A Review of Green Impact in Canary Tourism EconomyAuthor(s): Diaz Perez FJ, Chinarro D, Guardiola Mouhaffel A, Diaz Martin R, Pino Otin MR
The economic importance of tourism worldwide has increased considerably in recent years and future estimates to fifteen years are to double the current values of overnight stays. The tourism emissions are a major factor in global CO2 emissions therefore have to act on them by implementing improvements in energy efficiency of existing facilities and reduce water consumption associated with tourism. The importance of emissions and energy consumption due to heating of water for human consumption (DHW) and the production of water in areas without water resources are checked. Hotels in the Canary Islands (Spain) as an example for the changes that must give even the reduction of emissions and consumption by implementing production systems of autonomous water and not centralized and implement systems renewable energies in the DHW to decrease between 20% shall be used and 30% of the energy requirements of buildings for to try to get nearly zero energy buildings (nZEB).