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Sana Mahmood • Chicago, IL

Reducing Carbon Emissions in Existing Hotel Furniture, Fixtures, and Equipment (FF&E)

Project Description

FF&E is one of the most expensive assets in hotel properties and is overlooked when considering sustainability. The guide will highlight sustainable strategies for existing hotel FF&E that can be used as a resource to implement green policies in any hotel business model. The guide sets the pathway for hotels in Chicago to align with the Chicago Climate Action Plan 2022 to divert 75% of construction and demolition waste from landfills by 2030.

Project Goals

This project will create a business playbook guide to raise awareness in the Chicagoland hotel and lodging businesses to reduce carbon emissions in existing FF&E when planning capital expenditure.

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