At Super 8 Washington all old propane water heaters were replaced with energy efficient natural gas heaters, reducing gas costs by almost 50 percent. Additionally, the exterior landscaping was completely re-designed to include only native thriving perennials. After the initial year of re-design, the plants have not required watering, significantly reducing water consumption.
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RCI, part of Wyndham Destination Network, recognized affiliated resorts that actively engage in sustainable practices and demonstrated a commitment to incorporating green measures into daily resort operations. Resorts included the Wyndham Great Smokies Lodge, Wyndham Ocean Ridge Resort and Grand Pacific Resorts Hanalei Bay.
The Ramada Vineland is one of the first in the Wyndham Hotel Group family to use solar panels to power its campus. The solar farm generates approximately 620,620 kilowatts of power each year —enough to power about 50 family households. Additionally, the solar farm also prevents the annual emission of 863,220 pounds of carbon, 4,717 pounds of sulfur, and 1,552 pounds of nitrogen.
As leaders in the industry, Wyndham Vacation Ownership has rolled out a first-of-its-kind in the industry, a green certification program that focuses on reduction of energy, water and waste, as well as, owner and guest-focused programs like green cleaning and laundry products. To date, virtually all of the 160 resorts have received the certification. Our global green programs, products and services focus on topics like environmental awareness and green innovation, and they serve to educate, influence, conserve and reduce. While inspiring millions of people, corporations and organizations to take action, we show our commitment to environmental sustainability and protection through worldwide organized green events, activities and campaigns. For years Wyndham Worldwide has been using green innovation to drive the results of our Wyndham Green program around the world.
For years Wyndham Worldwide has been using green innovation to drive the results of our Wyndham Green program around the world.
The Ramada in Osaka Japan received the Green Globe, one of the most prestigious awards in the country.The property had to meet over 150 sustainability metrics in order to be recognized.
During the annual Hawai’i Lodging and Tourism Associations charity golf tournament, a Hawaiian sustainable forestry company agreed to donate 100 Hawaiian Koa trees to any golfer with a hole in one, in addition to making a matching contribution to the Hawaiian Lodging and Tourism Association. Mike Philips, Regional VP, Resort Operations, pulled off the unlikely feat and donated the trees to the American Diabetes Association of Hawai’i. The expected net return from the trees is $285,519.
The Ramada Vineland Inn was one of the first hotels in the Wyndham Hotel Group family to use solar power. The solar farm will generate approximately 620,620 kilowatts of power each year - enough to power about 50 normal family households. In addition to this, it also prevents the emission of 863,220 pounds of carbon, 4,717 pounds of sulfur and 1,552 pounds of nitrogen.
At the Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy a four-year energy conservation initiative has been put in place that will result in a nearly 28 percent reduction in electricity and natural gas consumption with an annual utilities cost saving of nearly $120,000.
The Viva Wyndham hotel brands in the Caribbean and Mexico have achieved one of the highest levels of sustainability recognition by receiving the ISO 9001:2000 Certification. This program not only recognizes the site for environmental and social programs, but also standards of quality that are at the highest level.
Wyndham Xiamen implements a ‘loading strategy’ in which guests are assigned to specific areas of the hotel to avoid scattering guests throughout the entire building, thereby reducing the load on the chillers and HVAC equipment. This loading strategy also benefits the energy efficiency of the building by locating guests in areas that utilize solar heat.
Super 8 Huairou Kai Fang Lu carefully manages the maximum temperature of domestic hot water to the guestrooms, supplying the water at 43 degrees Celsius in summer, 46 in spring and fall and 50 in winter. Since water heating consumes around 60 percent total energy at this property, this new system should greatly reduce the property's energy use.
The Bellevue Microtel Inn & Suites is mindful of unplugging electrical units that are not in use, recycles cardboard, and invites guests to take part in a linen re-use program. They are currently working on installing LED lights throughout the entire hotel.
The use of a new green product, White Seal, has drastically reduced the energy consumption of the Howard Johnson Inn Oscala. By applying the product to the flat roof of their building they were able to reflect the heat and decrease the temperature of the building. The impact of these efforts has been a 30 percent savings on the monthly electric bill.