Based on the premise that spas should be green as a part of the culture of our industry, The Spa Association (SPAA) has launched a Green Certification Program to define the parameters of “green” within the industry both for spa facilities and product lines. Please go here (http://thespaassociation.com/
SPAA utilizes the Ecological Footprint model largely set forth by William Rees in 1992 in the effort to compare human demands on nature with the biosphere's ability to regenerate resources and provide services. The LEED green ideals and principles are also enacted in the SPAA materials and precepts particularly for building and facilities projects. Using a point system SPAA determines the environmental merits of a facility, business or product.
Some of the many considerations include:
Energy and Atmosphere
Mission and Code of Ethics
Materials and Resources
Indoor Environmental Quality
Customer Service Protocols
Importance of Giving Back to the Industry
Location and Linkages
Awareness and Education
Innovation in Design
After an assessment participants are given a listing of areas that warrant improvement. A measurement of their current green standing is assigned. The business is then monitored in a number of ways into the future to either maintain their standing or upgrade to a higher level.
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