Sustainable Tourism

facility renewal&additional investment,Energy efficiency,resource efficiency,investments to mitigate environmental impact

What is a Green Building?

Green buildings are designed, constructed, improved and managed with the aim of eliminating or significantly mitigating the negative impacts of buildings on the environment and their occupants.

Characteristics of green buildings:

  • Average energy savings 15%–30%
  • Average water savings 25%–50%
  • Waste management systems based on recycling, recovery and use of local materials
  • Optimal ventilation and air conditioning systems
  • Maximum sunlight utilization
  • Low chemical value of materials

Advantages of Green Buildings*

  • Operating costs in green buildings decrease by approximately 14% in new buildings and 9% in renovated buildings
  • Green building projects offer an increase in value of approximately 11% and 7% respectively for new projects and renovated buildings
  • Green buildings offer energy savings of 25% and water savings of 11% compared to traditional buildings
  • Green buildings produce 34% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional buildings

*Ref: U.S. Green Buildings Council

Sample Green Building Practices

Energy Efficiency Investments
  • Replacement of heating and cooling installations with energy efficient models
  • Facade renovation with improved energy performance
  • Utilization of energy saving ventilation equipment
  • Utilization of renewable energy to meet part of the energy demand
  • Replacement of mechanical and electrical equipment such as pump assemblies, elevators and air conditioning plants with energy efficient models
  • Replacing lights with energy saving units
  • Cogeneration and trigeneration investments
Water Saving Investments
  • Replacement of lavatory faucets and toilet reservoirs with water saving models
  • Capturing of gray water from lavatories and showers, and reusing of it in different fields
  • Use of alternative water sources for domestic water (not using potable water for service water)
  • Reduction of irrigation requirements by redesigning the landscape without minimizing the green space
Waste Management Investments
  • Establishment of ISO 14001 environmental management system
  • Goals and practices towards reducing waste generation
  • Elimination of organic wastes through alternative practices
Green Material Usage

Using green certified materials with minimum negative impact on human and environmental health

  • Cleaning products
  • Parquet, wall paint, wallpaper, carpet
  • Curtains, towels, duvet covers
  • Materials such as polish and adhesives
Management of Social Impacts
  • Interconnecting cycle paths between the facility and the city
  • Establishing parking stations for electric cars
  • Avoiding printing invoices and other documents in order to prevent paper waste

TSKB & Sustainable Tourism

We add value to your business through financial and consultancy services for your green building investments in the tourism sector.

  • 24 new hotel and renovation investments
    • 10 Business Hotels
    • 14 Tourism Facilities
  • The tourism sector makes up 8% of the TSKB credit portfolio
  • Credit allocated to tourism companies totals €309 million

TSKB-financed projects make a difference

  • Facade renovation projects in tourist facilities save an average of 30% on heating costs and 40% on cooling costs
  • Gray water recovery systems installed at hotels save 20 m3 of water per customer per year*
  • Replacing building lighting systems with LED technology results in a return of investment in 1 year
  • 1 hotel project, registered for LEED green building certification

*Based on 3 people sharing a room.

Advantages of Green Buildings

  • Operating costs in green buildings decrease by approximately 14% in new buildings and 9% in renovated buildings
  • Green building projects offer an increase in value of approximately 11% and 7% respectively for new projects and renovated buildings
  • Green buildings offer energy savings of 25% and water savings of 11% compared to traditional buildings
  • Green buildings produce 34% less greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional buildings

Green Building Certificates

  • LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design)
  • BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology),
  • Haute Qualité Environnementale (HQE)
  • Green Globe
  • Travelife

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