Corporate Responsibility
Sustainability
Harlequin Hotels & Resorts has created a sustainability strategy which will be implemented first at Buccament Bay.

Construction

  Where possible, construction materials will be sourced locally  
  Labour will be sourced locally - the construction of Buccament Bay currently employs 850 local people  
  Fixtures and fittings will be constructed on site, reducing transportation and providing employment for local craftsmen  

Materials

  Many materials will be from sustainable sources or made from recycled products  
  Wood and cork from sustainable sources will be used; i.e. Monkey pod wood and Bamboo for tables and work surfaces; cork for ceilings  
  Countertops, bars and some flooring will be produced using recycled materials, i.e. Icestone and Enviroglass  


Transport within each resort

  Transport of goods to each resort will be kept to a minimum. We will strive to have goods produced locally to reduce the distance that they have to be transported  
  Vehicles will be kept to a minimum within each resort. Resorts will be pedestrianised as far as possible  
  Golf carts will be used for service requirements and will use alternative power  


Energy - Power Generation

  The resort will be powered by its own generators, which are highly efficient, and their proximity to the resort will reduce energy wastage. Our goal is to integrate these generators into the Combined Heat and Power Plant for energy generation within the resort itself (see Waste to Energy section)  
  Solar Panels will be mounted on the roofs of the hotels to provide hot water for the guestrooms  


Waste to Energy

  Harlequin’s long term goal is to process all solid municipal waste including food waste and treated compressed sewage, via an e-clave steam driven treatment system into recyclables and a cellulose biomass fibre fuel which is a renewable fuel. This fuel will then be used in a Combined Heat and Power plant to generate electricity and heat which will be distributed via a local energy network to the resort. Any unused power generated can be offloaded to the island grid to provide extra capacity to the local community. The biochar residue (charcoal) resultant from the process will be used to fertilise soil  


Lower Energy Systems and Components

  The high temperature waste water (grey) resultant from the laundry service will be piped via high efficiency heat exchangers to heat hot water for public spaces, thus reducing the load on LPG fired water heaters  
  Instant water heaters will be employed, only heating water when actually needed  
  Water cooled chillers combined with dry-air coolers in lieu of air cooled chillers will typically achieve double the efficiency in terms of energy usage  


Electrical Solutions

  Energy Efficient Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) fittings will be used  
  ‘Smart’ control timers will reduce energy consumption  
  Controls will be installed to ensure that unoccupied rooms are not using power and air-conditioning  
  LED lights will be used throughout all interiors – these are long life, highly efficient and low on waste