Hotelindustry worldwide currently is getting more and more concerned toward theenvironmental issue. Bohdanowicz and Martinac (2007) indicated that 75% of environmental pollution causedby hotel industry was from over-consuming energy, water, and materials whileoperating business. The wastewater, fume, and materials discharged during theoperation would cause negative impacts on our environment. Thus, without properdesign and plan, environment would be impacted in an unwanted way. In order toimprove the environment, we need to start protecting the environment. InNorway, Tourism council Australia (1998) suggested and idea called green hotel,this concept is to provide natural accommodation and facilitate green service,green product and fresh and comfortable environment.
Green mountain state(2016) defined green hotel as “a hotel that makes efforts on creating a fineenvironment and encourages its staff and customers to participate in theactivity. It also needs to observe carefully each operation to reduce impactson environment”. The fundamental orientation of green hotel includes: 1. Recycledmaterial 2.
Recyclable 3. Low-polluting 4 Energy-saving (Chen, 2012). A green hotel needs to promote an idea ofprotecting the environment through the use of operating recycle, planningrecycle system and utilizing green power (e.g., solar power, wind power,hydraulic power. etc.
). To be recognized as a green hotel many countries begun to addECO-labeling system for green hotel into their ecological plan. For exampleUnited Nations Environment Program sets up an ECO-labeling plan to certify andlabel qualified hotel (Basel Al-Yousfi, 2006). To get the certification thehotel have to passed 5 different stages to be recognized as green hotel; wastematerial disposal, energy efficiency, hydraulic power management, staffenvironmental education, and natural area of protection respectively.