NORTH VANCOUVER, BC – March 27, 2008 — RSI International Systems Inc. (“RSI”) (TSX Venture Exchange: RSY), today announced that the David Suzuki Foundation has agreed to become a primary beneficiary of donations raised by the RoomKey PMS Environment Fund, assisting RSI in distributing fund proceeds across various qualified environmental programs.
The RoomKey Environment Fund (REF) was created to support initiatives that address environmental concerns in communities around the world. The fund will grow through donations made by RoomKey PMS clients, corporate partners and individuals. All donations made will be matched dollar for dollar by RSI.
“We are extremely excited to be working with the David Suzuki Foundation – a world renowned leader in environmental conservation and education,” said Charles Ku, CEO at RSI. “When we launched the RoomKey PMS Environment Fund, we wanted to guarantee that all donations would be allocated to legitimate environmental initiatives. With the David Suzuki Foundation as a RoomKey Environment Fund recipient, we can be assured that all contributions will be invested in qualified, sustainable environmental programs.”
Donations made by RoomKey PMS customers are based on occupancy with the minimum donation starting at just $0.01 per occupied room night. Donations by corporate partners or individuals can be made on a one-time, monthly or quarterly basis.
The RoomKey Environmental Fund (REF) will award donations and matching company contributions to the David Suzuki Foundation. In turn, these funds will be re-invested in various environmental projects working in the following areas:
- Air Quality & Alternative Transportation
- Renewable Energy
- Energy Efficiency
“We are very excited and appreciative of RSI’s fundraising efforts and feel the RoomKey Environment Fund approach is wonderful,” said a David Suzuki Foundation representative. “Climate change is considered by many scientists to be the most serious threat facing the world today. Programs like the RoomKey PMS Environment Fund help support the Foundation’s goal of sustainability within a generation.”
More information about RoomKey PMS and the RoomKey Environment Fund can be found online at http://www.welcometorsi.com/About-Us/Social-Responsibility.php
About RoomKey “Green” Property Management System
RoomKey PMS is the first fully integrated web based property management software solution that offers hoteliers complete functionality while providing an opportunity to help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. RoomKey enables hotels, inns and resorts to effectively manage their property while conveying their environmental commitment to guests and other stakeholders.
RoomKey PMS uses approximately 94% less energy than traditional server based property management systems. Because RoomKey is web based and centrally hosted, every client using RoomKey PMS can reduce their average annual consumption of electricity by up to 4,500 KwH – saving their properties hundreds of dollars per year and preventing the annual emission of approximately 3.3 tonnes of CO2.
About RSI International Systems Inc
RSI International is the developer of RoomKey™ PMS – a web based, centrally hosted property management software solution that integrates an online reservation booking engine with seamless real time connectivity to major Global and Internet Distribution Systems. RSI markets RoomKey PMS and a variety of other proprietary hosted software solutions to hospitality industry clients around the world.
About The David Suzuki Foundation
The David Suzuki Foundation works through science and education to protect the diversity of nature and our quality of life, now and for the future.
With a goal of achieving sustainability within a generation, the Foundation collaborates with scientists, business and industry, academia, government and non-governmental organizations. We seek the best research to provide innovative solutions that will help build a clean, competitive economy that does not threaten the natural services that support all life.
An independent charity, the Foundation does not accept government grants and is supported with the help of some 40,000 individual supporters across Canada and around the world.
For more information please visit their website at http://www.davidsuzuki.org.