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  • HOTEL GREENING & ECOTELS CERTIFICATIONS 23/01/10
  • HOTEL GREENING
    • 1990s: the greening of the hospitality rose out of the international debate around the UN Earth Summit in Rio, 1992, the Montreal Protocol on ozone depletion, the Kyoto Protocol.
    • The mission for hoteliers:
    • Use of environmentally conscious practices through information campaigns to raise consumer’s awareness.
    • Implementation of green certification programs for the industry at large.
    23/01/10
  • CERES GREEN HOTEL INITIATIVE GHI
    • 1989 - Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies : national network of investors, environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with companies and investors to address sustainability challenges
    • GHI is a Ceres program designed to increase and demonstrate market demand for environmentally responsible hotel services
    23/01/10
  • GHI IS FOCUSED ON
    • Educating purchasers of hotel services, particularly large buyers such as corporate meeting planners, about what they can ask from lodging providers.
    • Creating vehicles for these purchasers to express their demand for these services.
    • Providing mechanisms for hotels to communicate their environmental performance.
    23/01/10
  • GREEN GLOBE
    • Worldwide benchmarking and certification program which facilitates sustainable travel and tourism since 1993.
    • Based on Agenda 21 and principles for SD endorsed by 182 governments at the UN Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (1992).
    • 4 GREEN GLOBE Standards:
    • Company Standard
    • Standard for Communities
    • Ecotourism Standard
    • Design and Construct Standard
    23/01/10
  • GREEN GLOBE PROPERTIES
    • The Caribbean leads the world in the number of  Green Globe  certified properties
    • 57 Certified Properties in the region:
    • Sandals Antigua Resort & Spa (Antigua&Barbuda)
    • Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa (Bahamas)
    • Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach (Dominican Republic)
    • Beaches Negril (Jamaica)
    23/01/10
  • THE EUROPEAN ECOLABEL
    • Organism: EU
    • Created in 1992
    • Official environmental label for products and services established by the EU Commission in co-operation with national member states
    • 26 groups of different products: Cleaning Products, Household Appliances, Paper Products, Home and garden, etc.
    23/01/10
  • THE ECO FLOWER FOR THE TOURIST ACCOMMODATION SERVICES
    • Limited energy consumption
    • Limited water consumption
    • Reduced waste production
    • Favouring the use of renewable resources and of substances which are less hazardous to the environment
    • Promoting environmental education and communication
    23/01/10
  • APPLICATION CRITERIA FOR THE EU FLOWER
    • Criteria requirements
    • Application fee: 200 to 1,300 euros
    • 75% reduction for micro enterprises (up to 10 employees) and mountain huts, 25% reductions for SME
    • Min annual fee: 100 euros; based on sales amounts to 0,15% of half the annual sale volume
    • Official award
    • Right to use the logo within your marketing
  • HOTELS CERTIFIED WITH THE EU FLOWER LABEL IN FRANCE
    • Les Orangeries, Poitou-Charentes
    • Best Western Premier-Regent’s Garden Hotel, Paris
    • Best Western, La Marina, Provinces-Alpes-Côtes D’Azur
    • Les Tourelles, Picardies
    • Others
    • http://www.ecolabel-tourism.eu/index.php/cid/_10.html
    23/01/10
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  • WHAT IS ECOTEL® COLLECTION OF HOTELS?
    • An exclusive group of international inns, hotels, and resorts that define the concept of environmental responsibility in the hospitality industry.
    • All certified hotels must pass a detailed inspection and satisfy stringent criteria designed by environmental experts.
    • Since 1990s over 1000 hotels, resorts, and inns have applied for the certification
    23/01/10
  • CRITERIA FOR ECOTELS
    • Biological & physical surroundings
    • Emissions and wastes
    • Gardens; natural areas, private reserve
    • Hotel facilities
    • Waste & energy consumption
    • Staff training
    • Customer
    • Management of groups (guides)
    • Customer feedback
    • Socio-economic context
    • - Direct/indirect economic benefits to Community
    23/01/10
  • ECOTEL INSPECTION
    • Five inspections that correspond to 5 GLOBE AWARDS:
    • Environmental commitment
    • Solid waste management: the 3Rs
    • Energy efficiency
    • Water conservation: good sewage system for Graywater and Blackwater
    • Employee education and community involvement
    • Hotels can apply for 1 to 5 Globe awards, although all hotels certified or recertified after 1999 must achieve at least two globe awards to be certified
    23/01/10
  • WHAT MAKES A HOTEL AN ECOTEL?
