Sustainable Hotel
Introduction
Environmental Management
Appliances
Insulation
Lighting
Heating
Water
Purchasing
Waste
Additional Information
Introduction
Benchmarking Tool
Introduction
Solar Thermal Heating
Solar Photovoltaic Cells
Wind Turbines
Combined Heat & Power
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Wood Boiler & Hydro
Rainwater Harvesting
Control Systems
Financial Assistance
Environmental Reviews
Consultancy
Waste Audits
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Energy savings are one of the most important environmental actions that businesses can take to help improve the environment. By making energy savings you will be contributing to the saving of global resources and helping reduce the amount of carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions.  CO2 emissions effect global climate change. The hospitality industry has committed to reducing CO2 emissions by 15% by 2010 on 1999 levels, primarily from reducing the use of electricity and fossil fuels.

Appliances: When replacing kitchen equipment and electrical appliances, the business should endeavour to purchase appliances that are rated A for energy efficiency. Appliances such as washing machines should also be selected for additional economy or eco features. Electrical appliances that are old or in poor condition consume a lot of energy and should be replaced or repaired as soon as possible.

Kettles: Conventional sized (1.7 litre) kettles are not necessary in guest rooms other than large family rooms.  Introducing 0.75 litre travel kettles into all guest rooms would save energy and water each time the kettle is boiled and therefore be good for resource efficiency.

Fridges and Freezers: We recommend that the seals on all fridges and freezers are checked to ensure maximum insulation possible and that plastic curtains on walk in fridges and freezers are maintained in good state of repair to minimise energy loss when opening doors.

Kitchen Appliances: We recommend that appliances are switched off when not in use and warm up time for ovens and grills etc should be kept to a minimum. This includes all Bain Marie’s and hot cupboards.

Hotel Appliances