There are 204 properties currently listed in San Francisco. At this time there are 41 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 17 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Hotel Carlton has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Hotel Carlton completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Hotel Carlton employs 46 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Hotel Carlton please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
At Hotel Carlton our focus has always been on preserving the environment. Hotel Carlton offers eco services from arrival to departure, allowing us to minimize our footprint on the world and maximize sustainability for the future. Preserving Our Environment
Hotel Carlton strives to incorporate sustainability into our core business operations.
Specifically, we use the following policies and practices: 1. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle 2. Purchase environmentally friendly products 3. Conserve energy, water and natural resources 4. Generate clean energy through on site solar production 5. Employee/Guest education
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
We strive to increase waste diversion by recycling all paper, bottles, and cans and composting all food and landscape waste.
We reduce the waste generated by donating reusable items (furniture, stationery, etc.) to charitable organizations.
We minimize the use of toxic materials to protect employee health and the environment.
Specifically we: • Choose less or nontoxic janitorial products • Purchase rechargeable batteries when possible • Purchase low mercury fluorescent lamps when possible • Dispose of or recycle toxic products safely
Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
Whenever possible we purchase/use: • Remanufactured toner cartridges • Office & toilet paper with 35%-100% recycled content • Products with least packaging (no plastic, Styrofoam, aerosol packaging) • Energy Star rated appliances and office equipment. • Water efficient toilets, showerheads, and faucet aerators
We conserve fossil fuels by: • Promoting the use of public transit • Participating in spare the air campaigns • Using solar energy
We educate employees on resource conservation and pollution prevention. • Ensuring no waste is generated during company picnics, meetings. • Conducting training programs or brown bag sessions to educate employees on proper recycling & composting practices, resource conservation ideas, importance of low-toxic purchasing etc. • Inform employees of environmental issues in company newsletters, training material and staff meeting discussions
• Solar monitor in lobby for guests to measure our energy saving efforts • Posting water/energy efficiency tips in common areas to raise guest awareness • Offer every opportunity to recycle