Energy efficient appliances and infrastructure upgrades not only save money, but also reduce impacts on noise and trash management that affect residents’ quality of life. Learn how Washington, DC piloted a program for hospitality businesses to go "green" through shared trash compacting and more efficient refrigeration equipment, air conditioners, and ventilation systems. Better sound insulation has significantly reduced complaints from neighbors.
- Reduce Sound Impacts: Learn how to prevent sound impacts for a new hospitality business before construction begins, and how to improve sound insulation in existing businesses.
- Top Sources of Energy Drains and Sound Impacts: Learn how DC’s energy assessment has identified the appliances that use up the most energy and generate the greatest impacts on sound.
- Streamline Trash Pick-Up: Find out how multiple restaurants can share use of a solar-compactor to reduce frequency of pick-ups and decrease traffic from trucks servicing multiple businesses at once.
- Green Construction Standards: How to incorporate eco-friendly approaches in the planning and development stage to increase energy efficiency and reduce sound.
- Cost Savings: Misperceptions that going green is costly and time-consuming will be dispelled with case study examples of how businesses have saved money through “green” upgrades.
- Resources Available: Learn about the Green Restaurant Associations’ programs to help restaurants become more ecologically sustainable and federal grants available to assist businesses in purchasing new appliances.