Fairmont Checks In with Green Computers

| April 01, 2006

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts recently introduced a new way for its hotels to go green. Guests arriving at the brand's destinations across North America will soon be welcomed at check-in by agents using front desk computers powered by the wind.

Fairmont's recent purchase of Eco-Logo certified wind power for 249 check-in computers. The new computers will result in a greenhouse gas reduction of almost 100 tons over the next year.

"Given the current emphasis on reduced greenhouse gas emissions, itÃ.‚¬™s important for Fairmont to take this logical step and continue to support sustainable technology," says Michelle White, manager, Environmental Affairs.

Fairmont's Green Partnership program places significant emphasis on energy issues and recognizes the importance of sustainable energy technology. After evaluating a number of ways to incorporate wind power in operations, Fairmont made the decision to purchase its wind power through the Pembina Institute (pembina.org), a non-profit environmental organization whose mandate is encouraging sustainable energy solutions. Fairmont has agreed to purchase equivalent to 116 MwH of wind power, for an initial term of one year.

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