|Bananas in Sheraton|
Part of the $70 million recent renovations included replacing the courtyard windows with double pane high efficient SolarBan windows that reduce guest room energy costs by 40%. The laundry water recycling system is amazing and results in the following reductions in environmental and economic impact:
1. Annual reduction of 198 MT (metric tons) of CO2
2. Annual reduction of waste water discharge of 4,917,648 gals
3. Annual reduction on Gas energy therms of 33,108
4. Annual reduction of discharged Toxins 2,460 lbs TOCs
In mid|late fall the Sheraton intends to replace their trash compactor with a recycling compactor. The ZWZ Team is encouraging a formal ribbon cutting ceremony - stay tuned for the blog post of the celebration.
|Sheraton's Motor Lobby|
Visit the IMPACT Blog post, Sheraton Atlanta POWERS New Energy & Identity, for more details on GM Niles Harris leadership role in greening the hotel industry.
|Tim with compactor pad lock|
To ensure contamination is kept at a minimum the GWCC keeps a padlock on the recycling compactor, which is located in a secure area. Tim understands the importance of clear signage to effective recycling programs and the loading dock area is abundant with easy to understand recycling signage.
|Food residual ready for|
For a pictorial recap of the Sheraton & GWCC tours, visit the Elemental Impact FB Album, Fall, 2011 ZWZ Participant Tours.
ZWZ Participant tours are in the early stages - stay tuned to learn about the Pioneers' sustainable ingenuity and explore how it may be adapted to your operations. These are thrilling times!