Minimising energy use is good for our bottom lines, for the environment, for future generations and for our reputations in a market which increasingly competes on the basis of green credentials.
This conference spans technical and human-factors aspects of energy saving. It will be chaired by Fran Hughes (left), Director of the International Tourism Partnership. As well as explaining some of the engineering improvements that we can make and the practicalities of energy metering, our contributors will look at staff awareness and motivation. Just as importantly we will explore how we can nudge all our guests (green-minded and otherwise) towards using heating, lighting, air conditioning and hot water less wastefully, all without compromising the quality of their stay. We will also hear about an unusual project helping an off-grid hotel in the Canaries to become more sustainable.
The day will be a mixture of presentations, small group exercises and a question and answer session with an expert panel. Full particulars of topics and speakers are available at the HotelEnergy17 web site or you can download a leaflet.