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Take the Guest Work Out of Saving Water!

Reducing your hotel's water use can save water, energy, and operating costs, aiding your hotel's bottom line and demonstrating your commitment to sustainable operations to your guests. By installing WaterSense labeled products and following best management practices, you can achieve greater water efficiency at your hotel while still ensuring customer satisfaction. Today’s travelers are increasingly looking for eco-friendly accommodations and a hotel’s commitment to sustainability.

EPA launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge in February 2014 to help hotels understand their water footprint by encouraging hotels to "ACT":

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  • Assess water use and savings opportunities
  • Change products or processes to incorporate best management practices
  • Track their water–saving progress and achievements

More than 860 hotels have signed up (9 pg, 228K, About PDF) to participate in the Challenge to learn how to reduce water use, minimize operating costs and to meet the sustainable expectations of today’s travelers. In addition, water use reductions can help mitigate risk imposed by rising water and sewer costs and more frequent drought conditions.

Interested hotels can sign up for the H2Otel Challenge to start receiving free recognition, outreach, and technical tools that will help them save water, energy, and money.

WaterSense will continue its series of live training webinars in 2016 to help hotels and other commercial and institutional facilities get a handle on their water use and put best management practices to work for their bottom line. Visit the webinars page to register and view recordings of past webinars.

For an introduction to the H2Otel Challenge, please view a past recording of our 2015 welcome webinar, "Take the Plunge! Introducing the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge."

All interested stakeholders are invited to check out the H2Otel Challenge tools page, which provides a full suite of materials to help hotels start saving water, including:

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Not a hotel or an organization that could recruit hotels, but still interested in receiving WaterSense’s tools for reducing hotel water use? Contact the WaterSense Helpline to let us know you are interested, and we’ll add you to our mailing list.