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New Orleans Green Hotel

The Sheraton New Environmentally Friendly and Green Hotel

  Guest Room Initiatives

  • Motion sensor HVAC controls
  • WaterSense labeled showerheads
  • Make a Green Choice linen and terry program
  • New guest room drinking glasses cleaning program to reduce water consumption
  • Six Sigma reduce energy consumption project for kilowatt hours, water & sewer and gas
  • Phase in of MERV 13 filters with more improved filtration
  • Beginning applications using low VOC paints
  • Replaced all guest room incandescent lights with ENERGY STAR certified compact fluorescent bulbs

 Public Spaces

  • 2007 Top 20 Starwood Hotel North American Division award for Energy Management
  • Electrical dimmer boards for lighting controls in meeting rooms
  • Automated Controls for Cooling Towers
  • HVAC controls and central chilled water on building management program utilizing variable frequency drives to control KWH usage
  • Energy Star rated chiller and Heat Cabinet in the Commercial Kitchen
  • Cold cathode bulbs in chandeliers and public space lighting
  • Energy efficient bulbs in 24 hour lighting applications such as stairwells, guest room corridors and etc
  • Laundry equipment "energy star" rated with exhaust fans filtered to improve air quality and we added a water recycling for tunnel washer and reduced KWH requirements
  • Recycling program for white paper, newspaper, magazine and telephone books with collection on all 49 floors.
  • Various processes within multiple departments that have converted document storage to an electronic process rather than a paper copy
  • Power usage control for monitors and desktops that are left on
  • Associate Discounted Transportation/Bus passes to encourage reduction in auto fuel consumption
  • Six Sigma Project to reduce energy consumption on Culinary Equipment
  • Phase in of MERV 13 filters with more improved filtration
  • Beginning applications using low VOC paints
  • Increased energy star rating on new installed equipment and mechanicals
  • Equipped Commercial Kitchen with a 5 Energy Star Refrigerators and a Combi Oven to reduce KWH usage
  • Revamped the Kitchen areas with new ceiling lighting which reduced KWH demand