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Mainstreaming ecosystem considerations into business is becoming increasingly important in order to deal with the challenges of a resource-constrained world. This Guide to Corporate Ecosystem Valuation (CEV) is a valuable addition to the toolkit used by business today. It can be used in relation to business operations as well as to suppliers, customers and other stakeholders.

by The World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)

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Tourists do not make travel decisions in a vacuum. The decision to spend money on tourism occurs in the context of the other potential uses of discretionary resources and their corresponding values or utilities. This study has therefore researched the conjoint decision of allocating and spending discretionary resources through the conduct of a choice experiment so that the trade-offs involved could be empirically assessed. The data provides an insight into how each type of discretionary expenditure is valued and how each type competes for a share of the discretionary expenditure ‘pie’. We discuss the results with an emphasis on the  implications for tourism.

by Geoffrey I. Crouch, Timothy Devinney, Sara Dolnicar, Twan Huybers, Jordan Louviere and Harmen Oppewal

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Tourism and the Competition for Discretionary Expenditure

 

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Concern over the potential negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has led to the Australian Federal Government to implement a Clean Energy Future Plan than encompasses a carbon pricing scheme.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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Concern over the potential negative impacts of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has led to the Australian Federal Government to implement a Clean Energy Future Plan than encompasses a carbon pricing scheme.  This fact sheet helps businesses recognise the impacts of this carbon pricing scheme on their business and how they can implement the relevant changes to save them in the long-term.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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In businesses with high cooling requirements, such as bars and restaurants, refrigeration systems are significant consumers of energy. This fact sheet outlines how energy consumption can be reduced through simple behavioural changes or by replacing equipment, or parts thereof, for more modern versions.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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Products purchased and consumed by businesses can have significant impacts that are important to consider during energy efficient procurement. This factsheet aims to provide some guidance on how to adequately assess and compare potential products.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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This fact sheet explains how different water heating systems operate and provides information on how to select a suitable system, maintain it, and ensure it operates efficiently. It also highlights opportunities to save energy by reducing hot water consumption.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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For some tourism sectors such as hotels, air conditioning can contribute up to 50% of their overall energy use. This Fact Sheet looks at a number of factors including how to choose the correct unit or system for your operating conditions, how to detect faults, and how to increase energy efficiency.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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Improving lighting efficiency can be one of the most simple and cost effective strategies for tourism operations to reduce energy consumption.  This Fact Sheet provides useful information on different types of lighting and tips on how to balance functionality, cost and environmental considerations.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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For many businesses, increased energy costs will represent an opportunity to improve how you operate. Recognising the potential impacts of an energy-constrained economy and implementing energy efficiency measures can help save your business money in the long-term.

by ATEC, EC3 Global

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