It is not a secret that hotels contribute a lot to water consumption, energy use and waste production. Yet in today’s world, it is necessary to opt for sustainable solutions in every aspect of life – renovations are no exceptions from that.
Renovating in a sustainable way will play a major role in the hospitality industry of the future. With more eco materials and solutions available year by year, it is as easy as never before.
Sustainable hotels not only save the environment and the owner’s money but also gain a lot in the eyes of the customers. People are becoming more environmentally conscious year by year and sustainability is an aspect that is very important to many. Being environmentally friendly can be a hotel’s asset.
The main things hotels can focus on is saving energy and water and reducing waste.
Green technology in guest rooms
Introduce smart solutions to save resources. Look at the existing fixtures and update ones that consume a lot of water. New technologies allow to control things such as room temperature or appliances activity. There are also room sensors regulating lighting levels automatically, lowering it when necessary. Another great solution are special shower installations that automatically limit showering time and alert the user when it is running out. When it comes to heating, installing smart controls will allow easy management of it.
When building bespoke furniture, choose materials from sustainable sources. Upcycle existing pieces of furniture or use existing materials to make it, for example eco-fabrics and eco-wood. Wherever possible, reuse existing furniture or build new pieces from objects that can serve as one. It requires a bit of creativity but think about how impressed the guests will be if they see a desk that used to be a vintage sewing machine.
There is a lot of potential to be eco-friendly in the outdoor area. Water in a smart way, for example by installing an irrigation system that will work according to a timed schedule. A more advanced option involves water recovery system installations. Choose plants that are durable and do not require fertilisers or a lot of watering. Solar panels are another great option for reducing energy bills and they are the way to indicate you care about the environment.