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Awards and Recognition for Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel

April 19, 2011 | by Christina Van

2013 TripAdvisor Certifiate of Excellence

2013 Thompson-Okanagan Tourism Association's (TOTA) Award for Environmental Responsibility (TIE)

2013 LivClean and EcoStay Certificate

2012 LivClean and EcoStay Certificate stating as of December 2012, Best Western Kelowna hotel has offset 276% of their annual carbon footprint. This year to date 1,668.0 tonnes of carbon offsets have been purchased from emission reducing projects. (That’s equivalent to taking 121,764 cars off the road for a day!)

2012 City of Kelowna Mayor's Environmental Innovation Award Nominee

2012 LEED Silver Certification for Environmental Wing

2012 Hotel Association of Canada's Green Global Green Meetings Certification

2012 May TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2011 LivClean and EcoStay Certificate stating as of December 2011, Best Western Kelowna hotel has offset 295% of their annual carbon footprint. This year to date 1,579.5 tonnes of carbon offsets have been purchased from emission reducing projects. (That’s equivalent to taking 115,304 cars off the road for a day!)

 

2011 October Interior Health BC Selects BEST WESTERN PLUS Kelowna Hotel & Suites as the Greenest Hotel in Town

2011 June TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

2011 March Hotelier Magazine  (Re: HVAC operations in a sustainable property- author)

2011 LEED Silver Certification pending (For new  24 guest room, environmental wing)

2010 LivClean and EcoStay Certificate stating as of December 2010, Best Western Kelowna hotel offset 177% of their annual carbon footprint- (YTD 949 tonnes of carbon offsets have been purchased from emission reducing projects – equivalent of taking 69,277 cars off the road for 1 day!)

2010 December Kelowna Daily Courier  (Movers and Shakers by Steve MacNaul – “It’s the right thing to do”)

2010 Climate Smart Certification(Network of business and organizations taking action on climate change by measuring and committing to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions.)

2010 June, Hotelier Magazine (Re: The Innovator Q&A, Leading By Example – Alistair Kyte-“Kelowna based hotelier blazes a green trail the hotel industry should aspire to”…)  

2010 SIFE Okanagan & Kelowna Chamber of Commerce  - Green Business Award (formerly Eco-Nomic Business Award) Sustainability Leader of the Year Award (This award recognizes businesses and organizations in the Central Okanagan who successfully integrate environmental sustainable practices in their business operations.)

2009 Minister’s  Award of Excellence (Received from the Honourable John Yap, Minister of State for Climate Action. The first such award to be handed out from Minister Yap’s department this award recognizes the hotels “efforts to reduce their carbon footprint helping to ensure the continued health of British Columbia’s natural environment”.)

2009 SIFE Okanagan & Kelowna Chamber of Commerce- Hospitality Environmental Eco-Nomic Business Award (now Green Business Award)

(This award is judge on demonstrating sustainable practices, reduction of costs and competitive advantage due to green initiatives, incorporation into the business model and vision, recognition and incentives for staff and communication to stakeholders)

2007 July, Hotelier Magazine (re: Direct Energy- by Poonam Khanna)

2007 Best Western Public Relations Champion Award (Awarded for outstanding communications strategy and creativity in local hotel public relations and or community relations.)

2007 Best Western Best of the Best in Design Award for Exterior Building & Landscape Design (for our Courtyard Guest Room renovation project and our 1 acre garden courtyard).

2006 Hotel Association of Canada Energy & Environmental Award (Recognizing lodging properties that have developed a culture toward integrating environmental management practices that improve operations and the bottom line while maintaining quality service and meeting guest expectations)

2006 Hotel Association of Canada 4 Green Key Eco Rating designation

2006 Best Western Best of the Best in Design Award. (for a property whose design and or construction project is deemed most impressive by an independent panel of judges.)


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