Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
Fairmont joined WWF’s Climate Savers programme in March 2009, committing to:
- Reduce operational CO2 emissions from its existing portfolio of hotels by 20% below 2006 levels by 2013
- Ensure new properties participate in its Energy and Carbon Management Program and strive to reduce their CO2 emissions.
- Update existing Design and Construction standards to incorporate and reflect LEED standards by the end of 2011
- Educate and encourage emissions reductions from its supply chain through the development of a Green Procurement Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct to be implemented by the end of 2009.
Examples of best practice by Fairmont include:
- 4 properties currently contract part of their electricity consumption from renewable sources such as wind. Presently, half of the Chateau Lake Louise’s electricity needs are met by a blend of wind and run-of-river electricity generation
- 9 of the 13 chalets at Fairmont Kenauk , situated on a remote lake in Quebec, Canada, are not connected to the electrical grid, using instead solar power systems to supply about half of their power demand
- At present, 4 Fairmont properties use cogeneration in their facilities, which captures excess heat for hotel building use as well as producing electricity on site
- The Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii has completed a lighting retrofit replacing 8,035 incandescent bulbs with energy efficient fluorescents. This retrofit has resulted in an annual savings of 532,000 kWh of electricity representing a cost savings in excess of $130,000 US.
“We see our Climate Savers partnership with WWF as a sound strategic decision, one that will help ensure destination health and contribute to the financial stability of the industry. Fairmont is proud to be the first global hotel brand to partner with WWF to tackle climate change and we look forward to achieving significant CO2 reductions at our operations worldwide.” Jennifer Fox, President, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts
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