China to create 10,000 green hotels by 2012.

Di Jiankai, the director of the Trade Service Division of China’s Ministry of Commerce,has advised the Chinese media that China will try to create 10,000 green hotels by the end of  2012.

He stated that of  the 10,000 green hotels, 1,000 will be created in 2009, 2,000 in 2010, 3,000 in 2011 and the reamining 4,000 in 2012.

 These green hotels when completed are expected to reduce water consumption by 20%, cut electricity consumption by 20%, and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 45,000 tons over four years.

A  national green hotel working commission has been established by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, The State-owned Assets Supervision, the Administration Commission of the State Council, the National Standards Commission, and the China Hotel Association.

Moving forward all  five-leaf green hotels will be appraised by a national appraisal department and four-leaf and below hotels will be accredited by provincial level departments.

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