Green Hospitality Products
If you run an inn, you want to provide the best quality service that you can. By going green, you can do just that. An environmentally friendly bed and breakfast brings in more guests and has a higher value to them.
By limiting your waste, reducing pollution, and helping maintain the one planet we have (for the time being, but let’s not get our hopes up just yet) you’re not only able to contribute to a green society, but also have an additional reason that guests should stay with you.
From bedding, robes, and toiletries, to cleaning chemicals and waste disposal, there are many ways in which you can become a more environmentally friendly establishment with green products.
Additional benefits are cost savings, tax credits, and a healthier workplace. Every year the demand for green businesses rise, and those who fail to adapt will lose customers to those who do.
Green strategies can lead to additional tax credits or deductions. The federal government offers businesses tax credits for new renewable energy systems based on wind, solar or geothermal power. The credit covers 30 percent of the cost for an installed system. Renewable energy lower costs over time as well. Different local regions and areas offer their own additional benefits for maintaining the use of renewable energy sources.
Research shows that plenty of consumers prefer to do business with business that share similar values that they do. By making is a selling point and branding the inn as an environmentally friendly establishment, you’re able to stand out among the competition and reach out to the market segment which may currently be untapped.
It’s one thing to align your inn with employee values, but ensuring your building is a healthy place to work shows your staff and guests that you really care. Maybe employees are taking more sick days than in the past, they complain of headaches or have little energy. Addressing pollutants like new carpet fumes, chemicals and stale air with improved ventilation may help. A healthier staff is more productive, energetic and innovative. Remind your employees of your concern for their well being by being proactive with solving possible problems.