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Xenia zu Hohenlohe

Partner/Director at the Considerate Group

Xenia zu Hohenlohe

Xenia is the co-founder of the Considerate Group, a specialist company dedicated to integrating sustainability into hospitality businesses and operations. Coming from the hotel industry she understands many of the challenges of the industry and having been educated in environmental systems knows many solutions to overcome those obstacles. She sits on various boards of climate conferences and is often a speakers at industry events

Insights by Xenia zu Hohenlohe (4)

Hygiene and Sustainability: How to make both work?

Whilst we are seeing an increase in some types of SUP due to COVID-19 (hopefully temporarily), we are also suggesting to accommodation providers that this is a great time to break some old habits, particularly around hotel room amenities.

How To Make The Most Of A Coronavirus Situation

Mark Carney, the Bank of England's outgoing governor announced on Tuesday: "We have to work out how to bridge this period. We don't want viable firms to go out of business because of the necessary steps that have to be taken to protect the British public.

How can sustainability be communicated beyond clichés and greenwashing?

To avoid falling into the „greenwashing trap” business need to be transparent, honest and modest. Since “greening” is not the core business of most tour-operators, hotels or resorts, investing in the wrong project or a poor strategy might turn into a slippery slope to reputation damage.

Hotel Sustainability: Top 3 Technologies to Implement in 2020

I believe solar PV systems should be a high priority, to relieve dependence on fossil fuels while reducing Opex. I'll go with waste heat recovery, IE using a heat exchanger to preheat water entering hot water tanks, by using the exhaust heat from either HVAC or diesel generators, etc.
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