Hotel Sustainability: Top 3 Technologies to Implement in 2020
— 21 experts shared their view
There seem to be two schools of thought in regards to achieving greater sustainability. One is based on a behavioural change to tackle societal and environmental challenges. More precisely in managing resources with moderation, restraint, and constraint (e.g. Reduce-Reuse-Recycle mantra). The other approach focuses on developing and implementing technologies to drive change. Here, the premise is that greater sustainability can be achieved if green technology is developed and deployed rapidly. With this in mind and considering the various sustainability challenges as hotels enter this new decade, what are the three (3) technologies to implement in 2020?"
General Manager at QO Amsterdam, an IHG Hotel
I'm a bit advocate of focusing on achieving greater sustainability by focusing on the R of 'replace'. We live in a society that is used to certain standards & comfort levels. Getting the majority of people involved in living a more sustainable way, we should focus on creating innovations and using technology to replace products and services in the current wasteful way of living.
i therefore love the thinking behind the PaaS models coming online - it makes businesses thinking about creating items that are durable again, instead of working on a next/new model that comes on the market every few years in order to keep 'earning'.