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Minto Suite Hotel is acknowledged for its Green Leadership
June 24, 2010
Minto Suite Hotel was honored with the Green Leadership award from Hotelier Magazine’s Top 100 Awards. The award ceremony was held on Tuesday June 22nd, in Toronto, Canada.
The Green Leadership award is presented annually to recognize outstanding environmental excellence and innovation within Canada’s hospitality industry. With initiatives like a free Bike Share program, running club, green committees, and outstanding energy savings, proves that Minto Suite Hotel is leading the way, being recognized for its outstanding achievements.
“This achievement was made possible because of the passion that our team demonstrates towards making the world a better place. Our guests appreciate the care that our staff takes to provide them with healthy, comfortable spaces. We are proud of the many environmental initiatives offered at Minto Suite Hotel and the inspired thinking that our team exudes each day” says George Van Noten, Vice President of Minto Hospitality Group.
Minto Suite Hotel’s focus is to measure and report on its initiatives and celebrate its successes - inspiring a culture of green to reduce the impact on our environment. Minto Suite Hotel has seen annual savings of 28% energy and 38% water from the implemented green initiatives – that is over half a million dollars in savings each year, totaling $1200 per suite, and climbing. The hotel has rejuvenated its motion-activated suite heating and cooling controls; installed energy efficient lighting, low flow toilets, motion sensors and LED as well as a series of other initiatives. These new programs continue to evolve and provide healthier and more enjoyable spaces.
Minto Suite Hotel has achieved a four key Eco-Rating from the Hotel Association of Canada and a Four Leaf rating from Audubon International. Corporately, Minto has received many awards and has been recognized as a leader in the green building industry:
2010 - Finalist in the GLOBE awards, for Corporate Environmental Excellence
2009 - Received the Industry Leadership Award from the Canada Green Building Council.
2009 - Largest LEED® Gold certified condominium in North America – MintoMidtown
2009 - 1st office multi-tenant office building in Ottawa (180 Kent) to pursue LEED® Platninum
2009 - 1st LEED® Platinum production home in Canada – Inspiration, the Minto ecohome
2009 - Largest ENERGY STAR® community in Ontario – Mahogany in Manotick
2009 - All BuildSmart® certified detached homes in Florida
2008 - 1st LEED® Canada Gold multi-residential building in Toronto – MintoRoehampton
2006 - 1st LEED® Canada certified condominium in Canada – Radiance@MintoGardens
The Minto Group
Minto creates better places that inspire life. Established in 1955, Minto is a fully-integrated real estate, development, construction and property management company with operations in Ottawa, Toronto and Florida. Minto has built over 60,000 new homes and apartments; manages more than 16,000 rental suites; owns and operates Minto Suite Hotel in Ottawa; owns and manages 2.6 million square feet of office, retail and industrial space. Minto continues to comprehensively and systematically lower the environmental impact of its land development, construction and building operations which fits into its core value of making the world a better place.
Andrew Pride, Vice President, Minto Green Team
The Minto Group
George Van Noten
Minto Hospitality Group
185 Lyon Street North, Ottawa
P. 613.232.2200 ext. 4000