Novotel Wien Hauptbahnhof - Family & Business trip hotel - Sustainability


Sustainability

Environmentally friendly action has always been a major focus of our internationally active hotel group.
Environmental department was launched back in 1994 and has been continuously developed since then.

The new awards for the hotel combination of Novotel and ibis Wien Hauptbahnhof serve both as confirmation of this and motivation to continue focusing on sustainability in practice.

“By acting in a way that is as environmentally friendly as possible in all areas, we would like to do our bit to protect Earth, conserve its resources and prolong its life,” says Thomas Wacker, Cluster General Manager Novotel & ibis Wien Hauptbahnhof.

  • Austrian Green Label
    The Austrian Green Label is a state-approved seal of quality for environmental friendliness, with criteria including thermal insulation, energy efficiency, or water use. It is awarded to products, tourism companies, educational institutions, and “green” meetings & events. The eco-label serves as an important guide for consumers, motivating business people to be more sustainable in their actions. Over 300 tourism business in Austria already carry the seal of quality.
  • EU Eco Label
    “Ecolabel” is a cross-border eco-label, with the aim of providing a standardized way of labeling environmentally friendly, durable, and high-quality products and services. In Austria it is awarded by the Ministry of the Environment in accordance with guidelines agreed by the EU Member States. In tourism, for example, the conditions for obtaining this label include using environmentally friendly, regional food and making responsible use of water and energy. Some 36 hotels in Austria have been awarded the Ecolabel.
  • Platinum award for sustaible buildings
    The hotel, which opened in summer 2017, is characterized by the particularly sustainable method used for its construction, enabling the buildings to be used in an energy-efficient and resource-saving manner. Specific examples: Rainwater is collected for watering and cleaning the courtyard. Water-saving fittings are installed in the bathrooms of the hotel rooms. This building was awarded the platinum certificate of the German Sustainable Building Council (DGNB) in 2017 for its commitment to sustainability.
  • Green Meeting Certificate
    The aim is to become an official licensee for Green Meeting & Green Events by January 2020, enabling us to officially certify every meeting, congress and other event as a Green Meeting. We are delighted to be able to offer our guests an effective way of working to ensure sustainability.

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