Energy is at the heart of Rezidor’s Think Planet initiative which aims to reduce the energy consumption of our properties by 25% by 2016. Many of our hotels have already introduced progressive, environmentally friendly measures. In the period from 2007 to 2011, Rezidor hotels reduced their energy consumption (in terms of kWh/m2) by 7.8%!
Being a Green Key eco-labelled hotel helps hotels to achieve targets. Indeed, there are several areas in a hotel where it is possible to save energy:
- The Radisson Blu hotel at Disneyland Paris has installed daylight sensors to automatically control external lighting in the garden and parking areas. The sensors are as sensitive to light as the human eye, look discreet and are built to withstand elements.
- Did you know that LEDs use at least 75% less energy than traditional incandescent light bulbs? For a hotel to receive a Green Key label, 50% of the lights must be eco-friendly. The Radisson Blu Elizabete hotel in Riga is saving energy by using LED light bulbs throughout. At the Radisson Blu Martinez Hotel, Beirut, 100% of the lights in the hotel’s meeting rooms are LED.
- Among other Green Key best practices, the Radisson Blu EU in Brussels has installed general on/off switches in each room to reduce electricity usage.