April 22, 2010
Hilton Lac-Leamy, Quebec.
Hilton Worldwide has unveiled LightStay, a proprietary system that calculates and analyzes environmental impact, of great interest to meeting and event planners.
LightStay takes into account energy and water use and waste and carbon outputs associated with building operations and services provided at Hilton Worldwide properties.
To that end, the system measures indicators across 200 operational practices, including housekeeping, paper product use, food waste, chemical storage, air quality and transportation.
In the first full year of findings, the 2009 LightStay results show that the 1,300 Hilton Worldwide properties using the system conserved enough energy to power 5,700 homes for a year, saved enough water to fill more than 650 Olympic-size pools and reduced carbon output equivalent to taking 34,865 cars off the road.
By Dec. 31, 2011, all 3,500 properties within Hilton Worldwide’s global portfolio of brands will use LightStay.
For more info, visit their site
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