Environmental Impact Indicators Tell Hotel Guests How Green They Are

Environmental Impact Indicators Tell Hotel Guests How Green They Are

The Westin Singapore dedicates two floors to eco-friendly 'Green Rooms' that monitor carbon emissions.

Ross Brooks
  • 24 june 2014

Flying is one of the worst carbon sins you can commit, with a single roundtrip from New York to Europe producing the equivalent of 2 to 3 tons of carbon dioxide, compared to the average American producing 19 tons per year.

To try and compensate for this fact after you’ve arrived, the Westin Singapore has allocated two floors for “Green Rooms,” which are equipped with special meters to help guests monitor, and hopefully reduce, their energy consumption.

In total, 56 rooms spread across the 38th and 39th floors have been equipped with the meters. Each guest is ranked according to how much energy they use; green (for energy consumption 20 per cent below average), amber and red. While some people may not be interested in changing their habits, the Westin Singapore has also agreed to donate US$1 to UNICEF for every guest that achieves a green ranking.


Lance J Ourednik, general manager of the property, said: “For The Westin Singapore, we believe sustaining the environment and sustaining communities creates value for everyone and we are excited to invite our guests to be a part of this unique opportunity to improve our community and minimise our impact on the environment.”

Some may see the initiative as one sided, with all the effort to reduce energy usage falling on the guests, and not the hotel itself. The truth however, is that the Westin Singapore already has its own initiatives in place, which includes a green limousine, eco-friendly cleaning chemicals, room sensors for auto shut-offs, energy-efficient lighting and water-conserving low-flow plumbing.


The hotel was opened last November, and sits on top of Asia Square, a two-tower vertical city of more than 12,000 office workers in the financial district southwest of Marina Bay Sands. From the 38th and 39th floor you can look out across the entire city, or head up up to the infinity-edge swimming pool for an even more exciting experience.

Westin Singapore

[h/t] TTG Asia, HotelChatter


Dubai And The Future Of Humanitarian Design

Design & Architecture
Technology Yesterday

Concept Camera Designed To Only Take Unique Photos

Camera Restricta is tool that prompts photographers to only capture one-of-a-kind images

Design & Architecture Yesterday

Fragrance Will Release The Smell Of Data If Your Private Information Is Being Leaked

The device is designed to create a physical cue for the potential dangers lurking online


Get PSFK's Related Report: Future of Automotive

See All
Retail Yesterday

LYNK & CO Is A New Auto Brand That Promises Mobile Connectivity On Wheels

Online access and mobility sharing are driving the company to disrupt the auto industry

Related Expert

Jonah Peretti

Digital Media, Virality, Branded Content

Travel Yesterday

Become A Citizen Of The First Nation In Space

Asgardia is a new concept for a floating society above Earth

Entertainment Yesterday

Speaker Displays Song Lyrics As Music Is Played

The device is able to generate the graphics on a translucent screen and retrieve the words from a connected database

AI Yesterday

Travel Assistant Scans Your Emails To Make Planning Easier

This AI add-on will sync with your inbox and sends reminders to make sure you don't miss anything important


Future Of Automotive
Scenarios Driving The Digital Transformation Of An Industry

PSFK Op-Ed october 17, 2016

Home Depot Green Energy Expert: Americans Are Taking Control Of Their Power Use

Green tech expert Jennifer Tuohy discusses new home energy tech and developments for renewables in the US

PSFK Labs Yesterday

PSFK Picks: Top 5 Performance-Enhancing Wearables

Our new report looks at innovations pioneering the future of performance through intelligent activewear and predictive analytics

Millennials Yesterday

FOMO Survival Kit Helps Millennials Cope With Social Anxieties

The satirical product is meant to be a playful diversion for people who feel like they are missing out

Food Yesterday

New York Restaurant Uses Tomato Sushi As Its Newest Meat Alternative

fresh&co is using sous vide Roma tomatoes to create a vegan option that has the texture and taste of tuna

Advertising Yesterday

Red Bull Converts Sao Paulo Payphones Into Data-Driven Bus Schedules

The booths allow city residents to check local transit times through a simple toll-free phone call

Work Yesterday

Health Expert: Nutritional Meal Replacements Are A Solution To Corporate Wellness

Ample Foods Founder Connor Young explains why supplements are the next food trend coming to the workplace

Retail Yesterday

Why Experiential Events Could Replace Trade Shows

Marketers are seeking creative and impactful new ways to connect with influencers

Children Yesterday

Modular Kit Teaches Kids How To Make Their Own Robots

MODI features magnetic modules and a platform for programming to encourage experimentation

Infants Yesterday

Work Table Doubles As A Baby Seat

Designer Kunsik Choi created the furniture to facilitate emotional communication between between parents and their children

Technology Yesterday

Album Turns Into Something New Each Time It’s Streamed

Bill Baird's new album explores the relationship between time and music through a website crafted by design team, One Pixel Wide

No search results found.