Try out these eco-friendly solutions to weather-proof your hotel.
With the recent natural disasters that have battered the country, it’s more important than ever that hotels take steps to retrofit their hotels to last through a major weather event. Additionally, with green technology advancing, it’s possible to make these upgrades in an environmentally-friendly way. Here are some sustainable solutions you can try to make your property more durable and safe.
Use the Right Building Materials
If you are retrofitting or building a hotel from the ground up, it’s important to use materials that are durable and sustainable. For instance, the materials you select should be designed to meet LEED standards and should also pass tests for surviving impact, fire, and insect damages. Look into working with suppliers that offer recycled materials, and that maintain fair-trade and sustainable business standards.
When weather-proofing your hotel, you cannot overlook moisture control mechanisms. When moisture seeps into your walls, it can spur the growth of mold and mildew. This, in turn, can cause breathing and other health issues for your guests, and can also lead to structural issues for your building. One way to protect your building from moisture is by weather stripping your property or using a building wrap. Not only will this prevent moisture from getting in, but it will also help seal in heat and air conditioning throughout the year. This will significantly cut down on the amount of energy your building requires to heat and cool your property.
These are some of the suggestions you should try to weather-proof your hotel while maintaining your property’s sustainability standards. Looking to make some serious upgrades to your building? Turn to the experts at Parkwest General Contractors for assistance with all your building renovation and update needs. Contact us to get started today.