Many tourists, at home economically related to the consumption of electricity and water, on arrival at the hotel forget about thrift and first of all include air conditioning and fill the bath. According to La Vanguardia, one of the guests managed to squander about 2,000 liters of water in six hours, while the average daily consumption in hotels is 386 liters per person, whereas on average in Europe this figure does not exceed 128 liters for private houses and apartments.
In this regard, the Spanish hotels have decided to take a number of measures aimed at combating the extravagance of their customers. Such measures include installation of diffusers on cranes and automatic sensors for switching on and off lights and air conditioners. Often there were cases when guests left the room, leaving the air conditioner on, or, choosing a temperature of 14 ºC, asked for a warm blanket.
At the moment, such sensors, produced by Greenroom, have put in their rooms eight hotels in Barcelona , and seven more are ready to follow their example by the end of the year. In return, guests who comply with established rates of consumption will be offered discounts in a bar or restaurant, free access to the spa and other incentives.