The hotel's Pier 73 Restaurant is also choosing Bullfrog's renewable natural gas offering
VANCOUVER, April 19, 2017 /CNW/ - Today, Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, and Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport are announcing a new environmental initiative to provide green electricity for all of the hotel's meeting spaces and renewable natural gas for Pier 73 Restaurant. As a result of the partnership, Pacific Gateway Hotel becomes the largest hotel purchaser of green energy in British Columbia with Bullfrog Power.
"People have a choice of where to take their business, and we believe that our sustainability initiatives work in our favour when it comes to helping them make that choice," said Eda Koot, General Manager at Pacific Gateway Hotel. "Our partnership with Bullfrog Power is one example of how we are integrating sustainability across our entire business."
Through the agreement, Bullfrog Power is ensuring that its generators put 240 MWh of green power onto the grid to match the amount of conventional electricity used by the hotel's meeting spaces. Across Canada, Bullfrog's green electricity comes from a blend of wind and low-impact hydro power sourced from new Canadian renewable energy facilities.
In addition, Bullfrog Power's producers inject 1,800 gigajoules of green natural gas into the national pipeline to match the amount of conventional natural gas used by Pier 73 Restaurant. Sourced from a unique, ground-breaking methane-capture project situated on one of Canada's landfills, Bullfrog's green natural gas is a climate-friendly alternative to conventional, polluting natural gas. Through innovative technology, biogas is captured, cleaned up, and injected into the national natural gas pipeline, displacing fossil fuel-based gas and reducing CO2 emissions into the atmosphere.
"By choosing renewable energy with Bullfrog Power, Pacific Gateway Hotel is reducing its environmental impact and supporting the development of community-based renewable energy projects across the country," said Anthony Santilli, VP, Sales and Marketing, Bullfrog Power.
In addition to choosing Bullfrog Power's green energy, Pacific Gateway Hotel is engaged in a range of sustainability initiatives including:
- Being a founding member of the Vancouver Tourism Facility Managers Association, a group of Tourism Facility Managers that benchmark their property's carbon footprint;
- Achieving a rating of 4 Green Keys from Green Key Global, a leading international, environmental certification body for the lodging and meetings industries;
- Receiving a silver grading from Green Tourism, a not-for-profit eco-tourism organization; and
- Participating in the City of Richmond's Carbon Marketplace with a reduction in greenhouse gas emissions of over 100 tonnes.
About Bullfrog Power
Bullfrog Power, Canada's leading green energy provider, offers renewable energy solutions that enable individuals and businesses to reduce their environmental impact, support the development of green energy projects in Canada and help create a cleaner, healthier world. As a Certified B Corporation, Bullfrog Power meets higher standards of social and environmental performance, transparency, and accountability. Thousands of individuals and businesses in Canada are doing their part to address climate change and air pollution by choosing green energy with Bullfrog Power. Sign up easily, quickly and affordably at bullfrogpower.com.
About Pacific Gateway Hotel
Located within the iconic setting of the Fraser River, the Pacific Gateway Hotel at Vancouver Airport is your natural choice for convenience and luxurious comfort. Our waterfront property offers unique dining options featuring local and sustainable food, newly renovated meeting venues, and 382 guestrooms with mountain and river views. We provide a 24/7 complimentary shuttle directly to and from Vancouver International Airport and are also within 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver with convenient access to public transportation. With a 40+ year history in the city of Richmond, the Pacific Gateway Hotel is committed to maintaining a socially responsible and charitable culture with supportive partnerships, old and new.
SOURCE Bullfrog Power
For further information: Contact Bullfrog Power: Jon McKay, Corporate Communications Manager, 416.360.3464 ext. 239, [email protected]; Contact Pacific Gateway Hotel: Amanda Gregory-Jones, Marketing Coordinator, 604.303.1382, [email protected]