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Tourism and Climate Change Leading by Example: Best Practices in Renewable Energy Among Multiple Tourism Industry Sectors  . Ted Martens October 29 th , 2008. Presentation Outline. Definitions Benefits & Limitations RETI Best Practices Airlines Accommodations Tour Operators

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Tourism and Climate Change

Leading by Example:

Best Practices in Renewable Energy

Among Multiple Tourism Industry Sectors  

Ted Martens

October 29th, 2008

presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • Definitions
  • Benefits & Limitations
  • RETI Best Practices
    • Airlines
    • Accommodations
    • Tour Operators
    • Cruise Lines
    • Ski Resorts
    • Public Land Agencies
  • Conclusion
who is sti
Who is STI?

Non-profit whose mission is to help travelers and tourism providers protect the places they visit, and the planet at large.

Leave the World a Better Place®

defining best practice
Defining Best Practice

“A process, technique, or innovative use of resources that results in outstanding and measurable improvement in the operation or performance of a tourism business.”

reti best practice benefits
RETI Best Practice Benefits
  • Reductions in greenhouse gas emissions and operational costs
  • Enhanced customer loyalty and business marketability
  • Availability of tax incentives, rebates and grants
  • Significant return on investment
reti additional benefits
RETI Additional Benefits
  • Diversify global power supply
  • Decrease dependency on non-renewable energy sources
  • Creation of “green collar” jobs and sustainable economic development
  • Enhanced protection of the environment
best practices analysis
Best Practices Analysis
  • Accommodations
  • Airlines
  • Cruise Lines
  • Public Land Agencies
  • Ski Resorts
  • Tour Operators
accommodations sector
Accommodations Sector
  • Building management controls
  • 1 megawatt solar photovoltaic system
  • 80 kilowatt windmill
  • Energy efficiency measures
  • Solar hot water systems
  • Carbon neutral accommodations
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Accommodations Sector

  • Cost of renovations
    • US$460,000
  • Projected savings through 07
    • US$238,283
  • Actual savings through 07
    • US$381,824
  • Cut approx 10k tons of CO2
airline sector
Airline Sector
  • Multi-faceted initiatives to reduce fuel consumption
  • Voluntary carbon offset initiatives
  • Reductions in idling times
  • Development of prototype carbon-composite aircraft
  • Fleet renewal with more fuel efficient aircraft
  • Retrofits of existing engines with more efficient fan blades
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Airline Sector

  • 110.7 million gallons of fuel saved per year
  • Reduction of 908,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent since 2003
cruise line sector
Cruise Line Sector
  • Using shore power while docked in port
  • Employing solar and wind energy on board
  • Reduced fuel consumption
  • Education and outreach
public land agency sector
Public Land Agency Sector
  • Solar photovoltaic, micro-hydro, and wind energy systems
  • Fleet management strategies to limit fuel use and emissions
  • Green building and energy efficiency management practices
  • Carbon sequestration Economic Impacts
ski resort sector
Ski Resort Sector
  • Holistic sustainability planning
  • Purchase of renewable energy credits
  • Enhanced vehicle fuel efficiency
  • Building modifications and new LEED-certified facilities
  • Installation of hydroelectric and PV systems
  • Harnessing of methane from wastewater and concerting it to energy
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Ski Resort Sector
  • Saved over 850 tons of CO2 and 1600 MWh
  • Retrofits have reduced annual energy consumption by 4580 MWH
tour operator sector
Tour Operator Sector
  • Reduction of diesel generator use through solar power and advanced battery technology
  • Support vehicle fleet powered by waste vegetable oil
  • On-site, grid-tied solar PV systems
  • Development of environmental standards for suppliers
  • Use of wind-powered water pumps and solar water heaters
  • Purchase of renewable energy credits or carbon offsets
for more information
For More Information

Visit RETI:

www.renewabletourism.org

Visit STI:

www.sustainabletravelinternational.org

Call: 800-276-7764

Leave the World a Better Place®