RIVIERA MAYA, Mexico, (March 15, 2012) — In keeping with its environmental commitment, Real Resorts’ The ROYAL Playa del Carmen became the first hotel in the world to use a microturbine to simultaneously help power all of its energy needs including hot water, electricity, pool and spa heaters, laundry support and air conditioning. The microturbine manufactured by Capstone USA and installed by Enerxpert SA de CV of Mexico began generating power for the resort at the end of 2011 and will reduce the hotel’s energy consumption by more than 48%, and also eliminates the necessity for emergency generators.
“The installation of the microturbine at the ROYAL Playa del Carmen is our latest sustainability measure as we continue to practice our Real Green Program across all four of our hotels,” explains Ing. Fernando Garcia, President of Real Resorts. Real Green encourages a host of sustainable practices such as sorting and recycling waste, quality controls over the laundering of towels and linens, the use of light sensors in restrooms and other public spaces, the use of recycled water for watering resort gardens, and new chemical-free laundry services which also reduce water and energy waste.
“The installation of the microturbine represents a $2.4 million (USD) commitment by Real Resorts,” adds Garcia. “We know it is the right thing to do as our goal is to help insure the ongoing natural beauty of the Riviera Maya including its pristine waters, lush tropical jungles and impressive reef ecosystem. The microturbine and its subsequent energy savings takes the stress off of the region’s growing need to produce electricity and allows us to operate in the most environmentally sensitive way,” states Garcia.
Real Resorts is a privately owned hotel company that operates four all-inclusive resorts in Cancun and Playa del Carmen under “THE Royal”, and “Gran brands.” THE Royal Cancun and THE ROYAL Playa del Carmen offer luxury-gourmet, all-inclusive all-suite accommodations for adults, while the Gran Caribe Real in Cancun and the Gran Porto Real Playa del Carmen offer personal service and upscale all-inclusive accommodations or families and travelers seeking a vibrant vacation.. For reservations visit a travel agent or online at: www.RealResorts.com
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