Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Fun Fact! A single wind turbine can power 500 homes!

As a Green Power Partner of the EPA we are utilizing REC’s, or Renewable Energy Certificates, to offset greenhouse gas emissions associated with purchased electricity.

With over 500 beds and over 80,000 overnights provided to travelers from all around the world the amount of energy consumed is undeniably large. At this scale, the implementation of 100% wind energy credits over the past two years is very significant and exemplifies an active role in how we affect our surroundings.

Fun Fact! Wind energy was used in ancient times (5000 BC), some 7000 years ago, to propel boats in the Nile river. Reed boats were used in ancient Mesopotamia, Egypt and the Amazon.


If people could see the benefits of wind energy millennia ago, we must not ignore them now! With wind energy now more efficient than ever, why not use it?

Fun Fact! As of 2010 wind energy was over 2.5% of total worldwide electricity usage, and is now growing at more than 25% per annum. Lets help it grow even further!

We are proud to say that we are part of the EPA Green Power Partnership!

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