Environmentally conscious hotel implements water saving scheme

After being awarded the most energy efficient retrofit building in Cape Town in 2014, The Peninsula All-Suite Hotel continues to be greener than ever, by partaking in yet another sustainability initiative.

Their latest project focuses on lowering water consumption through the capturing of ground water in holding tanks on the hotel’s roof, facilitated by The Peninsula’s unique rooftop pumping system, which is then used for sanitation purposes.

The peninsula roof water tanks
The Peninsula’s roof water tanks

In the three months that the installation has been operational the hotel has decreased water consumption by 6% even with a 10% increase in hotel bookings. If the hotel is able to sustain the daily supply of water required for the flushing of toilets they will decrease their current water consumption by +/-20%, saving on a valuable resource.

The Peninsula's water saving scheme diagram

Ideally situated on Cape Town’s platinum mile, The Peninsula, with its matchless style and subtle elegance, is the ultimate in Cape hospitality. Furthermore, the hotel is managed as a professional and environmentally conscious business, acknowledging and mitigating the impact that its operations may have on the environment.