HOTELS WILL BE POWERED BY GREEN ENERGY
As part of the cooperation built with CK Enerji by BAND Turizm A.S., which continuously introduces new ones to the existing breakthrough projects on sustainable tourism, Acanthus Cennet Barut Collection and Lara Barut Collection hotels will be powered by green energy.
Acanthus Cennet Barut Collection and Lara Barut Collection, the hotels owned by BAND Turizm A.S., have become the first Green Energy Certified (I-REC) hotels in the Mediterranean Region with the cooperation built to reduce their carbon footprint and make continuous efforts for the future. Fahrettin Tunc, the General Manager of CK Enerji, presented the I-REC certificates at the certificate ceremony held at Lara Barut Collection.
Introducing new ones to the existing breakthrough projects on environmental projects due to the climate crisis, unconscious consumption of natural and underground resources, etc., BAND Turizm A.S. will utilize 100% renewable energy at Acanthus Cennet Barut Collection and Lara Barut Collection hotels to reduce their carbon footprint and promote the use of renewable energy. With the cooperation built with CK Enerji, the prevention of emissions amounting to 4 million 720 thousand kg of carbon dioxide (CO2) is projected for the two hotels in the first year. Renewable energy is generated by power plants such as HEPP, WPP, and SPP.
Green Energy Will Yield a Power Consumption of 10 million kWh
Acanthus Cennet Barut Collection and Lara Barut Collection, the first hotels to obtain the International Renewable Energy Certificate (I-REC) in the Mediterranean Region, will meet a total of 10 million kWh of power consumption by green energy.
“We are responsible for sustainable environment and tourism, and we must protect our environment”
Birgul Akgul, the Marketing and Corporate Communications Manager of Barut Hotels Group, said: “We differentiate from others in our sector with the wide gardens of our hotels and our investments in the environment. Hotels built in large lush areas are a characteristic brand value we apply in all our projects. As part of our We Care All Sustainability Awareness Project, we make investments for the efficient use of natural resources and less consumption. With this project we have realized in cooperation with CK Enerji, we have taken an important initiative toward renewable energy. We have different ongoing projects for the protection of the environment. We welcome millions of guests annually in our country, and we are responsible for the sustainable environment and tourism; we must protect our environment.”
“The I-REC certificate will bring a significant competitive advantage to them”
Highlighting that the share of renewable energy is increasing day by day across the world, Fahrettin Tunc, the General Manager of CK Enerji Akdeniz Elektrik, said: “We, as CK Enerji, attach great importance to 'Green Energy' for the protection of nature and future generations, as well. We are glad to introduce green energy to two facilities of the environmentally-friendly Barut Hotel Group, known for its sensitivity to nature, and to have a share in it. It is known that the use of renewable energy sources and the importance of the I-REC Certificate will grow day by day in accordance with the targets of the European Green Consensus for 2030 and Zero Carbon for 2050. We believe that these two hotels with I-REC Certificate will well position themselves in the national and international market and hold a significant competitive advantage.”