There are 29 properties currently listed in Wheat Ridge. At this time there are 3 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 3 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood has been awarded a 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood 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, Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood employs 30 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Holiday Inn Denver Lakewood please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Our hotel has implemented a variety of green practices aimed at reducing waste and conserving energy resources. Throughout our multi-million dollar renovation, we've taken extraordinary measures to 'think green' in what we buy, how we dispose of un-needed materials, and run a socially responsible, eco-friendly, 'green' hotel
Recycling program: including cardboard, aluminum glass, paper, plastic, and ink cartridges Using recycled glass, paper, and plastic products as a standard 'Conserving for tomorrow' linen and towel use - asking guests to reuse their towels and linens rather than daily washing to reduce water consumption Energy Efficient Lighting: we have replaced 2,000 light bulbs with higher efficiency lighting. Every exit sign in the building was replaced with a LED model rather than incandescent; our Holiday Inn sign will also be LED which will be 85% more energy efficient than the neon signs they replace. Our guestrooms have LED nightlights so that our guests can find their way to the bathroom at night, without leaving the bathroom lights on all night. (AHLA studies show that a tremendous percentage of guests do leave the lights on at night when staying in hotels) Equipment - just installed the new UWTV 300g washing machine by UniMac (the housekeeping staff has nicknamed Hercules for its ability to wring so much water out of each load). The UWTV uses less water than conventional bath-style rinses and requires significantly shorter drying time (without the additional steel, partes and materials) than any comparable machine on the market. Reduced water consumption translates into less hot water and lower gas consumption; fast cycle times equals less electricity. Also uses recycled materials. Any new appliance we purchase must be Energy Star rated. Training - we have implemented ongoing training for employees on 'being green' Occupancy sensors: we've begun installing 'back of the house' occupancy sensors to automatically turn lights on when a room is entered and turn them off when the space is unused. Low flow shower-heads - our low-flow shower heads are more energy efficient, yet still give good water pressure for the guests shower Low Flow toilets - we have begun replacing existing toilets with low-flow toilets, starting with public areas and looking to move into guestrooms During our renovation, we have gone to extraordinary measures to keep the items being replaced out of the waste stream by donating them whenever possible. We contact metal recyclers anytime we dispose of metal products that can be recycled. Kitchen - we even recycle the grease used in the kitchen - it's turned into biodiesel fuel. We are negotiating with our food vendors to deliver the same amount of product in half the number of trips to the hotel. All serving utensils and banquet/restaurant napkins and tablecloths are reusable. We use pitchers of water rather than bottled water for banquet events. What's coming next for our Green Hotel?
Ozone System - the hotel is studying the possibility of installing an ozone system in the commercial laundry that will significantly reduce water and gas consumption. ERV System: hotel management is evaluating an ERV system for the kitchen exhaust and the guest room exhaust system. MTS Seating - just ordered, new banquet chairs purchased from MTS Seating with their SynerGreen philosophy, made of recycled materials and at the end of their lifecycle, 84% of the materials can be easily recycled. MTS is the only hospitality seating manufacturer to earn the GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification. IntelliFlo Pool Pump - will be installed before the pool re-opens, which uses an permanent magnet motor (similar to those used in hybrid cars) and are much more energy efficient than a traditional motor and is engineered for a longer life. it's variable speed allows the pump to operate at the lowest speed necessary to accomplish the task assuring the lowest energy use possible.