Bullfrog Power, Canada’s 100 per cent green electricity provider, today announced that Hyatt Regency Vancouver, one of the largest convention hotels in Western Canada, now supports renewable electricity with Bullfrog Power. All of Hyatt Regency Vancouver’s meeting rooms are bullfrogpowered™ with wind power from Bear Mountain, the first renewable energy project in B.C. to deliver EcoLogoM-certified wind power to the regional grid. Hyatt Regency Vancouver joins its sister property, Hyatt Regency Calgary, which began bullfrogpowering its meeting space, gym and pool area in September 2008.
“Partnering with Bullfrog Power to reduce the environmental impact of the electricity we use in our facilities is core to our long-term environmental strategy,” said Steve McNally, General Manager, Hyatt Regency Vancouver. “More than ever, our customers are asking about our environmental commitments and actions. Supporting green electricity is an important step in our implementation of more sustainable practices.”
Bullfrogpowering these facilities is the latest in a series of sustainability measures the hotel has already implemented to minimize its environmental impact. Hyatt Regency Vancouver has earned a Four Green Key rating under the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Program, recognizing its commitment to improving environmental performance. Other sustainable measures include installing energy efficient lighting, low flow toilets and Energy Star appliances, as well as implementing a guest room recycling program. The hotel has also installed motion sensors in each guest room to ensure all heating and lighting automatically shuts off when the guest leaves the room.
“As one of Vancouver’s largest hotels, Hyatt Regency Vancouver has a reputation for service excellence and hospitality, and that record now extends beyond the realm of customer experience into environmental stewardship,” said Theresa Howland, Vice President, Western Region, Bullfrog Power. “By choosing 100 per cent local wind power, they are meeting customer demand while demonstrating support for the development of new renewable generation in the province.”
Providing green power for Hyatt Regency Vancouver’s facilities will not require any special equipment or wiring. Bullfrog Power will ensure that clean, emissions-free EcoLogoM-certified electricity is injected onto the B.C. electricity grid to match the amount of power used in all of Hyatt’s meeting spaces, just as it does for thousands of homes and hundreds of organizations in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and the Maritimes.