THE TORCH DOHA, member of Leading Hotels of the World joined the global Earth Hour initiative last nightand switched off its exterior lights from 8.30PM – 9.30PM. The highest building in Qatar joined the Earth Hour activities in Aspire Zone , Doha’s Sports City and successfully saved 200 KW equivalent to 200 000 Watt by switching off a total of 3780 LED lights.
All restaurants and lounges switched off or dimmed lights and served food and signature mocktails at candle light. Non-essential lights and air conditioning in the public areas were switched off for the hour.
Digital screens inside and outside the hotel featured the hotel’s participation in the Earth Hour, the world’s largest environmental event in history, to create awareness for guestsand staff members about sustainability and energy saving in Qatar.
“By taking part in this “Lights off” event every year, we are confirming our commitment to operational actions that benefit the planet.We are happy to join the Earth Hour initiative for the fourth consecutive year and encourage businesses and individuals to take action against climate change. Our energy saving efforts are not limited to this event and we encourage everyone to show concern for the environment”, says Hotel Manager, Sherif Sabry.
Other initiativesencouraging sustainability and energy-saving currently in place include: relying on natural daylight in MADAR meeting room, FLYING CARPET and THREE SIXTY restaurants; reducing AC temperature in public areas during cold season; using Digital Signage in public areas, though reducing the quantity of printed material for the hotel; saving energy, water & detergent by placing information cards inside guest rooms concerning towel washing and more.
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