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Monday, February 7th, 2011

Green Hotels

In standard hotels, each room uses an average of 220 gallons of water daily. This massive amount of water use can be reduced by as much as 30 percent with the simple use of water-efficient faucets, showerheads and toilets. Green hotels employ the use of all these fixtures; when you add up the water savings of an entire hotel over the course of a year, the water savings is incredible.

Green hotels also save significant amounts of energy through the use of energy-efficient appliances, such as washing machines, dishwashers, heaters and air conditioning units. When you factor the high levels of use each of these machines gets, the amount of energy saved is also astronomical.

Green hotels support eco-friendly products by purchasing shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothpaste and cleaning products that are free of harmful chemicals and dyes. When you consider the amount of products purchased yearly by hotels, it’s easy to see how substantial these eco-friendly purchases are on the industry.

Find Green Hotels to Fit Your Budget

You may think that green hotels are much more expensive than traditional hotels. While many green practices are expensive to set up initially, they pay dividends with their water- and energy-saving results over time. As a result, green hotels can pass these savings on to their guests, oftentimes offering competitive and discount prices on lovely accommodations. Use our search feature here at EcoTripper to find green hotels within your desired budget.

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