So far we’ve talked about two aspects of sustainability: community outreach and sustainable construction management. Today, we’ll add one more element to the mix to further break down what makes a hotel sustainable: energy efficiency!
In America, energy efficiency is a well-known face of the green movement. With US EPA initiatives like Energy Star, regional water conservation campaigns, and fluorescent light bulb displays in every IKEA, Americans are often asked to conserve and make their homes more energy efficient.
A common phenomenon in hotels now is to encourage guests to reuse towels and sheets to conserve water. However, real sustainable hotels take it a step further, using creativity to build energy efficiency into the building’s architecture.