Nine Jetwing hotels get green certification
Colombo, Sri Lanka – 3 January 2018 –
Nine of Sri Lanka chain Jetwing Hotels are awarded ISO 14064 certification: Jetwing Blue, Jetwing St. Andrew’s, Jetwing Ayurveda Pavilions, Jetwing Lighthouse, Jetwing Beach, Jetwing Sea, Jetwing Lagoon, Jetwing Yala and Jetwing Vil Uyana.
ISO standards provide a model to follow when setting up and operating a management system. These standards are formulated and a result of international, expert consensus which provides a number of benefits, such as efficient use of resources, improved risk management, amongst others. The ISO 14064 standard specifies principles and requirements at the organisation level for quantification and reporting of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and removals. It includes requirements for the design, development, management, reporting and verification of an organization’s GHG inventory.
Jetwing Hotels has reduced its grid electricity consumption by both reducing its energy demand via energy efficiency improvements and promoting non-fossil fuel based energy usage. Currently, over 50% of Jetwing Hotels’ energy requirement is met by renewable energy sources, namely sustainably sourced fuel wood, solar electricity, solar thermal and biogas.
This is utilised with the use of vapour absorption chillers, centralized hot water systems, rooftop solar PV systems and bio gas digesters across the properties.
“With the certificates we have received we have achieved quite a milestone indeed. Nine of our 19 resorts are now certified, and it is a great honour to have our efforts recognized and verified according to international standards” says Hiran Cooray, chairman of Jetwing Hotels.
“Our engineering and hotel teams constantly work hard to live up to our reputation for being a company that utilises green technology, and we thank them for their efforts as we can only go further from here.”