Waterfront hotel practices Responsible Business
Taking responsibility for the environment and local community has been an important part of the broader commitment of the Rezidor Hotel Group to sustainable development for many years. In 2001, this commitment was fortified and placed within the scope of a programme called Responsible Business (RB). Each hotel has a unique RB Action Plan covering such areas such community outreach, environmental improvement, employee well-being and health and safety.
The hotels are engaged with both local charity groups and the corporate international charity organisation recognised by the Rezidor Hotel Group, the World Childhood Foundation. The mission of this foundation is to defend the rights of the child and to promote better living conditions for vulnerable and exploited children at risk all over the world.
The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel, Stockholm and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre occupy one of the most energy-efficient buildings in the world. Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre features glass façades with 1,040 square-metre solar collectors that, on average, gather 1 MW of heat energy daily, equivalent to 90,000 normal low-energy bulbs. Heating and cooling for the centre is distributed in a concordant system. Heat is moved and distributed between the buildings from surplus to shortfalls. The centre is cooled by water drawn from the lake, which is stored in 250-ton ice tanks in the basement. During the construction of the centre, a large part of material was reused from the building that previously occupied the site.
This world-class energy solution was designed to cut CO2 emissions and minimise impact on the environment and climate change. This approach to energy preservation is not typical when it comes to building construction; instead, inspiration was drawn from the process industry to create an energy-efficient solution.
Both the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel and Stockholm Waterfront Congress Centre are certified by the Nordic Ecolabel (Svanen).