Aitken Spence Hotels Powering the Future with Sustainable Energy


November 2012| 363 views

Gasifier Plant

Aitken Spence Hotels has continually been in the forefront of developing efficient hotel energy management systems by practicing the control of procedures, operations and equipment that contribute to the energy use. The group has a comprehensive energy conservation policy. In a first for any hotel in Sri Lanka, a biomass gasifier was installed at Heritance Tea Factory and thereafter at Heritance Kandalama.

Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara was the first hotel in the country to enter into a Net Metering Agreement using solar photovoltaic as the renewable energy source. Furthermore, Aitken Spence Hotels, introduced ISO 50001:2011 as a tool to reduce energy consumption.

Heritance Ahungalla was recently certified for Energy Management System ISO 50001:2011, the first resort in the world to do so.

“Aitken Spence Hotels have been practicing sustainability even before the advent of the triple bottom line approach. We are very enthusiastic in continuing in this trend and playing our part in reaching the United Nations goal of achieving sustainable energy for all by 2030 and position tourism at the centre of the clean energy economies of the future,” said Rohitha Rajaratne, Vice President, Engineering, Aitken Spence
Hotels.