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Some stats that justify "greening" a hotel

From a really interesting article on hotel-online.com:

"Westin, Seattle: Changed incandescent bulbs to energy-saving compact fluorescent light bulbs and improving control mechanisms. Result: Achieved 66 percent reduction in guest room wattage and an annual savings of $400,000.

"Hotel Bel Air: Undertook a comprehensive environmental program. Result: Saved $10,000 in 10 months plus increased revenue from the sale of cardboards.

"Hyatt Regency, Chicago: A comprehensive waste reduction and recycling program. Result: Recovered approximately 70% of recyclable materials and cut waste hauling costs in half. Recycling program has resulted in recovery of $120,000 in hotel items.

And that’s just the start. Going green saves money AND the environment. What’s not to like about that?

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