Sunday, May 25, 2014

Zero Carbon Resorts 4th Conference in Manila

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Last May 21, 2014, a showcase and examples of hotel strategic engineering works  were being featured who has modeled Zero Carbon in their specific places was being endorsed by the Department of Tourism so that most of the SME’s  which was being a part representing by most hotel and resorts owners and administrators that  was gathered aims  to help each other achieved or maintained their status of being  Zero Carbon or at least make it lesser than the recent status.

The Tourism industry in the Philippines is growing fast. bringing employment opportunities to the region and strengthening the economy of the country. Tourism has, however, a high demand for energy for guest services, and is responsible for the large amount of Carbon emissions. Due to the  poor electricity supply infrastructure and inefficient appliances wasting energy, because energy is one of the highest cost for small tourist businesses.

Carbon-neutral energy supply systems , and appropriate local and environmental technology solutions are required. By increasing energy efficiency, changing peoples behavior , implementing green technologies and using locally available resources, the carbon footprint of tourism can be significantly reduced. This also calls for a revision of environmental policy by the regional government to help formalize the changes and to stimulate their replication.

The Switch Asia project Zero Carbon Resorts seeks to enable small and medium sized enterprises (SME’s) in the tourism sector, such as hotels and resorts in Palawan and other parts of the Philippines to provide their energy services in an efficient, cost effective , and environmentally sound way through training courses and direct consultations with the companies.:

Their specific objectives includes reducing carbon footprints by increasing energy efficiency and switching to renewable energy resources, Increasing the availability of energy services, stimulate the local economy by producing and using renewable materials and low-carbon technologies for buildings and appliances, decrease dependence of fossil fuels and provide local engineers with the skills and knowledge theoretically and practical skills to improve the generation and use of energy.

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