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Sustainability media releases


Jerry Schwartz’s tourism and hospitality assets to ‘shine brightly’ as he prepares to launch massive solar farm in Hunter Valley

OCTOBER 23 2019

The 5.000 MW capacity solar farm comprises 13,350 panels on property that he owns adjacent to the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley in Lovedale, near Cessnock in the Hunter Valley.

When the $8.5 million solar farm become operational at the end of November, the renewable energy source will deliver a C02 reduction of approximately 7,811,000 kg per annum – equivalent to removing over 4300 vehicles annually from the road . . .

Jerry Schwartz takes action to boost hospitality industry’s green ratings by supporting World Green Council initiative

MAY 2019

Australia’s largest private hotel owner, Dr Jerry Schwartz, is aiming to boost Sydney’s ranking as a premium destination for major meetings and events by helping launch the World Green Council – a body that accredits hotels for their team’s green credentials.

Lovedale resort owner Dr Jerry Schwartz gives a village its day in the sun

FEBRUARY 28 2016

A COSMETIC surgeon and luxury hotel owner who has plunged more than $100 million on Hunter tourism projects, and plans to spend more, loves Lovedale so much he’s spelt its name out in solar panels.

Schwartz goes solar in the Hunter Valley

FEBRUARY 26 2016

The NSW Hunter Valley village of Lovedale has finally had its name put on the map, courtesy of an innovative environmental project that includes installation of a large bank of solar panels on the roof of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley to spell out the name of the town.

The initiative was instigated by the Schwartz Family Company, owners of the Crowne Plaza Hunter Valley, Lovedale Brewery and Hunter Valley Conference and Events Centre, which effectively form the ‘village’ of Lovedale.

The 99.58kWp solar plant will significantly reduce the venue’s reliance on ‘traditional’ energy sources, and will lead to a CO2/greenhouse gas reduction of 164,384.1 kg per annum.