Accor North America has announced an agreement between its Sofitel Hotels and wind energy supplier Community Energy Inc. to purchase wind energy for all nine Sofitel locations in the U.S. This purchase of wind power in the form of renewable energy certificates qualifies Sofitel Hotels as an Environmental Protection Agency Green Power Partner, making it the first hotel chain to choose green power for each of the brand's hotel locations in the country.
‘We're proud to step up as a leader in our industry and to do our part for the environment,’ says Robert Moore, senior vice present of technical services for Accor North America. ‘Our customers recognize and value the commitment we've made to a safe and secure energy future. We hope others will follow our lead and make the choice as well.’
Sofitel's nine U.S. properties will buy a total of 1,527, kWhs of renewable energy.