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  2. 2. HOTEL GREENING <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The mission for hoteliers: </li></ul><ul><li>Use of environmentally conscious practices through information campaigns to raise consumer’s awareness. </li></ul><ul><li>Implementation of green certification programs for the industry at large. </li></ul>23/01/10
  3. 3. CERES GREEN HOTEL INITIATIVE GHI <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>GHI is a Ceres program designed to increase and demonstrate market demand for environmentally responsible hotel services </li></ul>23/01/10
  4. 4. GHI IS FOCUSED ON <ul><li>Educating purchasers of hotel services, particularly large buyers such as corporate meeting planners, about what they can ask from lodging providers. </li></ul><ul><li>Creating vehicles for these purchasers to express their demand for these services. </li></ul><ul><li>Providing mechanisms for hotels to communicate their environmental performance. </li></ul>23/01/10
  5. 5. GREEN GLOBE <ul><li>Worldwide benchmarking and certification program which facilitates sustainable travel and tourism since 1993. </li></ul><ul><li>Based on Agenda 21 and principles for SD endorsed by 182 governments at the UN Rio de Janeiro Earth Summit (1992). </li></ul><ul><li>4 GREEN GLOBE Standards: </li></ul><ul><li>Company Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Standard for Communities </li></ul><ul><li>Ecotourism Standard </li></ul><ul><li>Design and Construct Standard </li></ul>23/01/10
  6. 6. GREEN GLOBE PROPERTIES <ul><li>The Caribbean leads the world in the number of  Green Globe  certified properties </li></ul><ul><li>57 Certified Properties in the region: </li></ul><ul><li>Sandals Antigua Resort & Spa (Antigua&Barbuda) </li></ul><ul><li>Sandals Royal Bahamian Resort & Spa (Bahamas) </li></ul><ul><li>Viva Wyndham Dominicus Beach (Dominican Republic) </li></ul><ul><li>Beaches Negril (Jamaica) </li></ul>23/01/10
  7. 7. THE EUROPEAN ECOLABEL <ul><li>Organism: EU </li></ul><ul><li>Created in 1992 </li></ul><ul><li>Official environmental label for products and services established by the EU Commission in co-operation with national member states </li></ul><ul><li>26 groups of different products: Cleaning Products, Household Appliances, Paper Products, Home and garden, etc. </li></ul>23/01/10
  8. 8. THE ECO FLOWER FOR THE TOURIST ACCOMMODATION SERVICES <ul><li>Limited energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Limited water consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Reduced waste production </li></ul><ul><li>Favouring the use of renewable resources and of substances which are less hazardous to the environment </li></ul><ul><li>Promoting environmental education and communication </li></ul>23/01/10
  9. 9. APPLICATION CRITERIA FOR THE EU FLOWER <ul><li>Criteria requirements </li></ul><ul><li>Application fee: 200 to 1,300 euros </li></ul><ul><li>75% reduction for micro enterprises (up to 10 employees) and mountain huts, 25% reductions for SME </li></ul><ul><li>Min annual fee: 100 euros; based on sales amounts to 0,15% of half the annual sale volume </li></ul><ul><li>Official award </li></ul><ul><li>Right to use the logo within your marketing </li></ul>
  10. 10. HOTELS CERTIFIED WITH THE EU FLOWER LABEL IN FRANCE <ul><li>Les Orangeries, Poitou-Charentes </li></ul><ul><li>Best Western Premier-Regent’s Garden Hotel, Paris </li></ul><ul><li>Best Western, La Marina, Provinces-Alpes-Côtes D’Azur </li></ul><ul><li>Les Tourelles, Picardies </li></ul><ul><li>Others </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>23/01/10
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  12. 12. WHAT IS ECOTEL® COLLECTION OF HOTELS? <ul><li>An exclusive group of international inns, hotels, and resorts that define the concept of environmental responsibility in the hospitality industry. </li></ul><ul><li>All certified hotels must pass a detailed inspection and satisfy stringent criteria designed by environmental experts. </li></ul><ul><li>Since 1990s over 1000 hotels, resorts, and inns have applied for the certification </li></ul>23/01/10
  13. 13. CRITERIA FOR ECOTELS <ul><li>Biological & physical surroundings </li></ul><ul><li>Emissions and wastes </li></ul><ul><li>Gardens; natural areas, private reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Hotel facilities </li></ul><ul><li>Waste & energy consumption </li></ul><ul><li>Staff training </li></ul><ul><li>Customer </li></ul><ul><li>Management of groups (guides) </li></ul><ul><li>Customer feedback </li></ul><ul><li>Socio-economic context </li></ul><ul><li>- Direct/indirect economic benefits to Community </li></ul>23/01/10
