Business practices, sustainability principles, and green buildings are uniquely summarized in this guidebook.

  •  Simple, practical tools for assessing your green procedures and staying on track
  •  Planning guides with personalized action plans, how-to steps, and worksheets
  •  Tools for evaluating your services, products, supplies, operations, and building
  •  Ideas for staff engagement, client needs, and marketing
  •  Inspiring spa case studies
  •  Hospitality, resort, and industry trends
  •  Guidelines for purchasing, water and energy conservation, waste reduction, and indoor environmental quality

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Table of Contents

1. Redefining Green Business Models
2. Fundamental Sustainability Principles
3. The Environmental Concepts
4. The Economic Aspects of Sustainability
5. Social Equity Means Everyone Benefits
6. An Introduction to Green Spa Practices
7. The Service Menu and Beyond
8. Defining Green Products
9. Product Standards and Regulations
10. Choosing Products and Ingredients for the Spa
11. Purchasing and Green Materials
12. Waste Reduction and Purchasing
13. Healthy Indoor Environmental Quality
14. Energy Conservation
15. Water Conservation
16. Staff Needs and Green Teams
17. Exploring Green Steps and Practices
18. Green Planning and Assessments
19. Creating Your Green Action Plan
20. Implementing Your Green Practices
21. Marketing Green
22. Planning Your Marketing Communications
23. Building Green
24. Green Building Practices

Inspiring spa case studies include in-depth looks at:

  • Agave Spa
  • Aji Spa and Salon
  • Atlanta School of Massage
  • Be Cherished Salon and Day Spa
  • Complexions Spa
  • Crystal Spa
  • Elaia Spa
  • Glen Ivy Hot Springs
  • Natural Body Spa and Shop
  • Naturopathica
  • Osmosis Day Spa Sanctuary
  • Spa Anjali
  • Spa at Club Northwest
  • Spa Moana
  • Sundara Inn and Spa
  • The New Well
  • Vdara Spa and Salon
  • Waterstone Spa