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Looking for ways to be environmentally friendly? Businesses including rental units, craft breweries and restaurants are going green, investing in sustainable business practices and making energy efficient updates.Boutique hotels are differentiating from the competition with green initiatives. Great reasons to go green include saving money and the saving the environment, but eco friendly trends can also increase customers, lure in guests and contribute to employee enthusiasm.

Sustainable trends are moving beyond rain barrels, solar panels and updated HVAC. What about a rental community geared toward sustainable living? Getting your renters to buy in to energy saving methods and a community garden requires planning and education, but once tenants are on board they will feel a greater sense of community! Another way to be environmentally friendly is through sustainable brewing. Breweries have been looking to go green since the 1980’s. Restaurants are also looking at ways to reduce their food waste, and hotels want to be more efficient with water usage and other energy costs.

Looking for energy saving solutions for your hotel? Every hotel owner should try these simple ideas that are good for the environment and your bottom line.
Energy Savings & Money Savings, Hotels & Hospitality, Industry News & Tips

Energy Saving Solutions Every Hotel Owner Should Try

The idea of implementing energy saving solutions at your hotel sounds great in theory; but in practice, it can raise concerns.

Guest experience is important and not every visitor wants to feel like they’re “roughing it.” We all know running a hotel is expensive and as an owner, you’re looking for ways to save. Cutting corners to implement energy saving solutions at your hotel can negatively impact guests’ experience and result in less-satisfied customers. It’s important to find a balance. Here’s how to adopt energy saving solutions without sacrificing your guests’ comfort.

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Breweries & Craft Brewing, Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing

Craft Breweries are Going Green with Sustainable Brewing

Craft breweries can embrace sustainable brewing and take steps toward going green…

In an age where water rights are contested and droughts are increasingly common, craft breweries can stand apart from their industrial competitors by taking advantage of newer, environmentally friendly trends. Not only do customers want the unique brews that only craft brewers provide, they want to buy products that make them feel good about supporting an environmentally responsible company.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

How to Reduce Housekeeping and Laundry Expenses

Cutting costs should never mean cutting quality, especially when it comes to housekeeping.

Smart companies seek ways to cut costs across the board. Keeping an eye on overhead is rarely a bad idea. Plenty of costs can sneak up on hotel owners. Food costs, energy costs and staff costs squeeze profit margins daily, even if your hotel runs in tourist seasons. Many hotels big and small are looking into green initiatives to save money and increase guest awareness. Another option is doing the math on housekeeping and laundry expenses. An hour or two with a spreadsheet and a search engine can help owners figure out how to get the most for their money.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

How To Attract Guests To Your Hotel
with Eco-Friendly Practices

Green practices in hotels are on the rise and your business can benefit from joining the ranks.  

Going green can mean a lot of big changes or a few small ones — but even a little goes a long way. Understanding how to attract guests to your hotel isn’t always easy, but we recommend trying these eco-friendly practices to help set you apart from the competition and appeal to the growing number of sustainability savvy travelers.

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Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

How To: Start a Rooftop Garden

Never forget that innovation is the key to success.

Whether you’re the owner of a restaurant or apartment building, or if you just want to be more environmentally conscientious, starting a rooftop garden provides tons of benefits for your business, your community, your building structure and the environment. Green roofs are increasingly becoming a popular concept for an overwhelmingly wide variety of reasons.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

From Roof to Restaurant: Starting an On-site Restaurant Garden

The benefits to building a green roof or on-site farm are clear.

If you run a local restaurant, chances are you’re looking to increase your profits while decreasing costs, draw in more customers and build local support from the residents in your neighborhood. Advertising is expensive and only goes so far. An exclusive, healthy and delicious menu is ideal, but the costs associated with this add up quickly.

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Food and Beverage & Food Manufacturing, Industry News & Tips, Restaurants

Behind the Bar: The Modern Trend of Wine on Tap

A new trend is sweeping the nation, and we can guarantee that you’re going to want to hear about this!

A bar should be an inviting place where people want to spend their time. They want to enjoy themselves enough to spend some of their hard-earned cash at your restaurant or bar establishment. We know. You get it. That’s great and all, but there is a big difference between a friendly neighborhood watering hole and your competition across the street that offers all you do, plus the conveniences of a 21st century establishment.

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Energy Savings & Money Savings

Can’t Compost? Think Again! Commercial Composting Options for Your Restaurant

Love the idea of composting your restaurant food waste, but can’t make it happen on-site? Consider commercial composting!

There’s no need to compromise your values and commitment to the environment just because your restaurant or small business is unable to compost. Composting companies offer an inventive service to help with your food waste reduction efforts. And we’ve got a couple more out-of-the-box strategies to help you recycle your food leftovers.

(Post updated with new information on 5/23/17.)

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