Save water in your hotel
(Hot) water is one of the main contributors to energy consumption and high costs for hotels.
What if you could encourage your guests to take slightly shorter showers and reduce their water use?
Being able to use and enjoy water in a hotel room seems obvious to anyone – but that doesn’t make it free. On average, guests like to spend no less than 7,5 minutes enjoying their shower. In addition, water is needed at the sink and to flush the toilet.
Due to the high cost of water and electricity, expenses can rise over a euro per guest per night. This can result in a bill of 50,000 euros a year for a hotel with 200 rooms.
THE GIFT OF WATER
We let you save an average of 100 litres of water per hotel night by involving the guest in an encouraging way. Your guest gets the opportunity to donate these litres to a water project of their choice. For example: every overnight stay provides a whole day of clean drinking water for a family in Uganda or Bangladesh.
A guest would need to reduce their shower time by just 15 seconds to recoup a donation of 5 cents per night. (That is just 3% shorter based on an average shower duration of 7,5 minutes.) As you can see, every extra second of less water consumption and every water-saving technique immediately yields great (financial) results. Calculate below how much it can provide for you.
Calculate your potential savings
Interaction with your guest
Our free communication materials – stickers, door hangers or towel cards – ask your guest to donate the saved 100 litres on your behalf to a water project of their choice. Would you rather design your own materials? We are of course happy to help you with text, visuals, design and examples.
This way you gently encourage your guests to be conscious about their water usage, just like you are. We also offer the guests advice on what they can do to help out further.
Sustainability in your hotel
With just a few water saving techniques you can save even more water usage in the hotel room – without sacrificing comfort. You will receive a return on investment in record time. Many of our ambassadors are available to help you out.
Would you like to make your hotel more sustainable? This program allows you to save water and energy. It adds substance to sustainable quality seals such as Green Globe, Green Key, the EKO Quality Mark – and gives you the chance to win a Gaia Green Award.
Complete your story by serving locally bottled water or by offering reusable bottles in the hotel room. May we help you?
They preceded you
Water in the hotel room
Water in hotel rooms is part of many guests’ expectations. But single-use PET bottles are wasteful, and recycling regulations have increased the cost.
We offer the perfect alternative. A reusable, sustainable water bottle to be filled by the guests themselves in the lobby.
The Bottle Made Blue
A reusable water bottle made of indestructible Tritan: rock-hard, crystal clear and unbreakable. The bottle is BPA-free, made in the Netherlands, recyclable and dishwasher safe.
Never before has a reusable water bottle of this quality been so affordable and completely customizable: available from €1,50 each.
And most importantly: every bottle sold contributes 500 litres of clean drinking water to our projects. They also prevent 3,5kg of CO₂ emissions and save 4 kilos of plastic waste from the landfill. Read more here
Water point for guests
Let your guests fill their own bottle with filtered (and chilled) tap water. That’s about as sustainable as it gets. It saves you time in setting up the hotel rooms for each guest and offers a nice place to communicate with them. See for example this water tap from Novotel Amsterdam Schiphol AIrport.
We offer water taps at cost price or as a lease, including maintenance and service Combined with the Bottle Made Blue, certain conditions even enable us to offer the tap to you for free.
Perhaps you prefer to offer pre-packaged water in the hotel room? We also have various affordable solutions for this, always with a strong message: 100 litres of water donted per package.
We can deliver from stock or via wholesalers and even offer our own design in certain quantities. We are open to brainstorm with you for any solutions you may seek.
Made Blue offers us a total package for smart use of water in the hotel, both in the room and in the restaurant. The business case was quickly made.
The Student Hotel
The Student Hotel serves locally bottled Made Blue water in all its locations. In this video, Impact Manager Amber Westerborg explains why.
This many people still do not have access to clean drinking water. Fetching water is a full time job for them. This water is often polluted, resulting in disease and child mortality. We want to change this, in a sustainable way for everyone involved. Would you like to contribute?
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They can help you save water
This family business runs multiple cleaning companies. By using innovative water-saving techniques, they are able to donate many litres of clean drinking water.
Thanks to their packaging, which can be reused again and again, Clear Circlereduces their waste and energy use in the manufacturing process of their cleaning products.
The water-saving shower heads produced by Niebla result in at least 5 litres of water saved per minute, and 5,000 litres of clean drinking water each.