Another hotel has hopped aboard the carbon-cutting train. The Listel Hotel in Vancouver is now reducing its "footprint" thanks to the installation of solar panels and highly-efficient heat recovery system. Partnered with B.C.-based renewable energy leader Swiss Solar Tech, The Listel is now using solar thermal collectors to lower their heating costs. The hotel expects to reduce its carbon gas emissions by 170 tons annually.
In addition to solar-powered heating, the hotel is also a gallery itself, considered by many to be the city's most artsy accommodation. Complementary eco initiatives include a comprehensive recycling program, composting, various water, energy reduction and air quality programs, a towel and sheet reuse program, bulk amenities, and a strong commitment to organic and local food and wine.
The Hotel Association of Canada awarded The Listel the highest eco-rating of any Vancouver hotel - 4 Green Keys. The hotel’s restaurant and bar – O’Doul’s - is an active member of both the Green Table Network and the Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program.
(Image courtesy of The Listel Hotel)