How technology is helping the hotel industry commit to ‘best green practice’

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    With climate change being the hugely important topic it has become, it is little wonder the hospitality industry is beginning to focus a lot more on its environmental impact. Indeed, in the UK – which ranks in the top 5 globally for energy and utilities usage – there has been a monumental shift in the industry over the last decade to ensure that ecological responsibility is factored into building design and amenities usage post-build.

    With this in mind, we’re featuring a blog post from Xeros – purveyors of polymer bead cleaning technology – and how innovations such as theirs can help the hotel industry commit to greener techniques…

    According to the Xeros blog:
    – Marriott, one of the top three largest hotel chains in the world, has committed to reducing energy and water consumption across their entire property portfolio by 20%, by 2020.
    – IHG, the largest hotel group in the world, has challenged their properties to realise savings of up to 25% through their Green Engage policy.
    – In the UK alone, the hotel and foodservice industry is estimated to consume around 156 billion litres of water annually, equivalent to 62,400 Olympic swimming pools
    – Hotel laundry systems are often one of the worst offenders when it comes to water and energy waste – running just one machine 8 times a day, 7 days a week can equate to 18 litres per kilo and annual consumption figures of 1.3 million litres per year.

    Technology like Xeros’ bead-cleaning system allows this load to be drastically reduced to around 4 litres per kilo, saving an average of nearly a million litres of water on a like-for-like basis. Couple these reductions with significantly improved wash quality, technology like this is helping hotels such as Whittlebury Hall in Silverstone (partners of Hotel Designs publishers Forum Events) who are looking to enhance guest experience and do their bit to save the planet at the same time.

    You can read the blog in full and find out more about Xeros’ bead-cleaning system here

    Daniel Fountain / 26.02.2016

    Editor, Hotel Designs


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