Sign the Green Pledge The Green Business Handbook
Hospitality

Some Lebanese companies and organizations have already passed the green light. Here are some examples:




  • Conducted awareness campaigns among team members for water and energy saving – campaign cost – achievements
  • Conducted awareness campaigns among guests – introducing tent cards “Your choice” – changing bed linen and  towels
  • Standardized the E-mail banner “Seconds to print years to grow"
  • Signed a contract with “Crystalline Steam” to benefit from washing guests and employees' cars and all floors and hoods by steam, thus reducing water consumption
  • Conducted the "Recycling Superheroes" - recycling campaign among team members
  • Appointed an Energy Efficiency Group to roll out an energy saving plan for the hotel’s medium, short, and long term (2010- 2013)
  • Installed Decentralized Power Factor Correction Unit
  • Installed new bulbs, PLC controller, inverters on AHUs, and Enterprise Energy management
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  • Rotana Hotels in Lebanon restated their commitment to social responsibility, once again in 2015. This social responsibility included electricity consumption, number of paper and cartridge reams used, as well as collection & recycling of wastes. We believe that going green does not only involve recycling, but much more
  • During the annual environmental global celebration - Earth Hour, the hotels went dark for one hour to show care for the future of the planet. Earth Day was another exposure in going green as it was a day designed to inspire awareness and appreciation for the earth’s environment. This was celebrated by distributing flyers at several locations in Beirut to spread the message about the environmental challenges and the concept of 5 R’s - reduce, reuse, recycle, restore & replenish
  • The staff cafeteria waste reduction was part of food recovery program and staff engagement where a day was selected once a week to encourage the staff cut down food waste and thinking before filling the plates. People who turned in an empty plate were rewarded by receiving a chocolate and those who did not finish their meal were asked to pay a small amount of money. Moreover, Rotana Hotels Lebanon showed more care by not using papers on Thursdays, donating food, using LED lamps…
  • Came up with and executed 25 individual activities including the green initiatives to serve better the society, contributing through volunteering colleague time, donations, supporting causes and health awareness
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  • Recycling: Recycles paper, plastic bottles and caps
  • Used oil is recycled into biofuel and construction lubricants which reduce pollution and waste
  • Energy saving: The design of outlets focuses on maximizing natural daylight and reducing cool air escapes
  • Invested in smart frying machines that automaically filter oil, managing oil requirements in a safe and computerized way, reducing oil consumption and heating waste while maintaining clean oil for frying
  • Most our outlets are now lit using LED lamps, which reduces heat and energy bills
  • Strengthening our cost-control campaign inside our outlets, promoting efficiency when dealing with water, energy, consumables, etc
  • HR department is offering financial incentives to Associates when they perform efficiently on cultural & behavioural levels
  • Investing in energy-saving motorbikes
  • Environment: The Crepaway Foundation supports NGOs and projects that include planting trees in the mountains of Lebanon, cleaning beaches, saving the heritage of Beirut's old buildings and green areas



  • Measure energy, carbon, water and waste
  • Use actual data to provide customised environmental performance benchmarking, taking into account hotel location, brand and outfitting
  • Recommend over 200 Green Solutions to reduce the impacts our energy, carbon and water use and waste have on the environment
  • Automatically feed sustainability information about our hotel to our clients



  • Power saving system in all rooms
  • Recycling plastics and papers
  • Solar Power System
  • Motion Sensors
  • Buy remanufactured INK toner cartridge
  • Buy energy Friendly items
  • Buy energy saving Led Lamps
  • Use Green Cleaning products
  • Reduce Water Consumption



  • Energy Saving Projects: Four generators were replaced with newer ones with more efficient models generating an annual saving of $230,000
  • Water saving devices were installed into the faucets and showers in all guestrooms generating an annual saving of $23,000
  • Untouched food from catering displays and trolleys is donated to the Lebanese Food Bank
  • Plastic, carton and paper are sorted in divided waste baskets and sent to Arc En Ciel, More than 2,500 kilograms of paper and 550 kilograms of plastic was recycled since the beginning of the year
  • Oil surplus is sent to Darwish Oils, a company that converts used oil into biodiesel, an eco-friendly fuel alternative. Through this initiative, the hotel is converting an average of 3 tons of oil per year, thus reducing the carbon footprint on the environment



  • Recycling of organic and non-organic waste in different containers and sending it to the specific recycling industries
  • Installing in Mayrig’s garden/terrace a Green wall made from recyclable materials
  • Controlling water consumption by using automatic irrigation plants in the gardens to reduce water
  • Controlling food waste by liquidating non used primary products. i.e. Producing Jams and preserves from Fruits and vegetables
  • Training employees and staff on reducing energy consumption and waste
  • Promoting and encouraging our Green Activities through social media
  • Filtering and donating leftover foods to specific NGOs such as “Lebanese Food Bank”
  • Participating in green initiatives i.e.: Celebrating Earth day by turning off the lights in each outlet for 1 Hour on the specific day



