Accor Going Green

By Abigail A. Lorden | April 08, 2008

Following on the heels of its decision to phase out incandescent light bulbs at its Motel 6 chain, Accor North America announces a new agreement between its Sofitel Hotels and wind energy supplier Community Energy, Inc. to purchase clean, renewable, wind energy for all nine Sofitel locations in the U.S.

These properties will buy a total of 1,527,000 kilowatt hours of renewable energy. The environmental benefit from this purchase is equivalent to planting more than 800 acres of trees each year or not driving 2.36 million miles.

This purchase of wind-generated power in the form of Renewable Energy Certificates qualifies Sofitel Hotels as an EPA Green Power Partner, making them the first hotel chain to choose green power for each of the brand's hotel locations in the country.

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