BENIDORM hotels built in the 60s and 70s are to be updated over time in a scheme introducing more environmentally friendly designs.
The Costa Blanca Hotel Association, Hosbec, has launched a pilot program known as Enerintur (Intelligent Energy for Tourism) to be rehabilitate buildings to promote energy saving.
It is supported by the Provincial Council of Alicante, as well as the cooperation of the Territorial Association of Architects. The objective is to design a model of energy reformation in hotels to better suit climactic conditions here on the Costa Blanca, and thus save energy, and money.
The first hotel to undergo Works Hill be the Palm Beach, a four star hotel in Oslo street, which has 300 rooms.
The specifications provide for better insulation of the building, and better control of sunlight, thereby reducing demand for energy to heat the interior in winter, with heating, and summer.
Once this pilot Project is completed, Hosbec say they can better judge how to proceed rolling out such environmentally friendly alterations to its other hotels.
By Paul Deed