Environmental trends in the hospitality industry

• adopt a linen reuse program in all guest rooms to encourage guests to reuse linens and towels during their hotel stay
• purchase Energy Star appliances wherever possible
• convert resort restaurants into certified green restaurants
• install a solar water heating system for resort pools and hot tubs
• adopt a no-smoking policy in indoor areas of the resort in order to reduce energy use for air treatment systems
• replace electric package terminal air conditioner (PTAC) units with geothermal technology to reduce energy costs
• use drought-resistant native plants in landscaped areas to limit water usage and cut irrigation costs
• replace old laundry systems with water and energy conserving models
• switch to low-flow showerheads, sink aerators and toilets to reduce water usage
• switch from traditional light bulbs to fluorescent lighting in guest rooms and use natural light exclusively in lobby, bar and restaurant areas during daylight hours
• replace outdoor neon signs and exit signs with light emitting diode (LED) and fiber optic technology

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