To create a green hotel in Denpasar, each hotel at least meets some requirements. This was stated by the Head of the Denpasar Environment Agency (BLH), A.A. Bagus Sudharsana, at his office, Thursday (Dec. 31). To support the programs of the Denpasar Tourism Office, namely to realize green hotel, the environmental aspect should get a
To create a green hotel in Denpasar, each hotel at least meets some requirements. This was stated by the Head of the Denpasar Environment Agency (BLH), A.A. Bagus Sudharsana, at his office, Thursday (Dec. 31). To support the programs of the Denpasar Tourism Office, namely to realize green hotel, the environmental aspect should get a priority. Each hotel should have biopores or infiltration wells. By doing so, the rainwater will be absorbed and maintained as well as the soil turns fertile. If the soil is fertile, the plants will grow well. Organic waste is processed into compost for fertilizer for all the existing plants.
A hotel should have an evaluation on air pollution because each hotel has a chimney of generator set or laundry. They must be checked whether or not generate pollutions. “It is special for the evaluation of motionless air pollution emissions, different from motorcycle with moving emission,” he said. Each hotel is also expected to have a wastewater treatment plant. It will process the waste water that can be used to flush garden plants. For hotels that do not have it must be in the vicinity of the Denpasar Sewerage Development Project (DSDP) so that they can treat their wastewater. In this case, septic tank will no longer be required.
The next requirement is that the hotel should have a reforestation by planting leafy trees to shade different from the garden. There are also a garden and shade trees playing the role to absorb air pollution. “Most importantly, all hotels should have a waste management ranging from waste sorting in terms of organic and non-organic item. Processing of the organic waste into compost can reduce the volume of waste,” said Sudharsana.
It was also explained by Sudharsana that those elements are used as a parameter to transform and create a green hotel in the city of Denpasar. When having held the predicate of Green Hotel, travelers will definitely come to stay at the hotel. “Hotels may not lose competitiveness of other schools in creating a green environment. Many schools in Denpasar have achieved such awards from the government. Of the ten awards, four awards were bestowed by the president while six others by the Ministry of Environment,” he concluded. (BTN/015)