Tourism Grading – Water Saving Aspects
The Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has introduced a number of eco-friendly / water saving aspects into Star Grading. Several of these criteria are directly related to the water conservation measures that have been implemented by your establishment.
Please contact us should you wish to discuss how we can help you with your water saving efforts.
|Additional points for water conservation|
|Re-use of grey water for garden watering. Grey water from laundry, showers and hand basins can be treated and re-used.||2 pts|
|Garden watering should be done either early morning or late afternoon to minimize evaporation.||2 pts|
|In dry regions, garden landscaping should be purposely designed to reduce water requirements i.e. drought tolerant plants as well as limited lawn areas that will require watering.||1 pt|
|No leaking taps (basin, shower or bath)||1 pt|
|Water-saving fittings in place. (Shower heads and taps which are fitted with aerators or specific water-saving fittings. The typical flow-rate of a water-saving shower head is less than 10 litres per minute).||1 pt|
|Reduced flush or twin flush cisterns fitted in all or most toilets.||2 pts|
|No leaking toilet cisterns (This can waste considerable amount of water over time.)||2 pts|
|Additional points for other environmental aspects|
|Ingredients bought in bulk where possible (decreases packaging used and waste).||4 pts|
|Water efficient dishwashers installed in the hotel/lodge’s kitchen.||5 pts|
|Dish washing detergent is biodegradable.||5 pts|
|Green waste is composted.||4 pts|
|Guests are informed (by staff as well as signage / information packs) of any environmental initiatives that may be implemented at the property.||3 pts|
|All paper products (forms, menu’s, letterheads, photo-copy paper are made from recycled paper.||3 pts|
|Printer cartridge recycling (proof of receipts of used cartridges).||4 pts|
|Paper recycling program in place.||4 pts|
For more detailed information about the grading criteria click here.