Novotel Clarke Quay Announces Further Green Enterprises, Building on Green Globe Accreditation Status

Top Quote Novotel Clarke Quay, one of Singapore's first businesses to achieve Green Globe accreditation, has announced further environmental initiatives for 2009, moving beyond the basic. End Quote
  • (1888PressRelease) March 18, 2009 - Novotel Clarke Quay, a 4 Star Singapore hotel, has announced several new green initiatives that build on its enviable status as a Green Globe accredited hotel.

    The initiatives include:
    • Upgrading the hotel's energy efficiency by using excess heat from the air conditioning system to heat the hotel's water. This is also an area where substantial cost savings can be made.
    • Recycling facilities for both staff and guests
    • Upgrades to the hotel's air conditioning chilling system, to ensure greatest energy efficiency
    • Energy saving light bulbs

    In 2009, the hotel is following on its drive to participate in social and environmental events, and has announced it will be participating the Earth Hour. Resident Manager Simon Jones Commented that “we will be turning off all non-essential lighting, including over 401 external balcony lights, and hotel neon lights as part of this initiative, and we will be encouraging our guests to participate in this program in their room as well”

    The hotel is also investigating the environmental benefit and Return on Investment possible by installing a greywater system to use on the hotel's gardens.

    For Heinz Javier Colby, Accor Singapore's regional manager, environmental initiatives make good sense. “We believe it is our responsibility to the community to ensure that the hotel pursues and environmentally friendly approach to the hotel operations."

    "We need to be seen as the [environmental] leader; this will give us an edge over our competitors."

    "Most initiatives are long term projects, and the benefits over the long term out way the short term impact", Mr. Colby continued.

    These initiatives build on the hotel's esteemed Green Globe status. Novotel Clarke Quay was the first hotel in Singapore to gain the label, which involves committing to a Sustainability Policy, documenting performance outcomes, compliance with relevant legislation and policy, and communicating and consulting with key stakeholders on green issues, including customers.

    About Novotel Clarke Quay:

    Novotel Clarke Quay, situated in the heart of Singapore and within the vibrant and dynamic Clarke Quay area, is one of Singapore's best located hotels, both for tourists and business travelers. Novotel Clarke Quay features 401 recently renovated rooms each with magnificent and un-obstructed views of the meandering Singapore River. The hotel’s guest rooms have been upgraded to Novotel’s latest design standards offering state of the art amenities such as flat screen televisions with DVD players and versatile pivoting workstations developed with the travelling executive in mind.

    For more information please contact:

    Simon Jones
    Resident Manager, Novotel Clarke Quay
    Email: H5993-GM1 ( @ ) accor dot com

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