GREEN Hospitality

Kasavana, Michael L.
July 2008
Hospitality Upgrade;Summer2008, p140
Trade Publication
The article discusses the importance of sustainable development to hotels and hospitality industry in the U.S. Such movement is advantageous to the industry because it is cost effective. Through the implementation of the three Rs, reduce, reuse and recycle, companies are able to conserve energy, minimize inventory waste and participate in the spirit of eco-consciousness. It reveals that the U.S. government agencies have implemented policy guidelines that requires environmental performance data be filed with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for hotels and convention centers seeking to do business with the agency. Some of the green initiatives employed by these facilities include the use of wind power, solar power and window tinting.


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