Today we met with Jason James the Chief Engineer for the Fairmount Hotel Dallas.
The first Texas hotel to win the Green Key Award (“The Green Key audit results demonstrate our enduring commitment to environmental stewardship and constant efforts ).
Aside from getting to see a pretty productive roof top vegetable garden, what really stuck with me the most how transparent and realistic Jason was.
During the tour Jason mentioned that they have had to out source some of the services to other companies. They outsourced a few services because a few other companies offer more established recycle/reuse programs at affordable prices. This made a ton of since to me, because once again there are a lot of small changes that can be made vs running to put solar panels on roofs. Hints : RECYCLE REVOLUTION
- Removed 3500 pounds of old telephones, leaving 800 pounds of copper available for a recycle/reuse program
- The offer employee garage sales to promote reuse within the company
- To conserve energy and cut greenhouse gas emissions, Fairmont has introduced compact fluorescent light bulbs where possible.
- Guests can do their part by choosing to participate in the towel and sheet exchange program offered at all Fairmont properties