Solar, So Good

Three cheers for Marriott’s Residence Inn West Orange in New Jersey!  It claims to be the first solar powered hotel in New Jersey. Says TravelPost.com:

Installed on the inn’s southward-facing rooftops, the solar electric system produces power that meets about one-fifth of the hotel’s total electricity needs. Over the next 30 years, the hotel’s setup will reduce carbon emissions by 3,000 tons, says the Solar Center, an energy company that designed the system. That’s the equivalent of planting about 43 acres of trees.

The hotel is also non-smoking, a decision we heartily applaud.  Here’s hoping more hotels follow in their carbon footprints.

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