MONTREAL, May 11 /CNW/ - Delta Montreal and Delta Centre-Ville today
announced that Canada's largest independent hotel chain has launched
Delta Greens, the most ambitious and comprehensive environmental
sustainability program within Canada's hospitality industry. Delta's
commitment is chainwide - every one of our more than 8,000 employees at
our 46 properties is tasked with changing the way they work in order to
reach the targets set out in the program. What's more, Delta will track
the chain's progress against targets online, so that Canadians can
follow Delta's progress in achieving its goals.
Delta Greens touches on every aspect of the hotel business - from guest
services to construction to how we operate and maintain our properties
to how we work with our suppliers and engage with our employees. Under
the program, all hotels in the chain will commit to decreasing their
energy consumption, carbon emissions and water consumption by 30%
within five years, as well as increasing waste diversion by 25%.
The positive impact on the environment in Montreal as a result of the
program will be significant:
The energy saved will be enough to power 2,177 homes for one year
The carbon dioxide reduced will be equivalent to taking 1,380 cars off
the road for one year
The water saved will fill 149 Olympic swimming pools
The waste reduced will fill 68 dumpster trucks
The waste diverted will mean 78 fewer dumpster trucks going to landfill
"We're excited about what the Delta Greens program means for Montreal,"
explained Raymond Larivee, Regional Vice President, Delta Hotels and
Resorts, Quebec Region and General Manager of Delta Montreal. "We've
already begun making changes to the way we work so that we can achieve
the ambitious goals set out in the program. Our guests and employees
can feel proud of the commitment we're making to our local environment
and to the planet."
The Montreal Delta hotels' latest green initiative combined the best of
hotel service with forward-thinking environmental commitment. This
summer, both hotels launched the Hybride Seulement parking spot - bright green parking spots located right at the front
door of the hotels, which provide free VIP parking to guests who drive
a hybrid vehicle.
Delta Montreal is also in the process of installing state-of-the-art
energy management systems that will improve the hotel's energy
efficiency, as well as replacing its heat pump and boilers with new
energy efficient units.
Delta Centre-Ville is in the process of installing chillers and water
towers to generate cool water for the ventilation systems which will
drastically improve the hotel's energy efficiency. The hotel also
automates its HVAC systems so that only rented meeting rooms are
temperature controlled, saving energy in vacant meeting spaces. Delta
Centre-Ville diverts food waste while contributing to the local
community by donating all leftover food to La Tablee des Chefs and Dans
la Rue. They also recycle used soaps by donating them to
SavonEvolution, where they are melted down and reused as industrial
"Delta has been working with us for several months now donating leftover
food to our non-profit organization so that we can redistribute it into
the local community to those in need," explained Jean-Francois
Archambault, Directeur Général et Fondateur de La Tablée des Chefs.
"Their commitment to the environment and to their community is clear to
us, and we wish them every success in reaching their goals."
Delta is also committing to sharing its journey towards increased
sustainability with the public - via the "IRIS", an interactive
tracking tool that stands for Integrated Rating Indicator for
Sustainability. Delta's IRIS will be posted prominently on the
company's website and updated three times a year in collaboration with
Loop Initiatives, the sustainability integration and measurement
consultancy that helped develop Delta Greens.
For more information please visit www.deltahotels.com/greens
About Delta Hotels and Resorts
A leading Canadian hotel management company, Delta Hotels and Resorts
operates and franchises a diversified portfolio with 46 full-service,
city centre and airport hotels and resorts under the Delta brand.
Widely regarded as Canada's "brand of choice" by guests and owners,
Delta also distinguishes itself as an exemplary employer. It is the
only hotel company to have been recognized for its sustained focus on
business excellence by the prestigious National Quality Institute with
three Canada Awards for Excellence, including the award program's
highest honour, the Order of Excellence (2007). The company has
consistently ranked as one of the country's best employers for 11
years, and has been named to the Green 30 since 2010. As well, its
Corporate Social Responsibility platform, Delta Helps, includes a
chain-wide commitment to the communities it serves through a national
partnership with Habitat for Humanity Canada, participation in the
Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program, and work
with various other charitable groups.
SOURCE Delta Hotels
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