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Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel Adds Watts to Water Award to List of Sustainably Achievements

Submitted by Kathie Gonzalez on Jun 06, 2012 - 9:12am
Posted in Awards|Eco-Friendly Hotel|Hotel News

Don’t mind us if we toot our own horn for a moment, but we recently received a 2012 Watts to Water Award for “Greatest Improvement in Efficiency” from the Denver Metro Building Owners and Managers Association.

Watts to Water is a program that aims to reduce energy and water consumption in metro Denver area office buildings and hotels of 5,000 square feet or more. Developed in 2012 to monitor water usage in commercial buildings and hotels, the program was the brainchild of Denver Metro BOMA, the EPA, Xcel Energy, Denver Water, the Downtown Denver Partnership, City of Denver/Greenprint Denver, Metro Denver Development Corporation and the Governor's Energy Office.

"The hotel's Green Team continues to implement green initiatives," states Mike Ehmann, the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel's General Manager. He continued that additional highlights of the hotel's green initiatives include CFL bulbs in all rooms; occupancy sensors in all offices; digital thermostats in all guestrooms; recycling of all fluorescent light bulbs, batteries, wiring, telephones and electronic equipment; recycling of fryer and cooking oil; on-site water bottling program eliminating the use of plastic bottles and the use of only eco-friendly cleaning solutions and chemicals.

Read more about the award – and the program – here.

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