Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich Receives EarthCheck Gold Certification

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich became the first Kempinski hotel worldwide to receive the gold certification of the EarthCheck Certified program. It has been recognized for its range of environmental achievements, including consistent use of goods and products from the regional market, avoidance of “chemical clubs” in cleaning agents, and more energy-efficient building services, in some cases things that are not always visible to the guest. Ten Kempinski Group hotels have so far been awarded silver and 17 hotels have received bronze certifications for meeting the requirements of EarthCheck.

“To achieve the high standard, we closely monitor the environmental and social impacts of our hotel operations including energy and water consumption, carbon footprint, waste generation and engagement with the city,” said Holger Schroth, managing director of Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski Munich, in a press note. “The economic aspects include employment conditions, support for the local economy or the use of fair trade goods and services. I am very pleased to see that our environmentally friendly commitment has been rewarded and that we have thus been able to minimize our ecological, as well as social footprint decisively.” 

Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten Kempinski uses green electricity. During the renovation of the rooms, the requirements for energy and climate protection were already taken into account and implemented during the planning phase. Facade insulation, heat-insulating windows, LED lighting, air-conditioning and ventilation systems with heat recovery, as well as an “intelligent” in-room energy management system that recognizes whether the guest is in the room and then switches off or reduces the lighting and air-conditioning, complete the comprehensive measures.

The use of materials with a long service life, installed by regional companies, also contribute to a positive ecological balance. Since May 2012, two bee colonies have been living on the hotel roof to produce the hotel’s own honey.

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