Thumbs Up For Green Excellence
May 23, 2012
Green chic lifestyle hotel, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong, was awarded this morning a Gold award by the Environmental Campaign Committee for the Hong Kong Awards for Environmental Excellence (HKAEE), under the Hotels and Recreational Clubs Sectoral Awards 2011 category, recognising the hotel’s continuous green efforts to support sustainability and embrace environmental awareness.
Founded in 2008 and led by the Environmental Campaign Committee, the HKAEE encourages business and organizations to adopt green management and benchmark their commitment towards best practices within their sectors, acknowledging the efforts of leading business and organizations.
Winning the award for the second time, the hotel has continuously engaged in various initiatives from its infancy 8 years ago to create a green space through the lens of environmental responsibility. “Greening our place starts with me” – it’s a slogan and also a sustainability commitment of lifestyle luxe hotel, Langham Place in Mongkok, by looking into every detail and exploring every possible way to protect the environment with their green-minded staff and green-savvy guests.
The hotel has strived to reduce their carbon emissions and its carbon footprint through a wide variety of innovative, environmentally-friendly features, ranging from energy-saving heat pumps to recover heat from chillers and supply hot water to the guestrooms, and tech-smart paperless iPad menus in its restaurants and bars, to recycling food waste and cooking oils, pioneering these for the industry. For guests driving with a green attitude, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong steps in as the first hotel in Hong Kong offering to pump up guests’ electrical vehicles for free, at the hotel car park’s electric vehicle charger.
Jessica Yau, the hotel’s Environmental Management System Manager, talks more on this, saying “The hotel’s green care also radiates to the local community. Partnering up with non-profit organizations such as UNICEF, the Hong Kong Playground Association, the Lions Club of Central and more, we are able to encourage our team of talent to spend a little bit of time each year helping those less fortunate, and share their love”.
Spearheading in elevating the green experience, Langham Place, Mongkok, Hong Kong has obtained the internationally recognised ISO14001 environmental management system certificate, EarthCheck Silver Certificate and the Indoor Environmental Quality Certificate from the international body SGS.
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