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RETI BEST PRACTICE MANUALS

 

For the first stage of the project, the Renewable Energy in Tourism Initiative published a set of manuals outlining current best practices in the use of renewable energy among the tourism industry. These RETI best practice manuals feature industry leaders that have adopted best practices in renewable energy and energy efficiency, and provide information and guidance to businesses of all sizes interested in realizing these benefits. Through the use of case studies, each manual outlines renewable energy adoption strategies that maximize energy efficiency, minimize environmental impacts, and result in cost savings or increased profitability across six tourism sectors:

 

Download PDFs:

Accommodations
Accomodations
Airlines
Airlines
Cruise Lines
Cruise Lines
Public Land Agencies
Public Land Agencies
Ski Resorts
Ski Resorts
Tour Operators
Tour Operators

 

Invitation for Public Comment

 

Many thanks to all those who provided feedback during our initial public comment period. For a list of public comment contributors, scroll down the RETI Resources & Links page. The Best Practice Manuals have been updated to reflect many of those suggestions, while larger changes will be made as additional funding becomes available.

 

The manuals, related studies and resources will continue to be refined and updated on a regular basis. Your feedback and contributions are welcome at any time and sincerely appreciated. You may download the latest version of the Best Practice Manuals from the links above, review and submit your comments to infoRETI@colorado.edu.

 

Please submit your suggestions in the following format:

 

  • Your Name
  • Title & Organization (or other affiliation with the tourism industry)
  • E-mail
  • Phone
  • What comment refers to

 

The Best Practice manuals were funded by a 2007 seed grant program from the University of Colorado Energy Initiative, the National Renewable Energy Lab, and the North Carolina Center for Sustainable Tourism, East Carolina University. The research, case-study interviews, and initial drafts were provided by Sustainable Travel International.