Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne will be reducing its greenhouse gas emissions this year as it begins to draw power from a just completed installation of a 55kW solar photovoltaic (PV) system.
According to the Australian hotel, the solar installation on the property’s Melbourne rooftop will provide an eco-friendly addition for travellers choosing a hotel property in the Victorian capital.
Amora says the 220 rooftop solar panel installation is part of the the company’s commitment to the environment. The solar array will provide around 15 to 20 per cent of the hotel’s electricity needs and is expected to reduce the property’s carbon emissions by approximately 110 tonnes per year.
Amora Hotel Riverwalk Melbourne General Manager, Tim Bilson said, “We are always looking for ways to reduce our carbon footprint as well as enhance the services offered to guests.”
“This is just one of a number of environmental initiatives that the hotel employs to ensure that we can move towards best practice in sustainable tourism.”
The new passive energy inclusions will help power the hotel’s 111 guest rooms, townhouse apartments and loft apartments, restaurant, bar/café, conference and meeting facilities and marquee.