PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore, owned by Pan Pacific Hotels Group, has installed 210 solar panels, which generate more than 350kwh of electricity daily, sufficient to power 540 typical households in Singapore in a day.
The hotel also established its position as Singapore’s first ‘Garden-in-a-Hotel’ with over 2,400 plants and trees spread across 15,000 square feet of space in the hotel.
The overall energy consumption is now reduced by 1.4%. With an expected lifespan of 25 years, the solar panels are projected to save SGD450,000, which can help fund other sustainability projects.
As part of its long-term commitment to sustainability and business growth, the hotel has actively embraced sustainable practices across a broad spectrum of its operations. Taking on a ‘rejuvenate’ approach to enhance existing assets instead of tearing down and reconstructing the building during its SGD45-million transformation in 2020, it prevented over 51,300 metric tonnes of carbon dioxide from being produced, equivalent to cutting down 8.7 million trees.
Mr Melvin Lim, General Manager, PARKROYAL COLLECTION Marina Bay, Singapore, said, “As the issue of climate change and awareness of business’ impact on the environment have grown, so too has adopting policies that have a favourable effect on that impact. Sustainability is everyone’s responsibility, and adopting green innovations is at the core of our hotel’s green values. Sustainability is what is best for the planet, and our guests are increasingly demanding this level of commitment from us.”
In Singapore, the push to make renewable energy more accessible to homes and businesses has gained momentum with the unveiling of the Singapore Green Plan 2030, a nationwide movement that is committed to a zero-carbon future.