What would like to see hotels do to be more Energy Efficient?
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|Created:||about 4 years ago|
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make the bill regarding the energy used during the stay(tv, air conditioning, water, light...etc..) the less you use the less you pay! ;)
Have GOOD coffee available near the elevators on each floor, and get rid of the coffee makers in every room (they cost energy to operate and to clean)
Squeeze all of the liquid out of linens after they have been washed before putting them in the dryer. Mabye a giant pedal-powered salad spinner would do the trick.
Hire migrant laborers for 25 cents a day to do the laundry by hand.
If there are multiple elevators, turn off all but one during the late night hours when most people are asleep.
Make people pay extra depending on how much they used the air conditioner/heater.
Put motion detectors in rooms to shut off the tv when the visitor falls asleep.
Get rid of the television that annoys me with the day's news while I am trying to eat my breakfast at the continental breakfast.
Offer hotel patrons the opportunity to pay a few cents for the purchase of carbon credits to offset their energy usage.
Put one massive ventilation fan on the roof that pulls the stink out of every bathroom rather than having individual fans in each bathroom.
Put refrigerators in fewer rooms.
During the late night hours, light the hallways with LED strips (like they have in airplanes to mark the aisle) rather than the standard bulbs.
Install compact flourescent spiral lights in lamps instead of incandescent bulbs.
Turn off the arcade and pinball machines in the pool area when the pool area is closed. Who cares if their high score is saved if they are only there for one night?
Tell the cleaning staff to stop watching television while they are cleaning rooms.
Use the simple hand-powered sweepers instead of a powered vacuum cleaner when cleaning rooms that don't show any obvious soiling but need to be vacuumed anyway.
Turn off the refrigeration in the soda machine - only sell warm soda.
I stayed at a motel once that shut off the air conditioner in our room during the day because they thought we were gone and had left it going. I didn't appreciate that at the time, but maybe that could be converted into an idea - shut off air conditioning/heating in rooms that are unoccupied.
Shut off the ice machine during the late night hours when nobody is getting ice.
Chain hotels with many establishments could purchase carbon credits to offset their energy use. Having an additional expense attached to energy use could lead "help" them find ways to cut costs.
Hang towels on a clothesline rather than using dryers.
Lights set up with motion detectors could be set up in the hallways, and in the rooms.
Hang towels up if want to re-use, otherwise leave in the bath