Caravelle passes energy audit01 August 2012
Ho Chi Minh City's Caravelle Hotel has passed its second EarthCheck benchmarking, and has outperformed on nine out of the eleven key indicators set by the globally recognised sustainability and energy efficiency program.
Compared to the previous year, the hotel recorded an 8.3 percent fall in diesel oil use, a 7.5 percent decrease in water consumption, and a 2 percent reduction in electricity, at the same time as its room capacity grew by 8.25 percent.
The EarthCheck report says the Caravelle raised its performance baseline levels to best practice levels in the categories of CO2 emissions, potable water consumption and waste management.
"What is great about this new report is that all the improved figures are in categories based on consumption per guest per night," said the Caravelle's general manager John Gardner.
"We've taken all kinds of measures that we know will pay off in the long run, but it's heartening to see there is actually a day to day difference taking place in our operations."
The hotel has just launched paperless check-in and check-out options, and expects to cut its waste paper output created for 3500 guests per month.