30 Aug '11, 12pm

Hyatt Cuts Energy, Water & Waste by 10% on Path to 2015 Green Goals

Hyatt Cuts Energy, Water & Waste by 10% on Path to 2015 Green Goals

With four years to go until 2015 -- the target year for reaching its energy, water, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste reduction goals -- Hyatt Hotels & Resorts is making significant progress. According to Brigitta Witt, vice president corporate responsibility for the company, energy, water and waste have been reduced by 10 percent since 2006 at approximately 200 full-service, Hyatt-managed hotels around the world. There have also been substantial cuts in Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas emissions since 2009, the year Hyatt began tracking emissions. "We have been tracking energy and water since 1994," Witt says. "We saw there was a huge opportunity to use that data to help manage our utility costs. We had the right perspective way back then." As part of its Hyatt Earth program, Hyatt's 2015 goals include the following: reduce energy consumption per square meter by 25 pe...

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