The Listel Hotel reduces operating costs by 27% annually

Project Type

Climate Smart Certification

Location

Vancouver, BC, Canada

Actions Implemented

  • Solar hot water
  • Heat recovery system

150

tonnes CO2e reduced annually

$55, 000

saved annually in natural gas costs

5.5

year return on investment

The Big Picture


Climate Smart Service

Climate Smart Certification, 2007 — 2019


Industry

Accommodation and Food Services

Location

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.

The Results

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.

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