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Sofitel Brisbane Central shows environmental commitment with ISO 14001 accreditation

March 26, 2015 Hotel News No Comments Email Email

The iconic Sofitel Brisbane Central celebrates its 10 year anniversary this year and along it, the accomplishment of achieving ISO 14001 accreditation which highlights the hotel’s dedication to environmental management.


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Hotel Engineer, Mohammed Shariff championed the project, focusing on an overall reduction in energy consumption and waste minimization alongside strategies for reducing gas and water usage throughout the property.


Notable initiatives that were implemented include:

  • Installation of four heat pumps for the generation of hot water for the entire hotel. Prior to this, hot water was generated via gas boilers during the day and heating elements during the night. This resulted in energy saving of 608,000 KWH.
  • Installation of 22 Variable Speed Drives for electricity optimisation. This resulted in energy savings of 370 000 KWH.
  • Installation of LED lights and energy efficient fluorescent lights. Energy saving of 145,000 KWH
  • Installation of 21 smart sub metering for electricity and an EDGE Intelligent System for monitoring of energy in various departments. This realised savings of 300,000 KWH.
  • An education initiative focusing on environmental awareness across the hotel (employees and guests).
  • The hotel had set a target of 7% waste which would be recycled. In 2014 the hotel  achieved 22% waste which was recycled



Post accreditation, the hotel continues to maintain its dedication to sustainability with initiatives with future projects including occupancy controls of guestroom air conditioning, Solar heating to supplement hot water requirements, Installation of variable speed drives on smaller mechanical plant and Installation of environmental sensors to the larger function rooms to economise on energy consumption of fan units.


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Sofitel is the only French luxury hotel brand with a presence on five continents with 120 addresses, in almost 40 countries (more than 30,000 rooms). Sofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York, Shanghai or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, French Polynesia or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “art de vivre”. 

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