We are proud to be a green hotel and to be able to highlight our 2016 progressive green steps.
Ecostay is one of the many green programs that we participate in. Each month we receive a certificate from them, outlining our carbon offset to date. Take a look at our 2016 progressive green steps during the year.
Start of the Year
As of February, our hotel had offset 678% of our year to date annual carbon footprint. This resulted in 339.1 tonnes of carbon offsets been purchased from emission reducing projects. To put in to simpler terms, that’s an equivalent to taking 24,754 cars off the road for a day, what a great start to the year.
As of May, we had 852.2 tonnes of carbon offsets been purchased from emission reducing projects, an increase of 513.1 tonnes since February.
During the summer our green initiatives in both our restaurant, the Edge Social Grille & Lounge and the hotel were assessed by Green Tourism. We were awarded a Silver rating, following this assessment. Green Tourism noted some of our great green features in the hotel, in particular our recent introduction of occupancy sensors in the guest rooms, which have provided great energy savings.
In September our ecostay certificate highlighted that we had purchased 1,464.2 tonnes of greenhouse gas reducing carbon offsets.
End of Year
As of December, we closed out the year with having purchased 1,571.6 tonnes of greenhouse gas reducing carbon offsets. This is a great result considering that as of February 2016 we had 339.1 tonnes of greenhouse gas reducing carbon offsets.
Thank you to all our hotel guests for participating in our green initiatives. We could not reduce our carbon offsets without your help. We look forward to seeing and sharing our progress with you in 2017!