NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 3, 2012) - Your visit to Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel just got a little greener. Today, this Niagara Falls hotel has officially switched to 100 per cent clean, green renewable power. Through Planet Energy, a leading Canadian provider of renewable energy, Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel will green all of their annual electricity requirements by purchasing only 100% renewable EcoLogo certified low-impact hydro power.
"We're very excited to be one of the first hotels to have 100% green energy from Planet Energy," said Fred Cade, co-owner of Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel "It's a meaningful and effective way of demonstrating our concern for the environment."
Under the program, Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel will collect a small environmental fee from hotel guests. Along with helping fund the added costs associated with their green power commitment, the monies will also give Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel the opportunity to invest in energy efficient and emission-reducing initiatives throughout the hotel in order to reduce their carbon footprint and give back to the environment.
A typical 150 room Canadian hotel can produce three tonnes of greenhouses gases each day. That's the same as driving 200 cars, heating and lighting 100 homes or taking 5,000 airplane flights. Guests at Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel now know that they are helping to significantly reduce these emissions.
"Planet Energy has provided us with the opportunity to reduce our impact on the planet, is a terrific program," Fred Cade continued, "we're seeing both leisure and business travelers these days that are seriously concerned about their environmental impact. This is our way of letting guests know that we share those concerns and we're doing something about it."
"We're very proud being able to offer renewable electricity," said Tanya Roxborough of Planet Energy. "These hotels are leaders in environmental consciousness and responsibility. They aren't just talking about reducing their environmental impact - they're doing it."
Planet Energy is a leading Canadian provider of renewable energy products and services. Licensed by the Ontario Energy Board to retail electricity, and certified by Environment Canada's EcoLogo™ renewable electricity program (CCD003), Planet Energy Corp. provides businesses with sustainable alternatives to the traditional electricity offered by local utilities. Planet Energy Green is proudly 100% Canadian owned and independent from any local utility or government. www.planetenergy.ca
Best Western Plus Cairn Croft Hotel located in Niagara Falls, Ontario just minutes from the stunning Falls and attractions such as the Fallsview Casino, this resort hotel offers an enclosed courtyard with flowering gardens and lush trees as well as a large indoor pool. Guests can relax with a drink from the poolside Bourbon Street Bistro while the kids have fun in the play park. Windows on the Lane Restaurant at the Cairn Croft BEST WESTERN PLUS offers a variety of dishes as well as regional wines and outdoor patio seating. Guests can also order a pizza from the on-site pizza outlet. In the evening, guests can enjoy entertainment in the Croft nightclub. www.cairncroft.com