- Solar hot water
- Heat recovery system
tonnes CO2e reduced annually
saved annually in natural gas costs
year return on investment
The Big Picture
Climate Smart Service
Climate Smart Certification, 2007 — 2019
Accommodation and Food Services
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Going Climate Smart
The Listel Hotel has been dubbed “Vancouver’s most art-full hotel” and is committed to art, elegance and comfort. It is also highly committed to reducing its energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.
In 2008 the hotel installed a solar hot water system and a highly efficient heat recovery system in the 129-room hotel to minimize natural gas used to heat water for showers, laundry, dishwashing, and the like.
The heat recovery system uses waste heat from the cooling system to pre-heat water and as a support for heating the building. Solar panels also pre-heat water and with the two systems in place, natural gas is used only to heat water 10-20 degrees Celsius rather than approximately 60 degrees Celsius without the pre-heating systems.
Together the two systems helped reduce GHG emissions from heating by approximately 150 tonnes CO2e and costs by over 27% annually. With a grant from Natural Resources Canada contributing to the purchase of the solar panels, the payback period on the hotel’s investment is anticipated to be 5.5 years.
"Together the two systems helped reduce GHG emissions from heating by approximately 150 tonnes CO2e and costs by over 27% annually."
TEAM MEMBER - The Listel Hotel
How they did it
- Identified funding through Natural Resources Canada
- Installed a solar hot water system and highly efficient heat recovery system
What's next for The Listel Hotel Vancouver
The Listel Hotel has continued measuring its emissions with Climate Smart and is committed to year-over-year analysis and reduction plans to find its next big win.