Nordic Choice Hotels takes the next step toward sustainable hospitality by using ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ water and energy saving technology at Quality Hotel Skjærgården, Norway.
In parallel with a larger renovation project, Quality Hotel Skjærgården in Langesund has launched a project aiming to also change how they consume water and energy. The project is a step towards Nordic Choice Hotel’s vision to reduce their overall water consumption by 20% before 2020. The initial installation is only the beginning of a larger transformation in water usage across Nordic Choice Hotels. ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ revolutionary recirculation technology allows saving up to 90% of the water and up to 80% of the energy, compared to conventional showers. Water scarcity is declared the #1 global risk based on impact to society according to the WHO.
“Nordic Choice Hotels has a strong culture of sustainable development.” says Thomas Haukedal, Operations Manager at Quality Hotel Skjærgården. “Having initiated both the WeCare campaign and the Organic Breakfast policy, we continuously apply our energy, courage and enthusiasm to help create a better world. Implementing ORBITAL’s unique technology to help us reduce environmental and climate footprints is a natural step for us.”
The initial project installs and evaluates new showers in the water park facility, allowing both male and female guests to enjoy the clean comfort and clear conscience of using ORBITAL SYSTEMS’ recirculation technology.
“This is our first major hotel installation in Norway.”, says Mehrdad Mahdjoubi, Founder and CEO of ORBITAL SYSTEMS. “We see tremendous potential for our technology in the hospitality sector. We are proud to work with leading hotel chains in this highly accepting market for clean technology.
NORDIC CHOICE HOTELS is one of the largest hotel chains in Scandinavia with approximately 170 hotels in Scandinavia and the Baltic and over 12 000 employees. The Norwegian company is owned by Petter Stordalen through his company Home Invest.
ORBITAL SYSTEMS is a pioneer in water technology that uses Space Certified Technology to purify and recycle water and dramatically cut water and energy consumption. Founder and CEO Mehrdad Mahdjoubi developed the technology as part of an academic collaboration between NASA’s Johnson Space Center and Lund University.