31 May '17, 7pm

Did you know JADE MOUNTAIN is the first #Caribbean hotel to receive #LEED gold?

The government of St. Lucia has committed to generating 35% of its electricity from renewable sources by 2020 (geothermal, wind, and solar). However, the island currently generates almost no renewable power and has not created a plan for independent commercial operations to do so feasibly. If Jade Mountain wanted to introduce solar power, they would need to completely move off the grid. “We’re not allowed to mix electricity use with the utility company, which makes moving to renewable energy near impossible,” says Carl Hunter , the property manager at Jade Mountain. Not only would they need to move completely off-grid, they would need to have their own diesel-generated redundant system. According to Hunter, the government, which owns 37% of the utility company, is sitting on more energy than they can currently sell and reluctant to permit individual renewable energy system...

Full article: http://gbdmagazine.com/2017/jade-mountain-st-lucia/

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