There are 20 properties currently listed in Sterling. At this time there are 7 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 7 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Towneplace Suites Dulles Airport has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Towneplace Suites Dulles Airport 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, Towneplace Suites Dulles Airport employs 36 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Towneplace Suites Dulles Airport please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
“Going Green” is more than just a fad… it is essential to our success as a hotel, our role in corporate responsibility, and our collective well-being as a planet.
We believe that environmental sustainability means good business! That’s why the TownePlace Suites Dulles is proud to be a leader in “greening” the hospitality industry in the state of Virginia and beyond. We have been acknowledged and awarded with some of the state’s top environmental recognitions, including the Department of Environmental Quality and Virginia Green Lodging.
In addition to being Virginia Green Certified we have received the first annual Marriott “Spirit to Preserve” award. This prestigious award recognizes franchisees that are committed to operating environmentally sustainable hotels.
To learn more about this recognition please click here.
While utilizing sustainable practices in all aspects of our operations, our environmental focus is on the areas of Recycling and Conservation (through waste and consumption reduction). Below are a few examples of everyday practices that showcase our commitment to sustainability… across all departments of our hotel.
* We provide recycling receptacles in all guestrooms and public spaces for guests to dispose of paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass * Our kitchen and pantry are equipped with a grease trap to collect and dispose of grease-waste on a regular basis * Our meetings and catering team utilizes Bic biodegradable pens for use in meetings and events * We ensure that all light bulbs, batteries, and electronic equipment are recycled properly * We provide recycling bins in all “back-of-house” areas for all team members to recycle appropriate materials * Our administrative team recycles toner and ink cartridges
Conservation – Consumption Reduction
* Housekeeping team ensures that all lights and televisions are turned off in all guestrooms * Our kitchen team ensures that our dish washing machine is clean and that the wash, rinse, and sanitize arms are free from lime buildup * We ask all meeting/banquet clients if we can use pitchers of filtered water instead of bottled water * We have installed low-flow water restrictive devices for our faucets, toilets, urinals, and shower heads * During periods of low occupancy, we have a coordinated plan to “shut down” certain floors or wings, ensuring that heating/cooling units and electrical appliances are turned off
Conservation – Waste Reduction
* We have implemented a linen and towel re-use program * Our food and beverage team has eliminated the use of all Styrofoam and plastic cups and containers * Our team encourages guests and clients to use double-sided copying at a reduced two-page cost * Our administrative team has stopped printing daily reports, equaling an annual savings of paper equivalent to 20 miles * We encourage guests/clients to send proposals, marketing materials, and contracts electronically