Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello participated in the global Earth Hour initiative by shutting off all non-essential lighting throughout the entire hotel with the exception of the lobby. The lobby lights were fed by the energy produced from a stationary bike spinning session held at the hotel. Guests and staff were invited to enjoy treats and a bonfire on the terrace; embracing the darkness and stars.  

Fairmont The Norfolk, Kenya   

Fairmont the Norfolk has taken initiative to reduce their hotel’s energy consumption by encouraging a staff wide behavioral change. The hotel colleagues ensure unnecessary lights are switched off during room checks, in empty offices and at times when banquet rooms are empty. Thermostats are checked each month to ensure correct calibration, and modifications within the daily laundry operations have all proved to lower the property’s total electricity costs by 13%. 

The Savoy, a Fairmont Managed Hotel  

Substantial investment in sustainable solutions and a carbon reduction strategy have significantly reduced The Savoy’s carbon footprint permanently, and in the long term by 3,000 tonnes of CO2 per year, with energy consumption reduced by at least 30%. These solutions include the replacement of heating and cooling systems with high efficiency ones and the installation of intelligent energy building controls. A combined heat and power plant reduces the hotel’s reliance on the energy grid by approximately 50%. In addition, heat from all kitchen appliances is reclaimed and used to preheat the domestic hot water. The automated energy management system includes smart metering and 24 hour energy consumption monitoring. Smart guestroom thermostats in all rooms and suites are designed to control lighting and room temperature and use natural ventilation to regulate the temperature inside the room. The hotel has also implemented low energy lighting systems wherever possible. 

Fairmont Mayakoba  

Beginning in 2013, The Fairmont Mayakoba replaced all guest rooms with LED televisions and installed 12,780 LED light bulbs. Staff at the Fairmont Mayakoba will turn off all major equipment, such as chillers, cooling towers or air handlers, when not in use or lower operational power settings to decrease energy demand. Additionally, when the hotel is not at capacity staff will selectively book sections of the hotel to allow the remaining empty sections to be closed down. Within the closed down sections of the hotel lighting in hallways is shut off, the air conditioning is turned down and hot water production is minimized, overall reducing the hotel’s energy demand.   

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada  

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has been purchasing green power since 1999 through an agreement with the Canadian Eco-Logo certified Canadian Hydro Developers. Presently 50 percent of the property’s electricity needs are met by a blend of wind and run-of-river electricity generation. Green power has minimal impacts on the environment and produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions compared to traditional generation methods. 

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, Canada  

The hotel installed a heat-recovery system that captures condensate from domestic hot-water tanks, then uses it to preheat incoming city water. This process saves an estimated 305,380 kilowatt-hours (1,100 GJ) per year- enough energy to power approximately 7 average-sized Canadian homes. 

Fairmont Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada  

In 2007, The Fairmont Winnipeg replaced all hotel lighting with energy efficient options. The hotel is expected to save more than 882,000 kWh per year according to Manitoba Hydro, which is the equivalent to saving the electricity needed to power 327 typical homes. The project will provide a cost savings of approximately $44,000 per year. As a result of the hotel’s complete lighting retrofit of 60 and 100-watt light bulbs, 1,314 light bulbs were donated to the Behavioral Health Sciences Centre diverting the light bulbs from landfill. 

Fairmont Waterfront, Vancouver, Canada  

In 2014, The Fairmont Waterfront achieved water savings of 1,700,000 gallons per year by retrofitting their toilets. The hotel has replaced all original toilets with new two flush water efficient toilets. 

Fairmont Royal York, Toronto, Canada  

Under the City of Toronto’s ICI Water Saver Program, industrial, commercial, and institutional sectors are rewarded for demonstrated water savings. In 2005, the hotel installed a commercial water softener that reduced water use in the laundry to one wash and one rinse per cycle, saving 476,000 liters of water per day - enough water to supply 500 homes! 

Fairmont Dubai  

Tap aerators have been installed throughout the hotel to save water with a reduction of 30% to 35% of the present water consumption. Total water consumption for the entire hotel is estimated at 30 million liters/year. The expected total annual consumption with the installation of water savers on all 3200 taps in the hotel will result in a reduction of approximately 10 million liters. 

