Radisson Blu hotels around the world are adopting more and more best practices when it comes to protecting the environment. Low carbon footprints, upcycling and sustainable habits are just a few examples for Radisson Blu’s green approach to hospitality. Here, we shine a light on three eco-friendly Blu hotels in Stockholm, Chicago and Nagpur which stand out from the crowd.
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Stockholm, Sweden
Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel Stockholm is a true pioneer: it’s the first Sweden-based building ever to receive the renowned LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification. Not only did the hotel use 100% of the material from the previous building to construct its current premises, but it also uses the surrounding lake for cooling purposes. That’s not all: the kitchen here cooks with locally grown and seasonal products focusing on fair and sustainably sourced produce. Stockholm Waterfront also participates in the Radisson Blu initiative Blu Planet: For every 250 bath towels that the guests choose to reuse, the hotel gives a child safe water for life in cooperation with local charities. To date Radisson Blu hotels have provided safe drinking water for life to over 5,000 children.
Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur, India
Radisson Blu Hotel Nagpur is the only LEED (Gold) Certified building in whole Nagpur city. And here is why: the pioneering resort is a champion in terms of renewable energy use: 100% of all energy supply are derived from wind power. Plus, solar panels heat the water supply, a tree plantation project was launched on hotel grounds, and the staff regularly coordinates charitable work from clothes and blood donations to supporting local orphanages and woman’s rights groups.
Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel, Chicago, USA
For the construction of Radisson Blu Chicago the hotel teamed up with eco-conscious architect Jeanne Gang, and as a result 17% of materials were sourced locally while 92% of all construction waste was recycled. What’s more: 50% of Blu Aqua’s energy supply comes from renewable sources and green strategies have achieved a reduction of 21% in water use each year as well as an energy reduction of 25%. Additionally, the hotel boasts a magnificent roof garden with 80,000 square feet of native plants, charging posts for electric cars, discount cards for bike sharing services and discount parking when carpooling. No surprise then that the Chicago model student received the prestigious LEED (Silver) certification for its green and sustainable efforts.