Dubai to achieve environmental sustainability in the hospitality sector

Dubai has 700 hotels in operation, with 300 hotels in the pipeline to open before 2020. The Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) has announced the launch of a new initiative to reduce the carbon footprint in Dubai’s hospitality industry as the sector targets greater environmental sustainability.

Dubai Green Hotel Innovation conference will be held on 5-6 December 2017 Dubai, UAE and will focus on investing in the latest systems and solutions to achieve energy efficiency and meet environmental standards for new build and retrofit in the hotel industry.

Dubai hotels are saving thousands of dollars daily through retrofitting

Hyatt Hotels globally reported having completed nearly 200 energy-efficient projects in 2015, including upgrades in lighting, kitchen and laundry equipment, and HVAC systems. These projects are expected to reduce GHG emissions by over 23,000 metric tons of CO2e annually.

Kempinski Hotel Ajman currently saves US$1,360 a day by recycling water for irrigation. A solar panel installation to heat water saves $5,445 a month in diesel costs.

Novotel Hotel Fujairah retrofit programme includes the HVAC system and the implementation of a wastewater recovery system. The retrofitting initiative will help the hotel save approx 12% on its annual electricity bill, and offset more than 450 tons of CO2.

Why take part in Dubai Green Hotel Innovation conference?

Dubai Green Hotel Innovation will bring together government officials, hotel owners and operators, developers, consultants, contractors and green technology solution providers to discuss the Dubai green tourism programme updates and the latest technology for reducing operating costs and improving sustainable.

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