Radisson Hotel at Opryland Earns EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification
NASHVILLE—The Radisson Hotel at Opryland, owned and managed by Gaylord Entertainment, has become the first and only hotel in Tennessee to earn the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification—a designation that signifies the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meets strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA. READER COMMENTS
"We are honored to be a pioneer in the state’s hotel industry for pursuing the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification,” said Pamela Samaniego, general manager of the Radisson Hotel at Opryland, in an announcement. "This achievement is a testament to our commitment to environmental stewardship while lowering our energy costs.”
Commercial buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. The Radisson Hotel at Opryland improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its building and operations.
The hotel’s environmental programs are focused on reducing, reusing, and recycling solid waste; conserving energy, water and indoor air-quality; and health and safety related issues. Strategies range from training programs and energy-efficient lighting and temperature controls to robust recycling programs and even uniforms made from recycled material.
Thursday, September 13, 2012 by Overheated
Oh that's wonderful! Now people won't be able to adjust the temperature of their room to what they consider comfortable since the thermostats will be locked down in order to meet the EPA's goals. Just one more unintended consequence of people who get to feel better about themselves by believing they are fighting global warming (or is it cooling...I can't keep track!). We seriously need to shrink the federal government.