Grand Lapa, Macau announces that the hotel was awarded as the Champion of the Macau Energy Saving Contest 2016, a six-month contest jointly organised by Companhia de Electricidade de Macau (CEM) and the Energy Sector Development Office (GDSE). The sister property – Grand Coloane Resort who both managed by Artyzen Hospitality Group was awarded as 2nd runner-up.
The contest aims to enhance public awareness on energy conservation, encourage commercial and residential customers to put energy conservation and emission reduction into practice, and actively promote environmental protection to the public.
The management team of Grand Lapa, Macau has decided not to leave energy saving just a slogan, but to take real action. “This has been one of our annual directives for many years,” said Rutger Verschuren, General Manager of the “Hotels – Group C” champion. “The hotel has upgraded all outdoor pools’ heat pumps, which helped us to acclimatise the water more efficiently. Also, we upgraded our entire lift driving system. Compared with the old system, the lift upgrade enabled us to save 50% more energy,” he later added. To demonstrate its commitment to the preservation of our ecology, Grand Lapa, Macau is also taking this practice to another level by completely renovating all guest rooms with a more advanced room control unit and the latest range of LED lighting facilities.
Grand Coloane Resort’s Director of Engineering, Jojo Estrada, felt honoured with the 2nd runner-up prize: “Since the hotel uses computerised environment-friendly equipment, we have successfully achieved a reduction of over 2,500 tons of exhaust emission. We are looking forward to continuing our environmental protection practices.”
During the long term of researches and studies including cooperating with consultants to analyse the carbon release and implement energy management, set up the individual sewage works for irrigation, adjust the power equipment based on the daily occupancy rate, and set up individual ammeters at food and beverage outlets and public areas, in order to monitor the electricity consumption.