.6-gallon toilets in all guestrooms.

8.

Implement a recycling program --including public spaces -- to the full extent available in your municipality; document your efforts.

9.

Implement a recycling program for hazardous materials found in fluorescent bulbs, batteries, and lighting ballasts through licensed service providers.

10.

Purchase Energy Star labeled appliances and equipment.

11.

All office paper products should have 20% or more post consumer recycled content.



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