22 Apr '11, 4pm

Fairmont Hotels Establishes Worldwide Sustainable Policy

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts announced it would adhere to a new Sustainable Design Policy that applies to all 60 hotels worldwide. The company has led the hospitality industry on environmental sustainability and responsible tourism for over 20 years. The policy directs Fairmont to get LEED certification for all renovation and new buildings. It also includes new environmental criteria and checklists for renovation projects and property retrofits, environmental consultation during the design brief and construction process, and the creation of a green build best practices repository for use by its hotels, engineers, developers, project leads and architects. "We literally wrote the book on hotel sustainability and have been focused on making our properties as environmentally sound as possible, says president, Chris Cahill. "Now, we're instituting formal design and construction gu...

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