    • A green hotel is a facility that has implemented programs to:
    • Reduce energy and water consumption by installing appliences with greater efficiency
    • Decrease the amount of waste it produces through a recycling program
    • Introduce a reuse policy of consumables
    • Restrict the use of harmful substances and agents in favour of ecologically safe alternatives
    23/01/10
  • BENEFITS OF ECOTEL MEMBERSHIP
    • The value of the business will improve; higher staff morale, better control of operating expenses.
    • Not only traditional ecotourists, but also business travelers with interest in the environment.
    • Fortune 500 companies with advanced environmental programs as part of their own corporate cultures, corporate meeting planners , travel agents, eco-friendly vacationers.
    • Powerful marketing advantage and motivator of sales.
    23/01/10
  • CERTIFIED ECOTELS IN NORTH AMERICA 23/01/10
  • HYATT REGENCY ECOTEL® CERTIFIED - AUGUST 1996 4 GLOBE STATUS 23/01/10
  • HYATT REGENCY AT GAINEY RANCH 23/01/10
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  • ECOTELS LATIN AMERICA 23/01/10
  • CERTIFIED ECOTELS ASIA 23/01/10
  • ORCHID HOTEL: GREEN ROOMS
    • Anti-allergy and odour-free Carpets
    • The use of wood, paper and plastic is brought down to a bare minimum
    • Paper and plastic shopping bags replaced by cloth bags
    • News-papers and laundry are delivered in cane baskets
    • All closet hangers are made from pressed particle boards
    • All stationary is either handmade or made from recycled paper
    • Guests are provided with hand-crafted, rubber-soled reed slippers
    • Use of cut flowers has been totally eliminated from guest rooms and replaced with healthy potted plants
    • Each room has a 'recycle bin' in addition to the waste bin, so that involved guests can deposit recyclable material for reuse
    • The 'Eco-button' on the bed-side panel, is part of our guest participation program
    23/01/10
  • GREEN LEAF CERTIFICATION
    • Eco-rating program since 1998: enables hotels to succeed with their eco-efficiency savings and environmental commitment
    • Two levels:
    • Introductory level of commitment educates hotels on environmental and eco-efficiency issues
    • The second level provides hotels with a rating, a report that details how to get to the next level of performance, and an audit that verifies each property’s eco-efficiency functioning
    23/01/10
    • Our Vision Statement
    • « At Eco Crown Hospitality we are working together, truly committed to instigating verifiable ways of measuring our carbon imprint and implementing a practise of purchasing long term sustainable recourses that compensate for consumption without depleting assets and resources, essential to our long term sustainability »
    • http://www.ecoreservations.net/Company-Info-Eco-Reservations.shtml
    23/01/10
  • EXAMPLES OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN EUROPE
    • Ecolabel Luxemburg
    • Den Groenne Noegle
    • Legambiente Turismo
    • Cataluna Ecolabel
    • Green Tourism Business Scheme
    • Milieubarometer
    • Nordic Swan
    • La clef verte
    • Green Certificate Latvia
    • Blue Flag International
    23/01/10
  • BLUE FLAG PROGRAMME
    • Run by the NGO « Foundation for Environmental Education » (FEE)
    • 1985: started in France
    • 1987: in Europe
    • 2001: in areas outside Europe, South Africa joined
    • Works towards sustainable development at coastal areas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services
    23/01/10
  • BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION
    • An exclusive eco-label awarded to over 3300 beaches and marinas in 36 countries : Bahamas, Belgium, BG, Ca, Cr, Cyprus, Denmark, EN, Wales and Northern Ireland, ES, Finland, FR, GR, Greece, Iceland, Ireland, IT, Jamaica, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Morocco, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Russia, Romania, Scotland, Slovenia, S Africa, Spain, Sweden and Turkey.
    • Attributed only to beaches and marinas.
    • Only local authorities can apply for the Blue Flag for beached.
    23/01/10
  • A BLUE FLAG BEACH CRITERIA
    • Eligibility: a beach that is a nationally (or internationally) officially designed bathing area.
    • Water quality: has at least one sampling point for analyses; good/bad bathing water.
    • Accessibility: for visitors and tourists, and for inspection of FEE.
    • Environmenatal education and info: should have at least one info board in place (500m).
    • Safety and services: lifeguards, first aid.
    23/01/10
  • MARINA CRITERIA
    • Environmenatl information and education.
    • Water quality: bathing water quality is evaluated by samples.
