Sustainable eco friendly practices are on the rise in the hospitality sector. Though the hospitality sector has been slow to evolve in incorporating green solutions, it has now picked up steam due to the evolving demands of eco friendly travelers, who, according to studies are willing to pay more for green lodging. This has led to many well-known brands creating meaningful, sustainable hotel experiences. This trend has been observed worldwide, as hotels compete to integrate the latest green trends in hospitality. Due to the rising concern over global warming and climate change, many hotels are choosing to reduce their energy, water consumption and waste. Some green lodging trends are:
Green building design
One of the major component of green lodging trends is green methods of construction which incorporates many sustainable features, such as cork flooring, occupancy sensors, low energy lighting, highly efficient cooling and heating methods and plumbing which is low flow. Countertops and other accessories which are used are made from recyclable materials such as glass, bamboo etc.
Tracking energy consumption
Eco friendly hotels track their energy consumption and make an effort to conserve energy by using energy efficient chillers, boilers, lighting etc.
Conserving water is an important part of sustainability. Plumbing which uses less water like low flow fixtures such as shower heads, faucets, and toilets can conserve a huge amount of water. Recycled water can be used for laundry and to water the plants in the garden or in the building.
Installing low energy lighting
Green trends in hospitality have seen lighting as one of the major areas which most hotels globally have tried to modify, to conserve electricity and save on energy bills. According to a recent study 2,161 hotels in 44 countries, 70% have replaced florescent and incandescent lights with LEDs. Very few hotels, however have…