  • Recycling of organic and non-organic waste in different containers and sending it to the specific recycling industries
  • Participating in green initiatives i.e.: Celebrating Earth day by turning off the lights in each outlet for 1 Hour on the specific day
  • Filtering and donating leftover foods to specific NGOs such as “Lebanese Food Bank”
  • Promoting and encouraging our Green Activities through social media, etc
  • Training employees and staff on reducing energy consumption and waste
  • Controlling food waste by liquidating non used primary products. i.e. Producing Jams and preserves from fruits and vegetables
  • Controlling water consumption by using automatic irrigation plants in the gardens to reduce water



  • Replacement of all incandescent and CFL light bulbs with class A energy-efficient LED bulbs
  • Replacement of all shower heads with Blu showerheads that utilize ionized water technology
  • Installation of water reducers for all water outlets
  • Replacement of the old absorption chillers with centrifugal chillers
  • Engagement and empowerment of employees in a recycling program
  • Achieving Green Engage Level 3, and working on achieving Level 4
  • Obliging all contractors to use only green cleaning products
  • BMS system control of HVAC set point for all vacant rooms to reduce energy consumption while maintaining acceptable room temperatures
  • Operation of all HVAC units according to a specific schedule
  • Implementation of an energy-efficient purchasing policy
  • Use of energy-saving refreshers for best practices in the laundry and the housekeeping department
  • Implementation of a preventive maintenance program
  • Tracking of energy data on a daily basis, following up on abnormal results, and sharing the data with all the staff for awareness
  • Scheduling of corridor and external lighting in order to make more use of daylight
  • Installation of thermo regulators for all hot water storage tanks and heat exchangers
  • Installing VFDs on all units that are not equipped with inlet guide vanes, and all pumps that have a rated power of more than 5 kW
  • Installation of a Nexus burner controller for boilers that maintains an efficiency rate of 88%
  • Installation of energy recovery flash tanks



  • Replacement of all incandescent and CFL light bulbs with class A energy-efficient LED bulbs
  • Replacement of all shower heads with Blu showerheads that utilize ionized water technology
  • Installation of water reducers for all water outlets
  • Installation of an individual water counter for each outlet and kitchen, etc.
  • Green Staff orientation given to all colleagues and a Green Team committee created to ensure proper implementation of a recycling program
  • Provision of a recycling storage area
  • Use of low or zero VOC adhesive and paint products
  • Obliging all contractors and suppliers to implement an environmental purchasing policy
  • Use of energy-saving refreshers for best practices in the laundry and the housekeeping department
  • Implementation of a preventive maintenance program (PMP) and development of sequence of operations for the building’s mechanical and electrical systems
  • Tracking of energy data on a daily basis, following up on abnormal results, and sharing the data with all staff for awareness
  • Installation of motion sensors for all lighting fixtures in guest corridors, and timers for external lighting in order to make more use of daylight
  • Use of energy-efficient refrigerators for all guest rooms
  • Installation of weatherstripping on all guest room windows
  • Participation in Green Engage waste reporting
  • Reduction of usage of CFCs in HVAC and refrigeration systems



  • Organic fruits and vegetables production
  • Waste sorting
  • Solar panels for water heating
  • Composting
  • Future initiatives: working towards moving into a permaculture model



  • Recycling Paper, Cardboard, Plastic, Glass, and Tins through Sukleen’s Recycling Program
  • Plastic bottles are gathered and given to a charity institution for further use
  • Collecting plastic bottle covers and given to a charity institution which benefits from them as plastic #5 for future medical purposes
  • All our beverages are served in reusable glass cups in order to avoid paper cup consumption
  • Recycling Signage available on the recycling boxes and bins
  • Recycling Signage available above the printers as a reminder to minimize printing and paper consumption
  • Eco friendly reminder under staff e-mail signature to avoid printing the sent e-mail
  • Recycling awareness e-mail sent to all staff
 

 

  • Saving power by using LED lamps 
  • Sukleen training program to recycle waste for all employees
  • Recycling boxes were placed in all offices 
  • In-room Awareness tent card for all guests to reduce consumption of Water 
  • Conducted awareness campaign among guests by placing tent cards for not changing bed linen and towels unless it is necessary 
  • Conducted awareness campaign among employees to reduce consumption of water and energy 
  • Reducing usage of papers by advising all employees to abide by it (less printing) 
  • Set a plan to reduce energy during low season by closing different sections
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