There are 68 properties currently listed in Scottsdale. At this time there are 13 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 9 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Hotel Valley Ho has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Hotel Valley Ho 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 Valley Ho employs 40 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Hotel Valley Ho please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
going green Hotel Valley Ho has gone green in a number of ways - some visible to guests, others behind the scenes. Here are some of the ways Valley Ho works at:
Protecting The Environment: *The housekeeping department uses green-certified chemicals. *Executive chef Charles Wiley uses local food purveyors and local ingredients, thereby saving on "food miles" (the distance food has to travel from supplier to destination). *Redflower amenities in every guest room and VH Spa is parabin free, making it more environmentally safe. *By restoring Valley Ho instead of tearing it down, Westroc saved 20,000 tons of landfill, debris, etc. *All in-room linen is cleaned with hydrogen peroxide instead of harmful bleaches. *Dry cleaning service uses Greenjet, a cleaning machine that uses non-toxic cleaning fluid and creates no hazordous waste. *The hotel participates in the 'Adopt-A-Road' program, cleaning and taking care of the street on Scottsdsale between Indian School and Camelback roads. *Using the local office supply company, Wist, for all hotel office supplies. This saves miles of transporting and shipping supplies, helping prevent harm to the ozone.
Saving Energy: *Brick and mortar structure keeps temperatures more constant in guest rooms. *During restoration, heavy dual pane glass was placed in all the guest rooms, keeping rooms cooler and using less energy. *Compact and energy-efficient fluorescents are used throughout the property, including guest rooms. *Every vacant guest room has the drapes closed to reduce sunlight and heat, with temperatures set higher to save on air conditioning. *During cooler months, water is chilled through cooling towers instead of a Freon-based chiller system. *Employees shut down their computers every night.
Conserving Natural Resources: *All shower heads and toilets are low-flow. *Guests have the option of conserving water by reusing their towels and bed linens. *The hotel's recycled magazines, phone books, cardboard, cans and bottles average 1.5 tons per month. *The hotel utilizes a cardboard baler to recycle all cardboard products. *The hotel's advertising firm, Mullen Advertising, prints all hotel brochures and collateral on post-consumer recylcled, FSC-certified paper. FSC-Certified means the Forest Stewardship Council guarantees the paper comes from responsibly managed forests and verified recycled sources.