  14. 14. ECOTEL INSPECTION <ul><li>Five inspections that correspond to 5 GLOBE AWARDS: </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Solid waste management: the 3Rs </li></ul><ul><li>Energy efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Water conservation: good sewage system for Graywater and Blackwater </li></ul><ul><li>Employee education and community involvement </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>23/01/10
  15. 15. WHAT MAKES A HOTEL AN ECOTEL? <ul><li>A green hotel is a facility that has implemented programs to: </li></ul><ul><li>Reduce energy and water consumption by installing appliences with greater efficiency </li></ul><ul><li>Decrease the amount of waste it produces through a recycling program </li></ul><ul><li>Introduce a reuse policy of consumables </li></ul><ul><li>Restrict the use of harmful substances and agents in favour of ecologically safe alternatives </li></ul>23/01/10
  16. 16. BENEFITS OF ECOTEL MEMBERSHIP <ul><li>The value of the business will improve; higher staff morale, better control of operating expenses. </li></ul><ul><li>Not only traditional ecotourists, but also business travelers with interest in the environment. </li></ul><ul><li>Fortune 500 companies with advanced environmental programs as part of their own corporate cultures, corporate meeting planners , travel agents, eco-friendly vacationers. </li></ul><ul><li>Powerful marketing advantage and motivator of sales. </li></ul>23/01/10
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  21. 21. ECOTELS LATIN AMERICA 23/01/10
  22. 22. CERTIFIED ECOTELS ASIA 23/01/10
  23. 23. ORCHID HOTEL: GREEN ROOMS <ul><li>Anti-allergy and odour-free Carpets </li></ul><ul><li>The use of wood, paper and plastic is brought down to a bare minimum </li></ul><ul><li>Paper and plastic shopping bags replaced by cloth bags </li></ul><ul><li>News-papers and laundry are delivered in cane baskets </li></ul><ul><li>All closet hangers are made from pressed particle boards </li></ul><ul><li>All stationary is either handmade or made from recycled paper </li></ul><ul><li>Guests are provided with hand-crafted, rubber-soled reed slippers </li></ul><ul><li>Use of cut flowers has been totally eliminated from guest rooms and replaced with healthy potted plants </li></ul><ul><li>Each room has a 'recycle bin' in addition to the waste bin, so that involved guests can deposit recyclable material for reuse </li></ul><ul><li>The 'Eco-button' on the bed-side panel, is part of our guest participation program </li></ul>23/01/10
  24. 24. GREEN LEAF CERTIFICATION <ul><li>Eco-rating program since 1998: enables hotels to succeed with their eco-efficiency savings and environmental commitment </li></ul><ul><li>Two levels: </li></ul><ul><li>Introductory level of commitment educates hotels on environmental and eco-efficiency issues </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>23/01/10
  25. 25. <ul><li>Our Vision Statement </li></ul><ul><li>« 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 » </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>23/01/10
  26. 26. EXAMPLES OF CERTIFICATION PROGRAMS IN EUROPE <ul><li>Ecolabel Luxemburg </li></ul><ul><li>Den Groenne Noegle </li></ul><ul><li>Legambiente Turismo </li></ul><ul><li>Cataluna Ecolabel </li></ul><ul><li>Green Tourism Business Scheme </li></ul><ul><li>Milieubarometer </li></ul><ul><li>Nordic Swan </li></ul><ul><li>La clef verte </li></ul><ul><li>Green Certificate Latvia </li></ul><ul><li>Blue Flag International </li></ul>23/01/10
  27. 27. BLUE FLAG PROGRAMME <ul><li>Run by the NGO « Foundation for Environmental Education » (FEE) </li></ul><ul><li>1985: started in France </li></ul><ul><li>1987: in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>2001: in areas outside Europe, South Africa joined </li></ul><ul><li>Works towards sustainable development at coastal areas through strict criteria dealing with water quality, environmental education and information, environmental management, safety and other services </li></ul>23/01/10
  28. 28. BLUE FLAG CERTIFICATION <ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Attributed only to beaches and marinas. </li></ul><ul><li>Only local authorities can apply for the Blue Flag for beached. </li></ul>23/01/10
  29. 29. A BLUE FLAG BEACH CRITERIA <ul><li>Eligibility: a beach that is a nationally (or internationally) officially designed bathing area. </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality: has at least one sampling point for analyses; good/bad bathing water. </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility: for visitors and tourists, and for inspection of FEE. </li></ul><ul><li>Environmenatal education and info: should have at least one info board in place (500m). </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and services: lifeguards, first aid. </li></ul>23/01/10
