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As spa guests are beginning to shape their ideas along sustainability frameworks, spa development is less likely to be driven by economic gain alone. Environmental and social needs are also taken into account. While many spa are very conscious of the role they can play towards the wellness of their guests and the environment, in many cases, they just do not know where to start or how to measure their performance on the road to sustainability.
Greenspa Calculator is a unique and first-of -its kind software suite that offers the wellness and spa industries certain key capabilities:
- identify the core drivers that define the green spa environment.
- quantify the benefits achieved in each sustainability category, including energy use, water conservation, fair trade, green cosmetics and the green spa kitchen.
- generate relevant operational data about spa efficiency through proprietary algorithms and document assessment research.
- access reference information on the impact of using appropriate products such as low flow showerheads, green cleaning materials and skills training to employees.
Due to its credit based interactive structure, Greenspa Calculator is clear and easy to understand. Users can quickly identify areas in which they have excelled or where there is room for improvement. It offers a step-by-step process to pinpoint opportunities to reduce environmental impact and so will become an effective dynamic assessment tool.
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what is the principle?
Develop green buildings for a healthier and consequently more productive environment to work in. The benefits will be transferred to the experience of the spa guest and add value to the therapies themselves.
Built up spaces produce large quantities of pollutants such as CFCs and HCFCs which are found in refrigerant gases for air conditioners, fumes emitted by generators and sewerage. They also give rise to an increase in storm water run-off which often include contaminants such as oil and litter and excessive night light that disrupts migratory and nocturnal species.
Purchased energy has become the subject of rapidly escalating costs and in many cases, where the energy is generated from the burning of non renewable fossil fuels, also contributes to carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Energy should therefor be used more efficiently, overall consumption should be reduced and consideration must be given to generating energy from renewable resources. A good way to start is to measure initial consumption and to re-measure as soon as responsible energy practices are introduced.
- Environmental management
- Ecological sensitivity of land
- Maintenance of ecological state
- Investment in conservation projects
- Environmental impact assessment
Assess all equipment used in the spa against sustainability benchmarks, such as the equipment’s functional performance, energy and/or water consumption, hazardous emissions, materials used in its manufacture, long term quality and recycling capability.
The fair trade philosophy is based on fair wages, fair working conditions, fair distribution of benefits, ethical business practices and respect for human rights, culture and the environment.
The rationale in correct building material selection is to achieve a reduction in the amount of natural resources used to produce such materials, to choose sustainable/recycled products and to avoid problematic products such as PVC and those that incorporate high VOC (volatile organic compound) levels.
Every business activity of a spa has an impact either on the environment or our people. Measure each aspect of the daily spa operation, including purchasing, packaging, cleaning and food production against sustainability criteria.
Green Spas incorporate natural or organic skin care products in their therapies and actively encourage their guests to apply this thinking in their personal health regimes at home.
Our staff is any business’ most important asset and they are protected by implementing good labour practices. Introduce policies particularly that deal with recruitment and selection, discipline and grievance, performance management, incentives, the distribution of tips and retrenchment.
Water is a precious resource and it is of critical importance that we reduce demand for potable water through good design, informed selection of fittings, rain water catchment, recycling and responsible consumption. A good way to start is to measure initial consumption and to re-measure as soon as responsible water practices are introduced.
Green Spas are committed to using materials which can be recycled, follow recycling practices and actively promote waste reduction.
Just download our free app, greenspa calculator, from Apple’s App Store or Google Play Store. Log in and go to the categories to help your spa or salon truly understand just how sustainable it is or can be – you can not manage what you can’t measure!
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