There are 57 properties currently listed in Edmonton. At this time there are 27 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 9 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe 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, Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe employs 28 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
• Property recycling program for guests: Blue bins, as well as internal recycling system for bottles, paper, cardboard. • Active Environmental Committee • Purchasing recycled paper products • Recycle toners and cartridges/batteries. • Discarded grease from kitchen is recycled. • Use local suppliers for food items which are traceable on dining menus. • Water conservation through the towel program (option for guests to reuse towels, bedding) • New water conserving high efficiency shower heads. • All of our cleaning products are now organic (Avmor). • We use pourers for cream and portions of butter (rather than individually packaged) in our banquet facilities. As well as water in jugs opposed to bottles. • Our banquet facilities use reusable items such as cloth, glass, ceramic etc. rather than disposable items such as paper and plastic. • Blue bins provided at all meetings and conferences and guest rooms. • Computers on network that enable employees to share information. • Member of eCycle Solutions Inc.; Electronic recycling program • Vegetarian options on all menus. • Natural lighting in restaurant, lounge, 2 meeting rooms • Composting in May 2009 • Process of switching to CFL’s in our guest rooms. • Turning to Sugar based to go packaging. Replacing Styrofoam. • We partner with the Friendship Centre and supply food to those in need. We supply food for approximately 2400 people a year. • Take part in a various number of community affairs; Breast Cancer Awareness, Women’s Emergency Shelter etc. • Mattresses supplied by Simmons who has a zero waste policy and participates in national recycling programs for fabric, wood, foam and steel. • Use Vinegar instead of chemicals to clean work stations. • Solar film on windows. That decreases the amount energy use to heat and cool our promenade. • ReNeu Bath Amenities Soap Change Two changes have been made to the ReNeu Botanicals amenities program: 1) Packaging has changed to a recycled and recyclable clear flow wrap 2) The weight of the soap has decreased by scooping out the back of the bar These changes were made to combat a 10% cost increase and allow the soaps to be more environmentally friendly. • Changing to new supplier of Recycled toner cartridges. We are a currently a member of the Hotel Association of Canada Green Key Program with 3 Green keys.