Earth Hour has been celebrated at the Hilton managed King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre through a variety of activities such as turning off all lights and place candles instead in all hallways and offices, halting all housekeeping activities such as laundry and vacuum cleaners and shutting down all screens and audio visual equipments.
“We are pleased to join in this global effort that galvanizes organizations and individuals around the world to symbolically switch off their lights in support of energy conservation”
Organized by World Wildlife Fund (WWF), Earth Hour began in 2007 as a way for individuals to show how simple steps can make a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gases and addressing climate change. The event has turned into a movement.
Hilton Worldwide is the first major multi-brand hospitality company to make sustainability measurement a brand standard and recently earned ISO 9001 and 14001 certifications for quality and environmental management - one of the largest volume certifications awarded for commercial buildings. As part of that standard, Hilton Worldwide-branded properties commit to continuous improvements to their overall sustainability results each year. Across the portfolio, Hilton Worldwide has a made a five-year commitment, from 2009 to 2014, to reduce energy consumption by 20 percent, CO2 emissions by 20 percent, waste output by 20 percent and water consumption by 10 percent.
In 2010 alone, Hilton Worldwide saved more than $74 million in utility costs through a 6.6 percent reduction of energy use; 7.8 percent reduction of carbon output; 19 percent reduction of waste output; and 3.8 percent reduction of water use. Hilton Worldwide's global giving is currently focused on creating vibrant and sustainable communities wherever we operate.
Located at the heart of the Jordan Valley by the Eastern shores of the Dead Sea at the lowest point on earth, the King Hussein Bin Talal Convention Centre managed by Hilton was established in 2005. Since then, KHBTCC was known as one of the most convenient convention center in the area.
Managed by Hilton, the KHBTCC sits over 24,000 square meters and its 25 halls are fully equipped with state of the art facilities placing the centre as the leader in the MICE business on the local, regional and international fronts.