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GLRPPR Sector Resource: 2011 Case Study: Green Lodging

Title:
2011 Case Study: Green Lodging

Abstract:
Like other industries, lodging facilities are looking for ways to stay competitive while cutting costs and reducing their environmental footprint. Intern Raoul Sequeira, assisted by lodging association member, Joe Andrick, was hired in the second year of the green lodging intern program to provide hotels and other lodging facilities with a list of environmental projects that facilities could choose from. Facilities in the program were required to commit to adopting an environmental policy statement if they did not already have one so the green lodging intern drafted and provided five environmental policy statement samples. After each hotel determined what additional services were most important, a site visit was scheduled. Once all information pertaining to the hotel was gathered, conservation opportunities were researched and subsequently documented in individual facility reports. The recommended solutions would save 8,683,962 gallons of water, 2,004,948 kWh of electricity and 15 tons of solid waste, which is estimated to be equivalent to an annual savings of $189,512.

URL:
http://www.sbeap.org/files/sbeap/publications/2011_Green_Lodging_Case_Study.pdf

Source:
Kansas State University Pollution Prevention Institute P2 Intern Program

Resource Type:
Case study/success story

Date of Publication:
Not Available

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