SOURCE: Marriott

West Edmonton Hotels

August 27, 2010 11:15 ET

Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort Takes Environment to Heart With Green Initiatives

EDMONTON, CANADA--(Marketwire - August 27, 2010) -  The Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort has taken a number of important measures to reduce the resort's environmental impact. This West Edmonton hotel has environmental awareness programs and committees in place that involve management, employees, guests and the public. The hotel has received a 3 Green Key rating through the Hotel Association of Canada's (HAC) Green Key Eco-Rating Program.

The Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort's environmentally-friendly initiatives include:

  • Comprehensive recycling program including batteries, light bulbs, paper, cardboard, mixed fiber, and plastic aluminum tins and composting program for food waste
  • Use of one dedicated compactor for cardboard and recyclables; compactors reduce pickups by waste removal companies, thus reducing fuel used and emissions exhaust into the atmosphere
  • Use of energy-saving or low-wattage fluorescent light bulbs in guest rooms, hallways, and many public spaces (all other lights are on dimmers)
  • Use of one heating boiler (instead of two) during summer months to conserve natural gas
  • Resort's steam boiler not in use during summer months to conserve natural gas
  • Use of VFD (variable frequency drive) fans on the HVAC systems; VFD fans speed up or slow down a motor, depending on temperature range to use less energy when heating or cooling an area
  • Building management system to cycle fans on and off; reducing energy consumption in resort
  • Resort's spa jet pumps on timer to shut down when pool area is closed
  • Use of low-flow toilets in the guestrooms
  • Use of low VOC paints throughout resort
  • Use of high-efficiency elevators
  • Resort-wide environmental committee to develop new environmental initiatives

"We are very proud of the resort's numerous environmental initiatives," says Matt Knights, General Manager of the Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort. "Our guests and associates are committed to following best practices and green initiatives to protect the environment for generations to come."

Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort Information:

At Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort, discover one of the newest West Edmonton hotels, boasting a vibrant, resort-style atmosphere and renowned Marriott service. Ideal for business or leisure travel, this four-star hotel in West Edmonton is set on a 49-acre estate, just five minutes from the renowned shopping mecca of West Edmonton Mall. Engage in highly unexpected forms of onsite recreation -- from two NHL-sized hockey rinks to a lively casino, with over 950+ slot machines and 50 table games and great access for those interested in Edmonton golf getaways. We truly set the standard for hotels in West Edmonton, providing elegant rooms and suites featuring plush bedding, large windows and breathtaking views of downtown and the surrounding countryside. Savor the chic ambience of this River Cree / Edmonton hotel -- featuring three restaurants, a centre bar and a Starbucks café. For meeting guests, we offer a choice of 21 magnificent venues with world-class service from professional Edmonton event planners. Discover why the brand-new Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort is a leader in Edmonton lodging.