Wyndham Hotel Group: A Green Franchisee Advisory Board member leading the charge in Ukiah, California
Wyndham Hotel Group, the world's largest hotel company, continues to demonstrate a lasting commitment to sustainability through the Wyndham Hotel Group Green Council, which is led by Wyndham Green. The group establishes meaningful guidelines for franchisees, across all of its brands, to reference as they implement green practices.
Guided by those core measures, the Super 8® Ukiah, a proven leader among its peers, demonstrates excellence in the adoption of sustainable systems by:
•Installing an electric vehicle charging station, the first for hotel guests in Ukiah/Mendocino County. •Updating their rooms and building insulation systems with eco-friendly materials. •Using green cleaning supplies. •Switching to ENERGY STAR appliances and using CFLs for all interior lighting. •Changing all building exterior lights to high-efficiency bulbs.
As a result of the energy efficiency measures implemented, the ENERGY STAR score for the property was raised from a 56 in 2006 to an 85 in 2011, and the property received the ENERGY STAR Label in 2012. The esteemed ranking is awarded to buildings that score 75 or above, indicating they are in the top 25 percent of buildings across the nation. In addition, the property is pursuing both LEED® Certification and Green Key Certification, prominent rating systems that recognize green buildings.
Additionally, the Super 8 Ukiah is a member of the Green Franchisee Advisory Board, which is comprised of Wyndham Hotel Group hotel owners who share best practices, industry innovations, and provide counsel to their peers on the implementation and execution of green initiatives.
For more information on Wyndham Worldwide's showcase initiatives, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Challenge website.
About Wyndham Worldwide
One of the world's largest hospitality companies, Wyndham Worldwide (NYSE: WYN) provides a wide range of hospitality products and services through its global portfolio of world-renowned brands. The world's largest hotel company based on the number of properties, Wyndham Hotel Group is home to many of the world's best-known hotel brands, with approximately 7,380 franchised hotels and over 631,800 hotel rooms worldwide. Wyndham Exchange & Rentals is the worldwide leader in vacation exchange and the world's largest professionally managed vacation rentals business, providing more than 5 million leisure-bound families annually with access to over 106,000 vacation properties in 100 countries through its prominent exchange and vacation rental brands. The industry and timeshare ownership market leader, Wyndham Vacation Ownership develops, markets, and sells vacation ownership interests and provides consumer financing to owners through its network of 190 vacation ownership resorts serving approximately 915,000 owners throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean, and the South Pacific. Based in Parsippany, NJ, Wyndham Worldwide employs approximately 32,500 associates globally.
For more information, please visit www.wyndhamworldwide.com
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