Why practice Green Lodging?
Average-sized hotels purchase more products in one week than 100 families do in a year. We want at least 50 percent of those purchases to be environmentally preferable products.
Waste generation can be as high as 30 pounds per room per day; as much as 80 percent of these materials can be recycled.
Hospitality industry spends $3.7 billion a year on energy. Electricity use accounts for 60-70 percent of the utility costs of a typical hotel. We can introduce you to energy-efficient products and practices that will reduce energy consumption, therefore lowering energy costs.
- A significant portion of Delaware’s food waste comes from the hotel and lodging industry. This food waste can be composted and/or donated to charities.
Typical hotels use 218 gallons of water per day per occupied room. Water-efficient fixtures can reduce water and sewer bills by 25-30 percent.
Why join Delaware Green Lodging?
Þ Preventing Pollution & Saving Money - P2 solutions usually result in reduced material usage and cost savings.
Þ Gaining a Competitive Edge in Marketing - Green Lodging Participants can use the program logo in marketing materials.
Þ Increased Conference Business - Major corporations and organizations are increasingly asking for “environmentally friendly” conferences and events.
Þ Free Assistance - DNREC’s P2 Program staff are available to provide on-site assistance and guidance in solving waste management and conservation problems.
Þ Public Recognition - Delaware Green Lodging provides certificates and window decals for display at your facility.
How Does Your Facility Join Delaware Green Lodging?
All you have to do to join is to make a voluntary commitment to reduce your facility’s environmental impact. Simply fill out and return the Delaware Green Lodging Pollution Prevention Practices Checklist. Once you complete the checklist, P2 staff will follow up by contacting you to confirm your information and will then send you a Delaware Green Lodging Welcome Packet that includes a Delaware Green Lodging certificate and window decals for you to display. It's that easy!
For more information, please contact Bill Miller at 302-739-9403 or Bill.Miller@state.de.us