Westin Lima Becomes The Most Sustainable Hotel In Latin America
Photo courtesy of Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas
WHY IT RATES: As climate change continues to have a negative impact on the world, facilities that make sure to be environmentally-friendly are becoming more and more important — that is why Westin Lima’s efforts to be eco-friendly are so notable. - Michael Isenbek, TravelPulse Senior Editor
The Westin Lima Hotel & Convention Center just got the Existing Buildings: Operation & Maintenance (EB:OM) LEED Certificate awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council to existing buildings which have eco-friendly operation and maintenance practices.
As hard as it is to get this award, only 16 hotels around the world have been awarded LEED EB:OM. In addition, the Westin Lima is the only hotel in South America to have it and, in Latin America, is the hotel which has achieved the highest score in the certification process.
This certificate distinguishes the commitment of these buildings in different aspects that are key to reducing environmental impact and increasing the comfort of guests with an efficient operation.
The Westin Lima has achieved sufficient credits in the various certification criteria as:
• Practices on land where the property is located.
• Efficient use and water management.
• Optimizing energy performance.
• Materials and waste management.
• Indoor quality environment.
• Innovation in design and processes.
The certification process took about 18 months, after which, the Westin Lima was certified Gold in the EB:OM category.
In Peru only two hotels have received LEED certification: the Westin Lima and Tambo del Inka, both from the Libertador hotel chain, which has its eight hotels considered as Green Leaders on TripAdvisor. Tambo del Inka was awarded LEED as a new construction back in 2011.
SOURCE: A Libertador Hotels, Resorts & Spas press release
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