The hotel has been carbon neutral since it opened in 2007, and since then it has reduced its energy use even further through employee and guest education. URBN Hotel buys carbon offsets through South Pole and provides their guests the opportunity to offset their flights to Shanghai as well, thus reducing the impact of their travel. Additionally the hotel offers an unusual 6 square meters of green space per guest.
The URBN hotel chain has announced plans to open another hotel in Pudong, and it pledges to make this hotel even more sustainable than the last. So far plans for the new hotel include improved energy efficiency, water recycling and filtration, carbon neutrality, and LEED as well as China Green Star certifications. URBN Hotel Pudong is set to open the Spring of 2012.
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