Wind turbines are a great source of clean energy and many places already use them as an alternative energy source but did you ever expect to see them on top of luxury rental hotels in Miami or other big cities? Most turbines are located in rural areas, so seeing them on top of a five star luxury hotel may seem like something you would see in a futuristic movie, not real life but it’s something to think about.
Would it really be so bad to see turbines in our cities and populated areas if it meant using a clean energy source to cut back on both energy consumption and pollution? The hospitality industry is one of the largest in the world and it takes a huge amount of energy to keep luxury condos, hotel, villas and similar rental properties operating efficiently.
Finding ways to reduce energy consumption as much as possible will reduce the cost for these establishments to operate, which also creates savings that can be passed on to consumers. It will also help conserve the world’s natural resources, which is vital for the survival of the planet and its inhabitants.
Are There Any Major Hotel Chains Using Wind Turbines Now?
There are actually a few hotels scattered across the United States that have already taking the first step and started using wind turbines as an alternative clean power source, in addition to the traditional energy used to run their establishment. This is a great accomplishment for these hotels and they should be commended for their efforts to reduce their carbon footprint. It’s a huge step in the right direction and when you combine other energy saving tactics such as using energy saving appliances or recycling, it has even more of an impact.
The Hilton in Fort Lauderdale has recently installed wind turbines on the roof of their establishment and it’s getting a lot of attention. Hotelchatter.com had this to say about the Hilton, “The symbolism of the six turbines is definitely a welcome sight for the hotel industry, a move that speaks volumes in terms of Hilton’s determination to be environmentally friendly.”
The Hilton has made many other changes to go green with their hotels but this is the first one to install wind turbines. However, it’s probably safe to say that it won’t be the last, especially since it will help to cut the cost to operate their hotel in addition to saving energy.
Why Aren’t More Hotels and Other Industries Taking Advantage of Wind Turbines
Since turbines are a clean energy source, you may wonder why more industries don’t make the change and install turbines. It can be expensive but they will more than pay for the cost of installation after a few short years, so why is it taking so long for industries to make a change? Well, many people don’t like the sight of the turbines and they believe it will lower their property values, so they don’t want them in their cities and communities.
However, with big name luxury rental hotels like the Hilton installing wind turbines, it’s sure to make quite an impression on other establishments and industries. Conserving energy is something that everyone needs to do but when large industries make this type of big change, it makes a huge impact.
When consumers and other businesses see a hotel using turbines, it’s a constant reminder of how important conserving energy is and it will motivate others to take steps to go green. Not everyone can install wind turbines in their facility but other options are available that can help cut energy usage such as solar panels. For those who could use turbines but don’t because they are thought to be an eyesore by some people, it’s a reminder that conserving energy should be more important than appearance.
How do you feel about big industries using wind turbines as an alternative energy source? Would you like to see more hotels installing them in the near future?