    • Environmenatl management
    • Safety and services
    23/01/10
  • BLUE FLAG: APPLICATION PROCEDURE
    • For a beach, the municipality can apply for the Blue Flag
    • For a marina, the marina owner applies for the Blue Flag
    • The responsible local authority files the application form and sends it to the National Jury
    • The National Jury
    • The International Jury
    • One season award: renewable
    • Control: the national environmental protection agency
    23/01/10
  • INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUPS
    • Some questions for guests to ask the hotel
    • Does the hotel have an environmental policy?
    • What is the hotel’s recycling policy?
    • Does the hotel use energy-efficient light bulbs?
    • Does the hotel restaurant use locally sourced food?
    • How do you get to the hotel by public transport? Do they provide communal transport?
    • Some things for guests to do during their stay
    • Take part in linen and towel reuse programmes
    • Only ask for a newspaper if you really want it
    • Switch off lights and equipment (if these aren't operated by a key card)
    • Give the hotel your feedback
    23/01/10
  • ACTION AREAS
    • Energy Conservation
    • Recycling
    • Water Conservation
    • Destination Conservation
    23/01/10
  • ENERGY CONSERVATION
    • Hotels consume a lot of energy as they are hosting guests 24 hours a day.
    • Fossil fuels (coal, oil and gas) are all sources of energy for the hotel businesses and communities. Burning they release CO2, a GHG that contributes to global warming.
    • To cut down on the amount of fossil fuels used, the hotels invests in energy-efficient products and offer environmentally friendly alternatives for the guests.
    • The hotels are also exploring more sustainable sources of power, such as solar and wind power, as well as biofuels.
    23/01/10
  • RECYCLING
    • Recycling helps to conserve resources and energy.
    • Whether materials are from a sustainable source, how they are gathered, processed and transported and whether they can be recycled and used again.
    • Making something from recycled material creates less pollution and uses less energy. It also helps to conserve resources and reduce what is sent to landfill.
    • Our hotels will look to reuse or recycle wherever. possible
    23/01/10
  • WATER CONSERVATION
    • A combination of good operating practices and investment in low flow technologies and equipment.
    • These measures need not affect the quality of the guest experience or be expensive. For example, water-efficient showerheads and toilets save water without compromising performance, while rainwater can be collected and replace tap water for watering hotel ground.
    • For each average-sized 100-room hotel, the scheme saves 6,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of detergent per month.
    23/01/10
  • DESTINATION CONSERVATION
    • Hotels should be sited, designed, built and operated in a responsible way.
    • It is vital that hotels respect and work with their local communities.
    • Destination conservation is about initiatives that help to root hotels in their local community – its environment, culture, heritage and the well-being of its citizens.
    • http://www.ihgplc.com/innovation/index.asp?pageid=44
    23/01/10
  • ENERGY CONSERVATION AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM HTTP://WWW.IHGPLC.COM/INNOVATION/INDEX.ASP?PAGEID=29ECO-FRIENDLY
    • ICG Thalasso Spa Bora Bora, May 2006
    • Accessible only by boat
    • AC is fed by a 7,874 ft pipeline, at a depth of 3,000 ft, off the Bora Bora reef
    • The pipe pumps ice cold deep-sea water through a titanium heat exchanger, transferring it into a fresh water circuit that powers air conditioning in the hotel
    • The system saves 90% of the hotel's electricity consumption for air conditioning
    • The hotel was also designed to ensure the best use of natural light: during construction of the hotel all building materials were shipped at high tide to ensure minimal disturbance to the coral reef
    23/01/10
  • WATER CONSERVATION 'CONSERVING FOR TOMORROW' PROGRAMME
    • 'Conserving for Tomorrow' is an environmental programme developed exclusively for IHG.
    • Guests are asked to use linens and towels more than once to save on water, detergent, energy, and labour as well as replacement linen.
    • For each average-sized 100-room hotel, the scheme saves 6,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of detergent per month.
    23/01/10
  • DESTINATION CONSERVATION RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
    • Coffee is one of the most consumed products in our hotels.
    • The Rainforest Alliance looks to protect ecosystems and the people and wildlife that depend on them by safeguarding the rights and well-being of workers, conserving resources and protecting the environment.
    23/01/10
  • IDEAS FOR HOTEL GREENING
    • LCD TVs
    • Energy-efficient light bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less energy than regular bulbs
    • Green roofs: a roof planted with low-maintenance plants, such as sedums. It prevents the hotel from high tempritures, thus cutting the need of AC
    • Recycling bins
    • Furniture and fittings from recycled materials
    • High-efficiency toilets
    • Sustainable locally sourced food
    23/01/10