The Dan Hotels is committed to helping preserve the environment and protect our natural resources and we encourage our employees, our guests and our trade partners to do the same.
Here are some of the initiatives we are working on in line with the Company’s long-term commitment:
Most of our properties are equipped with isolated windows that increase thermal efficiency and enable us to lower our carbon dioxide emission by reducing the amount of electric consumption used for cooling or heating.
Wherever possible we are changing all our incandescent lamps into LED, Neon lamps or Fluorescent bulbs.
In the last 3 years, the Dan Hotels has invested over 1.5 million USD in heat recovery systems at the Dan Caesarea, the King David, the Dan Panorama Tel Aviv and the Dan Panorama Haifa. And we will continue adding these systems to our other properties as well. The heat recovery systems enable us to use energy emitted from the air conditioning systems to heat our swimming pools and much more. This is a pure energy saving system; in fact, the energy saving provided by the heat recovery system is twofold - as it saves energy that was previously lost as well as additional energy that was invested in heating swimming pools and other facilities.
As we convert to heat recovery systems we also reduce our water consumption, as conventional systems use water cooling towers for cooling, while heat recovery systems transfer the energy they produce to other facilities (such as swimming pools) instead.
The Dan Hotels has invested millions of dollars in the past few years in introducing equilibrium pools in all their hotels, thus saving both energy and water. The equilibrium pools are buried underground and collect water that overflow as people enter the swimming pool. This enables us to filter the water with minimum waste and also, as the water is already heated, we don’t waste energy on reheating new water. Another advantage is that as we cut-down the quantity of new water in the swimming pool we also reduce the quantity of chlorine used.
We are converting some of our cooling systems from water cooling towers to air cooling systems. This change helps us reduce the quantity of water waste.
Our hotels have agreements with local dealers who frequently collect glass bottles from our properties for recycling.
The Dan Hotels also encourages eco-friendly suppliers by making this issue a significant one in our decision making process.
We are also working on a program designed to encourage our guests to take part in our efforts to preserve natural resources without interfering with their hospitality experience.