Green Power Partnership
|Organization Type||Hotels & Lodging|
|Percentage Green Power||94.0%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
|Awards/Recognition||Partner of the Year 2012|
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Hilton Worldwide is a global leader with 93 years of experience in the hospitality industry, offering an innovative approach to products, amenities, and service at its hotels and resorts in 91 countries. In the last year, Hilton Worldwide has added 213 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of green power to its U.S. portfolio, meeting 94 percent of its overall electric load by purchasing renewable energy certificates (RECs) from wind and low-impact hydropower sources. This represents a 239 percent increase in kWh purchased over 2010 and qualifies Hilton as the only Green Power Partner in the hospitality industry to appear on the EPA’s National Top 50 list.
“Living sustainably” is one of the four pillars of Hilton’s Travel with Purpose initiative and centers around measurement, analysis, and improvement of the use of natural resources. Improvements are based on LightStay, Hilton Worldwide’s proprietary system that calculates and analyzes environmental impacts by measuring energy and water use, and waste and carbon emissions across 200 operational practices at more than 3,900 properties around the globe. Results include a 6.6 percent reduction in energy use in 2010 for more than 2,400 properties using LightStay, along with savings of more than $74 million in utility costs. LightStay also includes a meeting calculator to measure the energy use and carbon output of any event held at a Hilton property, which helps to inform potential REC or carbon offset purchases.
The company is focused on continual improvement of its sustainability practices, and near-term plans include doubling the number of hotels tracking their sustainability projects and sharing best practices through the LightStay system. Hilton Worldwide will continue to provide stakeholders with support in performing financial and technical feasibility analyses associated with buying green power, and engage its more than 300,000 team members at managed, owned and franchised properties, more than 100 million guests, and thousands of owners in its efforts.