Eaton Wins Gold in Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence

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Eaton, Hong Kong, a first-time participant in the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE) 2013 Sectoral Awards, was awarded the Gold Award (Hotels and Recreational Clubs) by the Environmental Campaign Committee, recognising the hotels continuous commitment to environmentally friendly practices and causes.

Since 2009, Eaton, Hong Kong has been continuously launching major initiatives to actively strengthen its commitment to sustainability through the following variety of innovative and environmentally-friendly features:

- Installing an eco-friendly drinking water purification system that allows glass bottles to be re-used. This has helped to eliminate the consumption and subsequent disposal of approximately 350,000 plastic bottles every year.

- Introduction of a Green Wall that features 3,600 Sansevieria trifasciata plants, which assist in improving indoor air quality through the absorption of pollutants and the output of oxygen without the need for high energy consuming filters or pumps.

- Use, donate and recycle sustainable and renewable resources use fully sustainable and renewable bamboo material as an alternative to wood for the lobby walling to minimise the impact of industrial logging and encourage food donation and recycle of food waste, cooking oil, glass bottle and chemical waste.

- Implementation of resource saving devices. Replace air-cool chillers with energy efficient water-cool chillers that successfully helped the hotel to save up to 25% electricity, installing solar functioning and low flow taps and retrofitting halogen bulbs into LED bulbs.

- For green-savvy guests, the hotel offers a range of green products and services including eco-friendly guestrooms which make use of bathroom amenities dispensers to replace single use amenities, LED lighting, modern environmentally-friendly woven-vinyl flooring and revolutionary acoustic wall panels that are produced with recycled materials, low carbon dining options and Green Meetings by Eaton packages, all assist guests to maintain sustainable living during their stays.

Katrina Cheng, the hotels Environmental Officer said, Eaton, Hong Kong is committed to minimising its environmental footprint by managing our energy, water consumption and waste production and the hotel remain fully devoted to keep sustainability issues at the forefront of everything we do.

HD video interview with Katrina Cheng, Environmental Officer at the Eaton Hotel in Hong Kong

Smart Room at Eaton Hong Kong Hotel - HD Video

See also: Interview with GM of Eaton Hong Kong Hotel - Mr. Shane Pateman and other HD Videos.

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