Near historic flooding from an intense rainstorm and high Mississippi River prompted several St. Louis businesses to rent temporary boilers. Flooding shut down Ashley Energy’s nearby steam plant, which normally provides heat and electricity.
The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) has released the results from a 12-week series of food waste reduction pilot projects. At the same time, the association published a toolkit aimed at helping properties and brands meet their goals to combat food waste. Hotel properties that included a mix of ... Read more »
Max Verstraete, VP of corporate responsibility for Hilton, talks about the company’s sustainability strategy for food, including sourcing and menu design.
A series of projects that aim to help hotels reduce food waste are underway at major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International.
Energy efficient and green operations have caught on in the hospitality sector, at least in San Francisco. The San Francisco Business Times reports that of the 230 hotels in the Bay area listed at TripAdvisor site, 66 hotels — 27 percent – are in the GreenLeaders program. That percentage easily ... Read more »
In its ongoing efforts to improve water management across its global portfolio of more than 5,000 hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group recently completed what it says is the industry’s most comprehensive water risk assessment to date.
Hotels use a lot of water — for guest rooms, pools, landscaping, laundry and other uses. In total, this accounts for about 15 percent of total water use in US commercial and institutional facilities, according to the EPA. As the price of water and wastewater services continue to increase — ... Read more »
From an energy efficiency standpoint, hotels seem to have much in common with office buildings. And they indeed do: Hotels and office buildings generally are large structures that often are managed in portfolios. Increasing energy efficiency at a hotel involves many of the same technical steps as doing so in an office. But ... Read more »
The varied ways in which hotels use energy offer great opportunities for relatively easy efficiency gains. Some of the big players in the sector clearly are paying attention. There has been news on the hospitality power front lately. Today, Hilton Worldwide said that it has become the first hospitality company to gain ... Read more »
Wyndham Worldwide says it reached its carbon emissions goal six years ahead of schedule. The global hospitality company achieved a 20 percent reduction in carbon emissions (measured on a per square foot basis), compared to a 2010 baseline. Since setting its goal in 2010, Wyndham Worldwide has reduced its carbon ... Read more »
The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no ... Read more »
InterContinental Hotels Group has selected the Water Footprint Network to develop a worldwide water management program for IHG aimed at reducing the global hotel group’s water footprint. IHG says the partnership will build on progress IHG is already making to reduce water consumption per occupied room in water-stressed areas, one ... Read more »