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.
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.