  30. 30. MARINA CRITERIA <ul><li>Environmenatl information and education. </li></ul><ul><li>Water quality: bathing water quality is evaluated by samples. </li></ul><ul><li>Environmenatl management </li></ul><ul><li>Safety and services </li></ul>23/01/10
  31. 31. BLUE FLAG: APPLICATION PROCEDURE <ul><li>For a beach, the municipality can apply for the Blue Flag </li></ul><ul><li>For a marina, the marina owner applies for the Blue Flag </li></ul><ul><li>The responsible local authority files the application form and sends it to the National Jury </li></ul><ul><li>The National Jury </li></ul><ul><li>The International Jury </li></ul><ul><li>One season award: renewable </li></ul><ul><li>Control: the national environmental protection agency </li></ul>23/01/10
  32. 32. INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL GROUPS <ul><li>Some questions for guests to ask the hotel </li></ul><ul><li>Does the hotel have an environmental policy? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the hotel’s recycling policy? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the hotel use energy-efficient light bulbs? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the hotel restaurant use locally sourced food? </li></ul><ul><li>How do you get to the hotel by public transport? Do they provide communal transport? </li></ul><ul><li>Some things for guests to do during their stay </li></ul><ul><li>Take part in linen and towel reuse programmes </li></ul><ul><li>Only ask for a newspaper if you really want it </li></ul><ul><li>Switch off lights and equipment (if these aren't operated by a key card) </li></ul><ul><li>Give the hotel your feedback </li></ul>23/01/10
  33. 33. ACTION AREAS <ul><li>Energy Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling </li></ul><ul><li>Water Conservation </li></ul><ul><li>Destination Conservation </li></ul>23/01/10
  34. 34. ENERGY CONSERVATION <ul><li>Hotels consume a lot of energy as they are hosting guests 24 hours a day. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>The hotels are also exploring more sustainable sources of power, such as solar and wind power, as well as biofuels. </li></ul>23/01/10
  35. 35. RECYCLING <ul><li>Recycling helps to conserve resources and energy. </li></ul><ul><li>Whether materials are from a sustainable source, how they are gathered, processed and transported and whether they can be recycled and used again. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>Our hotels will look to reuse or recycle wherever. possible </li></ul>23/01/10
  36. 36. WATER CONSERVATION <ul><li>A combination of good operating practices and investment in low flow technologies and equipment. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li>For each average-sized 100-room hotel, the scheme saves 6,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of detergent per month. </li></ul>23/01/10
  37. 37. DESTINATION CONSERVATION <ul><li>Hotels should be sited, designed, built and operated in a responsible way. </li></ul><ul><li>It is vital that hotels respect and work with their local communities. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul><ul><li> </li></ul>23/01/10
  38. 38. ENERGY CONSERVATION AIR-CONDITIONING SYSTEM HTTP://WWW.IHGPLC.COM/INNOVATION/INDEX.ASP?PAGEID=29ECO-FRIENDLY <ul><li>ICG Thalasso Spa Bora Bora, May 2006 </li></ul><ul><li>Accessible only by boat </li></ul><ul><li>AC is fed by a 7,874 ft pipeline, at a depth of 3,000 ft, off the Bora Bora reef </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>The system saves 90% of the hotel's electricity consumption for air conditioning </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>23/01/10
  39. 39. WATER CONSERVATION 'CONSERVING FOR TOMORROW' PROGRAMME <ul><li>'Conserving for Tomorrow' is an environmental programme developed exclusively for IHG. </li></ul><ul><li>Guests are asked to use linens and towels more than once to save on water, detergent, energy, and labour as well as replacement linen. </li></ul><ul><li>For each average-sized 100-room hotel, the scheme saves 6,000 gallons of water and 40 gallons of detergent per month. </li></ul>23/01/10
  40. 40. DESTINATION CONSERVATION RESPONSIBILITY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN <ul><li>Coffee is one of the most consumed products in our hotels. </li></ul><ul><li>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. </li></ul>23/01/10
  41. 41. IDEAS FOR HOTEL GREENING <ul><li>LCD TVs </li></ul><ul><li>Energy-efficient light bulbs: Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 75% less energy than regular bulbs </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>Recycling bins </li></ul><ul><li>Furniture and fittings from recycled materials </li></ul><ul><li>High-efficiency toilets </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable locally sourced food </li></ul>23/01/10