Aruba Resort Generates Own Electricity with ECO-POWR Bikes
The only Green Globe certified carbon-neutral resort in the Caribbean has teamed up with SportsArt, a leading fitness company to generate free electricity.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort in Aruba has acquired the SportsArt ECO-POWR line of cardio equipment, which harnesses human energy produced during a workout and converts it into utility-grade electricity, offsetting the facility's power consumption and reducing its carbon footprint.
In addition to the bikes, Bucuti has acquired two treadmills, including the popular ECO-POWR Verde electricity generating model.
The innovative technology fits right in with the carbon-friendly resort, which was certified through a rigorous Green Globe auditing process for the sustainable operations and management of travel and tourism companies and their related supplier businesses.
Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort scored an impressive 98 on Green Globe's scorecard for the various green initiatives it has implemented, one of which is the inclusion of bikes from SportsArt.
At the recent Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association's Caribbean Hospitality Industry Exchange Forum (CHIEF), the Aruban resort was honored with the Environmental Sustainability "Hall of Fame" award for ongoing leadership and excellence.
Source: Travel Daily News