Thursday, 13 February 2014

Hotel Update: L’Archipel Hotel

L’Archipel Hotel on Praslin Adopts Solar to Save Energy

As consumers demand more eco-friendly vacation choices, L’Archipel Hotel on Praslin, has responded by being an energy-efficient and carbon friendly resort.
The hotel recently installed the Solar Photovoltaic (PV) System, marking the hotel’s initial step towards generating clean and renewable solar energy.

The property installed 240 Solar PV panels in phase one; which will absorb the sun’s rays resulting in cooler temperatures in the space beneath.  To date, L’Archipel Hotel is the single largest hotel user of PV in Seychelles. 
The hotel has already installed Energy Management Systems (EMS) in all of its rooms, reducing the in room air conditioning’s energy consumption. All the newly refurbished rooms have been installed with efficient LED lighting.  The property has also successfully implemented phase one of the biotechnology cleaning with the short term goal to reduce chemical usage to 10% within the next 6 months. This initiative will have another positive impact to the environment and the health of their guests and staff.

Finally, the hotel is also using various Ozone technologies for the safe bacterial cleaning of food cutlery and cookery to provide a bacteria free environment in the kitchens, whilst dramatically reducing chemical and energy usage in the kitchen by over 50%.
It must be noted that Pace Seychelles has worked closely with the team at L’Archipel Hotel in auditing the energy consumption of the property to prepare a short, medium and long term strategy for implementing these initiatives.

[Source: Hotel l’Archipel]

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