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Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, a Toronto-headquartered hotel company, has extended its partnership with the Pembina Institute, a sustainable energy organization, to include offsetting the energy use of all of the hotel firm's corporate office computers across North America.

Since 2006, Fairmont has purchased an equivalent of 390 MWh of wind power to offset the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions generated by all of its front desk check-in computers. By purchasing Eco-Logo certified wind power, Fairmont will now have a total of 837 computers involved in the program - resulting in a GHG reduction of approximately 160 tons for 2006 and 2007 combined, Fairmont says.

In addition, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, located in Alberta, Canada, currently meets 40% of its electricity needs with a blend of wind and run-of-river electricity generation from Canadian Hydro Developers.

The company adds that the Fairmont Washington, D.C., has partnered with Pepco Energy Services to supply the 415-room hotel with over 3 million kWh of renewable electricity, 10% of which will be derived from wind farms located in the Mid-Atlantic region.


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