Westin Mission Hills Earns 2013 Cool Planet Award

Honored for energy efficiency practices



The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage has been honored with a 2013 Cool Planet Award.

Starwood Hotels

 

The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa in Rancho Mirage has been honored with a 2013 Cool Planet Award for best energy efficient practices in the hospitality sector by The Climate Registry’s Cool Planet Project.

This award recognizes The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa’s leadership in energy and carbon management.

“We are honored to be recognized with this prestigious award as a result of the efforts of our team who implemented the best practices and equipment to save energy and reduce our carbon footprint,” said Ross Meredith, general manager of The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa. “We’re committed to a long-term approach to conservation.”

The 2013 Cool Planet award ceremony will be held Oct. 25 at The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort and Spa. Other award winners include the City of Palm Springs, Coachella Valley Water District, County of Ventura, and Gills Onions.

Specific energy efficient measures implemented at the resort include:
• Major HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) upgrades including high efficiency chillers, a water-side economizer, and temperature reset strategies
• Lighting, including LEDs, high-efficiency fluorescents, and occupancy sensors
• Installation of VFDs (variable-frequency drives) for the chilled-water pumps and hot water pumps 

For these projects, The Westin Mission Hills Golf Resort & Spa achieved annual savings of more than 1.1 million kilowatt-hours (kWh).

Additional energy efficiency measures currently being installed or planned include:

• Installation of VFDs on air handlers and ventilation fans
• Implementation of demand-controlled ventilation in their ballrooms and meeting areas
• Comprehensive lighting upgrades throughout the property to LED
• Upgrading the condenser water distribution system to optimal efficiency flow
• Installation of VFDs on condenser water pumps and cooling tower fan motors
• Installation of VFDs on water feature pumps throughout property and golf course

Add your comment:
Edit Module
Desert Guide
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Los Arboles Hotel Offers Majestic Rooftop View of Palm Springs

Hotel guests at Los Arboles Hotel in Palm Springs have access to gorgeous views of Mt. San Jacinto and the entire valley from the property's rooftop terrace.

Coachella Valley is an Art Lover’s Paradise

Framed by pastel-colored mountain ranges and illuminated in clear sunshine, the Coachella Valley is a natural showcase for art in every form.

Shades of Gray

Every artist has a vision, and Gray Malin’s photography of the Parker Palm Springs reflects his sunny-go-lucky joie de vivre by taking idyllic settings for dream vacations and kicking them up a dozen notches.

San Giuliano Hotel's Privacy Continues to Attract Hollywood Crowd to Palm Springs

Owned and operated by the Rossi family since 2004, San Giuliano Hotel remains a hideaway for contemporary Hollywood in downtown Palm Springs.

Greater Palm Springs Area Hotels Offer Summer Deals

The heat brings incredible summer specials in the Greater Palm Springs area to save you money on everything from rooms to dining to spa services.
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Promotions + Contests

McCallum Theatre Broadway Blockbusters Experience!

McCallum Theatre Broadway Blockbusters Experience!

Enter just once for a chance to win tickets to one of the four 2015-2016 Broadway Blockbusters Series shows.
Romantic Palm Springs Getaway

Romantic Palm Springs Getaway

Experience the beauty, romance and excitement of the Palm Springs area when you enter to be the lucky winner of this romantic couples getaway
GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

GuestLife Magical Monterey Bay Experience

Cartoon Caption Contest

Cartoon Caption Contest

Each month, we provide a vintage 1950’s cartoon illustrated by Alice Rovinsky. You are invited to submit a caption or vote for your favorite caption.
Edit ModuleShow Tags