BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville is Honoured to be a Green Hotel
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre believes that green initiatives should be on the forefront of our mission. Leaving behind little or no carbon footprint is a goal we strive to meet each day.
We work to reduce the emission of Carbon by making environmental initiatives throughout the hotel and making our rooms completely carbon neutral. Whether it is promoting the use of natural and local products, reducing greenhouse gases or minimizing our consumption of water usage, it’s our duty to provide you with superb service and lush accommodations without sacrificing the natural world around us.
We have partnered with different programs in order to reduce our environmental impact and have a positive influence on our community. As our guest, we sincerely thank you for assisting us in our green initiatives.
In an effort to reduce pollution and harmful emissions, our hotel supports the use of electric vehicles. Our underground parking garage provides charging access and parking for electrically charged vehicles. We invite you to utilize this amenity in your support of our green friendly programs.
Green Key Eco-Rating Program
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program Green Keys is an internationally recognized eco-rating program that aims to honour and exemplify properties committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance.
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre is honoured to have received the prestigious 4 Green Keys. The 4 Green Keys is given to a property that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment. Successfully producing measurable results, our program focuses on projects in water and energy conservation, waste reduction, recycling, usage of eco-friendly and local products and services as well as environmental management and training programs.
In 2011, Green Key Global and the MPI Foundation Canada co-created the Green Key Meetings Program which is a comprehensive assessment tool for sustainable event facilities based on the following six key areas: Core Areas (Carbon, Energy, Waste, Water, Air Quality) Communication (Information, Training) , Activities (Purchasing, Auditing, Community), People (Health), Exhibitions, and audio-visual. Same as the Green Key lodging program, the venues are awarded a rating from 1 to 5 Keys, 5 Keys being the highest attainable. Our hotel is proud to be certified a 4 Green Key Meetings property. We do our best to provide sustainable meeting operations by minimizing negative impact on the environment.
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Ecostay by LivClean
With the Ecostay Program, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre works to reduce the emission of Carbon, and protecting the environment.
Under the program, we collect two dollars per night from hotel guests. Funds are used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, agriculture and recycling – balancing the impact from the hotel’s operations, and making each hotel night completely ‘carbon neutral’.
The guest’s contribution completely offsets the impact or their stay, and more. Carbon offsets are supplied by LivClean, a top ranked retailer by the David Suzuki Pembina. All LivClean EcoStay Carbon Offset Projects are listed on the CSA Group’s GHG CleanProjectsTM Registry ensuring ISO 14064-2 reporting and independent ISO 14064-3 verification.
The program also supports on-site environmental upgrades and renovations. With the Ecostay funds we implemented “Clean the World” a soap recycling program for people in need. We also completed the installation of Energex motion sensor thermostats in guestrooms to limit energy loss through heating and air conditioning. Click here for more updates about our green initiative through Ecostay.
Thank you to all guests who are participating, it really does make a difference!
We are proud to be a CARBON NEUTRAL property for 2014. View our carbon offset progress through Ecostay for the month of FEBRUARY.
Clean The World
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Suites & Conference Centre has partnered with Clean the World. Founded in 2009, the Clean the World Foundation, is a Florida-based not-for-profit corporation that collects and recycle soap and bottled amenities discarded by the hospitality industry. The soap and other products are then re-distributed and donated to domestic homeless shelters and impoverished countries, helping to prevent thousands of hygiene-related deaths worldwide.
This initiative not only saves many lives, but also helps preserving the environment. It is estimated that with Clean the World, the hotel will divert over 0.86 tons of landfill waste annually, which is then transformed into about 5250 soap bars. All soap bars are recycled in an environmentally friendly way.