Fairmont Southampton  

The environmental management program of fresh water and wastewater at the Fairmont Southampton (FSH) is unique and self-sustaining. With more than fifty inches of rainfall annually, the hotel is taking advantage of this natural benefit and designed the collection of rainwater and on site storing below ground. The hotel implemented a one million gallon storage tank that provides significant supply during winter and lower occupancy periods, and a Reverse Osmosis Plant (RO) that provides the additional volume necessary for guest rooms and outlets during high occupancy or drought situations. 

The RO plant produces 250,000 gallons of water per week, by removing sodium from salt water. This combined use of stored rainwater and freshwater, and the resulting gray water from all guest rooms, kitchens, pools and all hotel departments is transferred through drainage piping to the on-site waste treatment facility. 

The Savoy, A Fairmont Managed Hotel  

Through developments and improvements in The Savoy’s waste management program the hotel has achieved its target of diverting 100% of all waste from landfill. The Savoy works with their waste contractor to ensure waste is recycled responsibly. In-house schemes have been introduced to collect more unusual recyclable items such as candles, corks, spectacles and stamps. Even old computer and kitchen equipment is donated to local community schemes and overseas charities. 

All of The Savoy’s food waste is recycled into renewable energy and nutrient-rich biofertiliser and through a combination of CHP and Anaerobic Digestion processes – a sustainable solution which is an integral part of the hotel’s carbon reduction strategy. Working with their partners, The Savoy ensures all of the hotel’s organic waste is reused in a positive way and not sent to landfill. It is estimated the equivalent energy generated provides sufficient power to light some 20% of our guest rooms. 

Fairmont Makati, Philippines   

As of September 2013 the Fairmont Makati has discontinued the use of non-recyclable plastic packaging and has made the transition to recyclable packaging material. The Fairmont Makati is committed to decreasing the amount of waste heading to landfill, and has made the choice to use packaging material made of cardboard, paper or eco-friendly bio-degradable plastic containers. 

Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge  

Over 40 Fairmont hotels currently donate, sell or convert their used cooking oil and kitchen grease into biodiesel. The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has partnered with an organic family farm. The hotel supplies used kitchen oil to power the farm’s bio-diesel equipment. Anywhere from 60 to 100 gallons of used kitchen oil will be supplied per week to the partnering farm, who additionally has committed to supplying The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge with all of the hotel’s organic vegetables. 

Chateau Whistler’s Bat Hotel Initiative on their Audubon Certified Golf Course  

Fairmont Chateau Whistler installed bat hotels on their golf course to benefit bats, the community, farmers, gardeners and the ecosystem as a whole through providing a warm, safe location for bats on the course. Previously, on the same course, Chateau Whistler opened up corridors to allow bears to pass through without having forced confrontation with golfers. An artificial marsh is the full-time home of a resident beaver. Additionally, tree clippings are piled up into "rabbitats," that attract predators like coyotes and other animals to enrich the biodiversity of the golf course. 

The bat hotels give bats a home and in turn they eat thousands of insects. Bat hotels give bats an alternative to our houses thus reducing the chance of human to bat contact. Bat populations have decreased significantly (especially with WNS) and bat houses are helping to provide secure habitat. 

Fairmont Peace Hotel – The Million Tree Project  

Fairmont Peace Hotel committed as a corporate sponsor to the “Million Tree Project” of Roots & Shoots: planted 2,000 trees in the lands of Inner Mongolia named “Fairmont Forest”. 

Roots & Shoots’ Million Tree Project encourages individuals and organizations to improve their positive environmental impact by planting trees in the desert lands of Inner Mongolia where the previously lush landscape is now a rapidly expanding desert. Fairmont Peace Hotel became involved, planting 2,000 trees in an area now named “the Fairmont Forest” and involving their colleagues in the planting phase as well as the 10 year commitment made by the hotel to maintain the trees. 

Fairmont Peace Hotel also launched a “Greening at Peace” package to provide guests the opportunity to offset their travel emissions and bring about a positive impact on the environment. For each guest who stayed with the Greening at Peace room package, Fairmont Peace Hotel donated 10 trees on behalf of the guest – including planting and maintenance of the trees for 10 years. 

Fairmont Peace Hotel invited local residents to learn how the hotel incorporates environmentally friendly operations into daily operations with a behind-the-scenes hotel tour with various local and international partners. Shanghai’s Roots & Shoots were invited to give a presentation introducing their projects and their collaboration with Fairmont Peace Hotel. Guests were encouraged to explore more about the project.