There are 88 properties currently listed in Vancouver. At this time there are 33 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 10 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Hyatt Regency Vancouver has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Hyatt Regency Vancouver 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, Hyatt Regency Vancouver employs 46 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Hyatt Regency Vancouver please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Going Green at Hyatt Regency Vancouver
Hyatt Regency Vancouver works diligently to minimize our impact on the environment by conserving resources and reducing waste. Our hotel is proud to announce that we have recently received a Four Green Key award by the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Program. Our dedication to seeking out opportunities to reduce environmental impacts through lowered utility consumption, employee training, and supply chain management are just some of the ways in which we're giving back. The Hotel Association of Canada's (HAC) Green Key Eco-Rating Program is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels for reducing their impact on the environment. Join us and stay green during your next trip to Vancouver.
Listed below are a few of the things that currently taking place in the hotel.
Overall Hotel · Re-cycling of paper, plastic and glass. All items from every guestroom, meeting room, office, kitchen, etc. are sorted for re-cycling. · We have an enthusiastic Environmental Committee in the hotel made up of staff from Engineering, Housekeeping, Kitchen and Banquets. They meet to discuss and implement energy saving measures. The newest initiative is to operate full guest floors to conserve energy. · In our offices, we recycle Xerox products and supplies including fax drums, xerographic modules, fusers and toner cartridges. · We educate our associates about the impact each individual has on the environment and believe that if we convey the importance of our Green practices in creative ways, then our associates will be more apt to implement these practices in their own lives, as well as truly support our efforts here within the hotel. · At the time of Registration, the hotel has implemented a “Paperless” check in process. At the time of Check Out, we also encourage our guests to select the option to receive an electronic copy of their guest folio and bill to reduce paper flow.
Meeting Rooms · Recycle Bins are in all meeting rooms for the following items: Glass/Plastic Newspaper White Paper · Pitchers of Water (instead of bottled) · Sponsor Logo’s on screen in meeting room in lieu of paper agenda · Offer biodegradable coffee cups and lids
Housekeeping · Bed linens will only be changed daily upon request from the guest. Otherwise, they are changed on the morning of the third day (ie. after 2 nights). Towels that are hung up will not be taken away to be laundered. This is a huge savings in water used to wash the linens and minimizes the amount of detergents pumped back into the water system. · Discarded linens, towels, shampoos, soaps, etc. are donated to shelters in the city. · Our dry-cleaning supplier uses eco-friendly products.
Engineering · We use low flow showerheads and aerators in the guest room bathrooms. In all areas of the hotel we use compact fluorescent bulbs, where the fixtures allow. In the public area washrooms, we use motion sensor taps and urinals. Any projects we complete are done with attention to energy conservation. · Guest rooms and meeting rooms not in use or being set have lights turned off and air conditioning turned down. · We use water based paints and finishes. · Our DDC system has allowance to utilize 'free cooling' when available. This allows us to shut off the chillers in the shoulder seasons. We also use the DDC system to shut off the heating steam when the outside air temperature is above 72 degrees F. · Escalators, which are big electricity consumers, to the Convention level are shut off when there are no functions taking place on the floor. · We also work in conjunction with BC Hydro Power Smart and their initiatives. This spring, through the BC Hydro E-points program, we completed a project which replaced any remaining inefficient T12 lighting with more efficient T8 lighting. · Engineering also participates actively in recycling (such as batteries and light bulbs) and use “ECO” lamps or light bulbs, which are environmentally friendly when discarded.
Kitchen · Along with a strong recycling program (glass, plastic, tetra pak containers) we also recycle oil (it is not poured down the drain) and conserve water wherever possible. · Leftover foods that can be donated are donated to various shelters/charities. · Our food and beverage team continues to outsource locally grown produce in support of the hotel community. 95% of our seafood items are part of the Oceanwise program which includes only sustainable seafood. · Our Executive Chef is working with City of Vancouver on a resource combusting program to reduce the amount of trash.
We believe it is our duty to live and work responsibly in order to take an active role in the protection of our environment. We look forward to increasing our initiatives and making our world a better place.
The Staff at Hyatt Regency Vancouver