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Green Globe Gold Standard For the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel

Green Globe Gold Standard For the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel

By Staff Writer - October 11, 2018

As pioneers of a greener and more sustainable luxury, the Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer establishments have made a proactive commitment to environmental and social issues.

Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel and Resort
Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel. Photo: Monaco Press Centre Photos

Already holders of the Green Globe certificate since 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and the Monte-Carlo Beach were awarded the prestigious Green Globe Gold Standard certification in June 2018: a fine reward for all of the teams involved who work daily to manage energy and water resources more economically, strive to produce a healthier and more responsible cuisine and take awareness and support actions in partnership with associations.

Green Globe is a world-renowned certification programme designed for the luxury travel and tourism industry, using 300 indicators to assess the approach of hotels in terms of sustainable development. Already certified since 2014, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort and the Monte-Carlo Beach have made a further step this year, thanks to Green Globe Gold Standard certification, which distinguishes organisations that have held the label for five consecutive years. This demanding certification acknowledges the many actions taken by the “green teams” of the two Monaco-based establishments.

The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort has reduced its energy expenditure by 30% in just eight years The Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort is successfully continuing its environmental commitment by combining service quality, competitiveness and energy management.

Among the key actions implemented are the replacement of 8,000 standard light bulbs with LEDs; the adjustment of air conditioning and heating times in unoccupied spaces ; the replacement of LCD-screen televisions with LED-screen sets.

The underwater lighting in the pools and the lagoon, as well as lighting in the gardens, will soon be changed to LED too.

In addition the hotel is now fitted with Smart+, a box connected to the Internet that measures energy use without any work or investment. Thanks to this careful monitoring, the Monte-Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort should save the equivalent of one month of energy per year!

Lastly, the hotel is planning to install photovoltaic panels on the hotel’s roof within one year, in order to produce around 170,000 kWh/year.

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