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Radisson Blu Leeds wins Think Planet Award for energy savings

22 May 2014 by
Radisson Blu Leeds wins Think Planet Award for energy savings

The Radisson Blu Hotel in Leeds has won the Rezidor "Think Planet" Award for 2013, in recognition of its commitment to saving energy.

The award celebrates the hotel from across the entire EMEA Carlson Rezidor group that has achieved the highest energy savings.

Radisson Blu Leeds had implemented measures such as checking temperature sensors, making sure all heating, ventilation and air-conditioning installations were working properly, installing 600 LEDs as part of a new lighting project, daily meter readings, and new efficient kitchen appliances.

It had reduced its energy usage by a third overall.

The award was announced at a ceremony held at the hotel on 12 May, and each employee, including the general manager Valerie Donaldson and chief engineer John Hall, won a foldable bicycle as part of their prize.

Inge Huijbrechts, vice president of responsible business at Rezidor Hotel Group, commented on the award. He said: "Think Planet is our contribution to sustainable tourism. We have set a very ambitious target. Thirty-six of our hotels, including the Radisson Blu Leeds, have already reached the five-year Think Planet target."

The programme focuses on minimising the Carlson Rezidor hotels' environmental footprint, including reducing energy consumption, saving water and reducing the amount of waste spent to landfill.

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