Sunday, 22 September 2013

National level seminar on Energy Conservation in Hotel Industry organized

Himachal Vacation Travel News
MANALI: A national level seminar on the theme of Energy Conservation in Hotel Industry was organized under collective efforts of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Germany and Manali Tourism Stakeholders' Association in Manali on Saturday.
Seminar on conservation of energy in hotel industry

Regional director of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry Dilip Sharma said that conservation of energy is a need of hour and we need to save energy for our next generation. Talking about the hotel industry of Himachal, he said that hotels consume large portion of the energy in Himachal and 20 per cent expenses of the hotels are by unnecessarily use of water heaters, boilers, air conditioning systems, refrigeration, heaters, pumps and motors. “Use of solar energy is the best alternative that can bring down the expenses and also save the limited sources of energy,” he said.

Petroleum Conservation Research Association (PCRA) deputy director SN Singh said that our country is spending billions of dollars on importing petroleum products from abroad which is severely impacting our economy. “Motive of this seminar is to spread a message that people should use energy but the most important thing is that how and when we should use energy to stop its unnecessary use.”
Seminar on conservation of energy in hotel industry in Manali

Officials present in the seminar emphasized upon maximum use of solar energy. Manali sub-divisional magistrate Vinay Dhiman requested all the hoteliers to save energy wherever it is possible. He added that seminar is sending a positive message to the tourism industry to save energy and he said that more such seminars should be organized in future.

Manali Tourism Stakeholders’ Association president Gajender Thakur thanked all the dignitaries from across the country to make this seminar a success. He also said that association will encourage hoteliers to use solar energy to save power and other energy sources. Officials from Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd (ONGC), Thapar University, Thermax Ltd, Philips Ltd and Intersolar Systems Pvt Ltd also spoke on the same issue.

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