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Hilton Cebuís Chief Engineer Antonio Dizon Creates Simple Invention that
Reuses Water Used to Cool Ice Machine Compressors
System Now Adopted as Part of Hilton Hotels Groupís Best Practice for all Hotels

July 31, 2008 - A small, simple invention that reuses the water used to cool ice machine compressors has allowed Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa in the Philippines to recycle hundreds of thousands of litres of water each year and created huge savings on the hotelís water bill.

The invention, a simple piping system, is attached to three ice machines in the hotel, capturing the water used to cool the compressors and then sending this Ďgrey waterí to be reused in the hotelís flushing tanks, rather than simply washing down the drain.

The system was created as part of a water saving project led by Hilton Cebuís Chief Engineer Antonio Dizon and team members Junar Penalosa and Gaspar Pasucal, who were looking at ways to boost the resortís environmental efforts. General Manager Harald Feurstein said the engineering teamís effort was a victory for Hilton Cebuís efforts to be more eco-friendly and it had been well received by guests as
well as hotel staff.

ďBy just not letting that water disappear down the drain we are saving and then reusing around 32,400 cubic meters of precious water in a year, and that in turn saves the hotel approximately US$20,000 per year,Ē said Mr. Feurstein.

Hilton Cebu Chef Engineer, Antonio Dizon
with the simple piping system
Special meters attached to the piping system revealed the project had saved Hilton Cebu the initial setup cost of US$1,000 in just 20 days of operation and the system has now been adopted as part of Hilton Hotels Groupís best practice for all its properties around the world.

Mr. Feurstein said, ďLocated on a private beach overlooking the pristine, azure waters surrounding Cebuís Mactan Island we are very concerned with preserving our environment as it is a huge part of our business. However any hotel, anywhere in the world can see the excellent improvement this has made to our bottom line and consider both the economic and eco-friendly benefits of saving an important resource such as water.Ē


Maricar A. Vazquez
Marketing Communications Manager
Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa
 Punta Engano Mactan Island
Lapu-Lapu, Philippines
Direct: +63-32-492 7777


Also See: The Hilton Brand Returns to the Philippines after 17 years; the 246 room Hilton Cebu Resort & Spa Opens On the island of Mactan in Cebu, the Philippines / October 2005


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