NH Hoteles joins the wwf’s ‘Earth hour’ again this year
Wednesday 24, March 2010
NH For the second year in a row, NH Hoteles has joined WWF’s Earth Hour. Between 20.30 and 21.30 next Saturday the 27th of March, it will turn off the lighting on the façades of 289 of its hotels throughout the world (aquellos que poseen iluminación exterior) (those with outside lighting) with the objective of raising its customers and employees awareness about climate change.
The hotel chain calculated that these 60 minutes of darkness (which will be joined by some of its most emblematic establishments including the NH Constanza in Barcelona, the NH Amsterdam Centre in Amsterdam, the NH Alexanderplatz in Berlin, the NH City Tower in Buenos Aires and the Casino in Madrid) will represent a total savings of 1,277,088 watts.
In total, in Spain and Portugal, the chain will turn off the façades of 113 hotels, including the fronts of several buildings such as the imposing NH Eurobuilding in Madrid, the NH Podium in Barcelona, the NH Almenara in Sotogrande and the NH Gran Hotel in Saragossa.
In Holland and Benelux, a total of 45 hotels NH will participate in the green-out, as well as 43 hotels in Germany and Poland and 46 in Italy and the 15 properties that NH Hotels has in Central and Eastern Europe.
In Mexico and the Caribbean, the façades of 10 of its hotels will be turned off and a dozen establishments from the Mercosur region will do the same, where the hotel has a large number of hotels, particularly in Argentina and Chile.
Thus, NH Hoteles is subscribing for an action in favour of the planet. The company is obtaining significant results in water and energy reduction, thanks to the measures it has implemented through its 2008-2012 Environmental Plan. It has also been recognised through prizes such as 2009 Eurosolar (for the promotion and use of renewable energies in Spain) and the Greenbuilding Prize awarded by the European Commission.
Furthermore, the chain has developed new products like Ecomeeting, a new concept in holding sustainable events that compensate for CO2 emissions generated during these meetings.
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