Green Hotels

October 6, 2007 at 12:27 am Leave a comment

Posted by: Joseph Hershey


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Recently, I wrote about the lack of green practices in a certain hotel where I was staying this past weekend. [ Hotel courtesy and saving our planet ].

Green practices were purely by coincidence as far as I could tell. They did ask for relief on towel wash frequency, but as you and I know, that comes across as totally self serving.

Well, I think most people believe it’s necessary to sacrifice comfort while staying away in order to be eco-friendly.

Seems like the people at 2 tree hotel chain feel that way.

But like I’ll show you here, that’s a myth.

Take for example, Kimpton Hotels, whose mission statement is

“Support a sustainable world by using non-intrusive, high quality, eco-friendly products and services at all Kimpton hotels.”

They found a way to make environmentally friendly practices pay off, without sacrificing customer comfort or service. See Kimpton EarthCare Program for more information.

Even better, staying in a LEED certified hotel like the Orchard Garden Hotel San Francisco can make you comfortable and totally at ease to know you didn’t sacrifice to be green.

According to their website

[…] the Orchard Garden Hotel is California’s first generation of truly ‘green’ hotels – the only hotel built to the nationally accepted standards for green buildings developed by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) – for which we earned a coveted “Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design” (LEED®) certification.“

Check out this YouTube video. The owner, Mrs. S.C. Huang built it as a tribute to her late husband, daughter, and father. She states she wants people to be aware of the importance of living in a clean environment.

Here Here.

Why can’t we have more places to stay at like these?


  • The Green Build Expo happening in next month, November 7 – 9th, in Chicago Illinois.
  • The Solar Decathlon is happening this month, October 12 – 20th, in Washington D.C.
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