Implementing hotel technology can be immensely beneficial for guests at a hotel, but most hotel owners don’t immediately realize the economies of scale, competitive edge, and efficiencies technology brings to their assets. As the mission to make hotels eco-friendly gathers great popularity, hotel owners must act promptly to ensure technology infrastructures are most efficient and makes their asset more responsible.
Before a hotel starts to act on reducing waste, it is essential to gauge where the waste occurs. The first step is to analyze both quantitative & qualitative data to determine areas of waste generation, the cost of managing this waste, and how to minimize both.
Once you have reliable data and metrics to monitor, it’s a great idea to set goals for your waste management through technology. Using the right tools and employing the right technologies is essential since different functional areas of hotels will have different requirements. For instance, the hotel kitchens, laundry, and I.T. offices will have different waste numbers and equipment to minimize it.
Pneumatic waste reduction is one of the most important technologies that are helping hotels reduce their linen waste in water lines. These cutting edge pneumatic conveying technologies collect wasted and soiled linen and collects it in one place for easy collection & cleaning. This minimizes the water wastage, and your guests enjoy a lovely stay at your sustainable hotel.
Another great waste reducing technology is the ‘waste size reduction machine.’ You can easily reduce the size of large chunks of waste and convert them into smaller handling size packages for recycling.
Hotel technology providers are a great option for brand franchises and boutique hotels who wish to delegate the task to a specialist. While hiring an entire team of experts increases cost, a hotel technology provider will use their own resources and technical tools to manage & reduce waste at the property.
Install Cost & Energy Saving Lighting Technologies
The most selfishly use resource at hotels is, of course, electricity. Commonly you will notice brightly lit hallways shining non-stop with no regards to ecofriendliness. Breakthrough technology like motion sensor lights is a magnificent way to save on irrelevant costs and power wastage.
Another excellent technology to improvise with is modern LED lights. Accredit Power, an Australian LED maker discovered that a small office that replaced all of is fluorescent tubes with LEDs experienced the following results:
The office now experiences power generation savings of up to $593 (AUD), while the initial cost of the LED lights was recovered in 10 months of usage. The amazing aspect of the LED technology is the $20.71/dollar return that they offer.
However, the practical application of LEDs at hotels can prove to be ineffective if not placed in their ideal spots. Consider the cost of replacing the light bulbs and how often the lights are activated during the day. A hospitality technology solution provider will intuitively know about the floor plans and light placement to get the most out of your lighting technologies.
Here are some top benefits of installing LED technology at your:
- The LED technology has a lifespan exceeding 50,000 hours. One LED can easily survive beyond a year as it can easily be used for 10-12 hours a day with reduced power consumption.
- LED lights also have the attached dimmers so you can easily increase energy savings based on time of day, also increasing the long term life of the LED.
- Sincere there are no fragile parts inside the LED bulb, they are more durable and hence last longer. Even HIDs are prone to break down in extremely hot & cold temperatures.
- LED lighting technology does not flicker, it simply doesn’t power on when it needs a replacement. A flickering bulb is not only dangerous, it also increases your power consumption costs.
- LED bulbs are also known for their instant lighting capability without a warm-up period or re-strike delay.
Invest in Alternative Power Generation Technologies
Possibly the best hotel technology an owner can implement in the face of rising power costs, guest technology demands, and eco-friendly benchmarks, is to invest in alternative energy generation.
Gathering thermal energy from the sun can save hotels thousands of dollars in energy costs. In addition, hotels can also consider wind power, especially resorts located in windy regions. You can read more about alternative energy technologies in our sustainability blog.
Bonus Factor – Composting is Bigger than Ever
Hotels are popularly adopting composting hotel technology as a way of managing food waste. Composting is not only good for the environment but also a great sign of eco-friendliness from the guest perspective. Composted food can be used as organic fertilizer for hotel gardens, and can also be sold to local farm producers.
Modern composting machines are amazing breakthroughs that allow producing organic fertilizer faster and in a cleaner & more safer way. Industrial technology company Oaklin is a popular choice for composting technology and provides machines that can compost up to 10 tonnes of food waste per year.
Technology has multiple applications that can make hotels more responsible and even those that make hotels more efficient. As the demand for green hotels gains massive popularity, it is essential for property owners to implement technologies that makes everything from energy consumption to water usage more friendlier with the environment.
It is the responsibility of every hotel owner to ensure the damage to the earth is minimal. To learn more about technology that can assist you turn your hotel in to an eco-friendly hub.