Urban Sustainability In Our Capital City
From the time this land hosted our founder’s home, our family has been committed to caring for the environment around us. Today, Jetwing Colombo Seven embodies this legacy through a number of sustainable initiatives in several of our hotel operations, setting an example of responsible tourism both in our cosmopolitan capital, and across our many homes of Sri Lankan hospitality found within our tropical isle.
Energy and Carbon
In addition to a 25 kW rooftop solar photovoltaic system that supplements the supply of grid electricity throughout the day, Jetwing Colombo Seven also holds the honour of installing the first water-to-water heat pump system in Sri Lanka. The innovative system uses ambient heat generated from a variety of heat-emitting elements including body heat and electronic equipment within each room, to generate the entire hot water requirement for the hotel.
Additionally, all glass windows used throughout Jetwing Colombo Seven are double-glazed – providing a significant degree of sound isolation in the heart of the city, as well as minimising the heat gain within all air-conditioned spaces. This minimal heat gain is also reinforced with the use of decorative clay tiles, a natural cooling material that covers most of the building façade. A point to note is that all air-conditioning at Jetwing Colombo Seven is operated through a state-of-the-art VSD (Variable Speed Drive) driven centrifugal chiller, which provides optimum cooling in every room.
Sourcing and Production
In an effort to minimise plastic waste, Jetwing Colombo Seven uses only glass water bottles at our property – every one of which has been sustainably sourced from the bottling plant operated by our family at Jetwing Blue.