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‘Solar’ Christmas tree installed in Beijing hotel  

‘Solar’ Christmas tree installed in Beijing hotel

The Opposite House hotel in Beijing has installed an innovative and sculptural Christmas tree to underscore its commitment to sustainability and the environment. The 6 metre high ‘tree’, which is on display until 9th January 2012 is constructed from 105 reclaimed solar thermal vacuum tubes used to harness the energy of the sun, and has been decorated with energy-efficient LED lights.

The installation, created exclusively for Viessmann Heating Technology by German graphic artist, Karl Duschek, takes the place of the traditional star representing the potential of solar power. The tree will be lit with energy efficient warm-white LED bulbs for a modern look.

Director of Marketing for Viessmann, Andreas Tank, remarks that “renewable energy sources play an important role in a sustainable global development, but during this festive season environmental consciousness seems to be set aside. The consideration of holiday consumption, energy-demanding decorations and the deforestation of trees worldwide gave inspiration to the idea of this tree.”

The Opposite House has environmentally conscious touch-points like its paperless check-in and check-out process, use of reclaimed wood along its corridors and natural light in the public spaces.

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