ABOUT THIS VIDEO Kimpton Hotel and Restaurant Group is making waves by going “all-green” to reduce their environmental impact and see big savings. Guided
by the Green Seal program and their employee feedback, all of the eco-friendly
improvements have not only provided a healthier work environment for Kimpton’s guests
and dedicated staff, but have also increased guest reservations and produced
significant savings in costs associated with running the hotels and restaurants!
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The U.S. Green Building Council reports that on average, green buildings use 26% less energy, emit 33% less carbon dioxide, use 30% less
indoor water, and reduce solid waste by 50%-75%. For money-saving tips in the hospitality industry, visit this guide from GreenLodgingNews.Com
Still not convinced about the advantages of greening your hotel? A
survey of “Green” hotels found that “sustainability” is a huge selling
point and is responsible for millions of dollars in gained revenues. In the United States alone, hotels represent more than 5 billion square feet of space, nearly 5 million guest rooms, and close to $4 billion in annual energy use.
Corporate functions constitute a $175 billion
industry in the U.S. hospitality industry. Meanwhile, USA Today reported (2009) that many big companies and states are increasingly steering their travel business to
hotels with "green" environmental standards.