Singapore has launched a scheme to encourage hotels to become more energy efficient.
The National Environment Agency (NEA) launched the Energy Smart Hotel scheme in the hope it would encourage hotels to become more energy aware.
Under the scheme hotels undergo an energy audit, looking at issues like the physical features of the building, operational characteristics and data on energy use.
The NEA will fund 50% of the cost of a hotel’s audit and hopes that by recognising hotels in terms of energy efficiency, others will be motivated to improve their buildings.
The Regent, Shangri-la, InterContinental and Changi Village hotels are the first to receive accreditation.
Reported by staff writer