Consider the following:
- Hotels average 2.1 guests per room each taking 16.2 minute showers using 71.4 gallons of water per room for showering per day. (Pacific Institute/Western Resource Advocates)
- 3,334,500 gallons of water are used for showering in Las Vegas alone per year.
- By instituting the shorter shower program a hotel can save nearly $700.00 per year for every 100 hotel rooms with a participation rate of only 20%.
- Growing consumer concern for the environment will increasingly become a key differentiator in guest's choice of quality accommodations
Hotels Long showers translate to profits down the drain. With rising water and sewer rates, as well as increasing prices of the energy required to heat water, there is a large and growing opportunity for hotels to reduce their operating costs and environmental impact through a shorter shower program."
I have also found the Shower Minder Water Conservation Timer at Fairware (www.fairware.ca). Fairware is a Vancouver based company who's goal is to, "source high quality, unique promotional items that meet our standards of social and environmental responsibility". They have a great website and lots of great products.
So...wouldn't shower timers make a great giveaway to your out of town guests at your next conference? Get them branded with your logo and then give them out! I will bet your participants will be impressed and will be taking it home and putting in their shower at home for their teenage children!
Happy Friday everyone!