Thursday, September 25, 2008

High-rise hotels easier on the environment than quaint villas

If you thought your vacation in a small villa was easier on the environment than one in a great big high-rise tower hotel, you were wrong. Pound360 wasn't thinking that. We don't actually take vacations. But we divest…

According to
a report at New Scientist, those hotel towers utilize less water and create less waste per tourist than small houses. A hotel guest can go through 46-95 gallons per day in a hotel (the typical apartment dweller goes through as little as 19 gallons per day), while a small house can cost up to 528 gallons per day. It makes sense. There's a lawn to water, pool to consider and more area to clean.

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I started pound360 to channel my obsession with vitamins, running and the five senses. Eventually, I got bored focusing on all that stuff, so I came back from a one month hiatus in May of 2007 (one year after launching Pound360) and broadened my mumblings here to include all science.