Hotel Nikko San Francisco has worked with the SFPUC on reducing water faucet flow rates from 2.2 gpm to 1.0; and upgraded its previous 3.5 gallon per flush to 1.5 gallon per flush water closet.
The Nikko partners with Ecolab, utilizing the Aquanomic laundry program which relies on environmentally friendly low-temperature chemistry to maximize laundry efficiency. This program saves over 150, 000 gallons of water per month.
"Green cards" allow guests to inform the hotel of their daily laundry preferences for linens and towels
The in-house laundry program utilizes a re-use system whereby the always fresh second and third rinse cycles are saved, filtered and re-used for first cycles.
Recyclables & Compost
The Nikko is proud to have earned the Silver TripAdvisor Green Leader 2016 Award
Excess food scraps and kitchen waste are sent offsite to be converted to high-quality compost
Paper, plastic, tin, cardboard and aluminum are recycled
Housekeeping donates all linens no longer used by the hotel to homeless shelters and other charities; torn linen is used for cleaning rags
All hotel guestroom keys are fully biodegradable
A recycling program is available in all guest rooms, and always active in our meeting spaces.
Guest room thermostats are equipped with sensors which turn the heating, ventilating and air conditioning off when rooms are vacant
In 2015, the Nikko installed two 65kW microturbines on the hotel's roof to generate our own electricity via capturing exhaust heat from the building, and through heat exchanger cogeneration, convert the exhaust into thermal energy. Microturbine Cogeneration Power System
Service areas have motion sensors that turn off lighting when the vicinity is not occupied
Ninety-two percent of the building's lighting is compact fluorescent or LED, saving electricity and cutting greenhouse gas emissions
Ventilation fans have Variable Frequency Drives installed
The Nikko replaced its HVAC units with two 280-ton Daikon Magnitude chillers , operating on sustainable R-134a refridgerant, and the frictionless magnetic-bearing compressors are much more energy efficient. Daikon Nikko Case Study
Hotel colleagues dedicate more than 1,000 hours annually to assisting the local community including volunteering at Glide Memorial Church, The Salvation Army, Florence Crittenton Services, and Adopt-A-Family.
We have a relationship with the RenoVos organization, in pursuit of the hotel attaining zero total waste: http://www.renovos.com
We meet quarterly with the Hotel Non Profit Collaborative and the Tenderloin Neighborhood Development Corporation (TNDC) which works with San Francisco Hotels to recycle old furniture, carpeting, supplies, etc.
Awarded the Community Service Award by the California Hotel Lodging Association, and Community Spirit Award by the Hotel Council of San Francisco.