There are 206 properties currently listed in San Diego. At this time there are 47 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 28 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Courtyard San Diego Downtown has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Courtyard San Diego Downtown 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, Courtyard San Diego Downtown employs 36 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Courtyard San Diego Downtown please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
• One of 14 commercial properties competing in the EPA energy reduction Biggest Loser contest.
SDG&E Honoree recipient as Energy Champion 2010
Guestrooms have been outfitted with Digital Thermostats with passive motion sensors to turn off air conditioning when the guest leaves the room.
Guestroom vanity sinks have been outfitted with a water savings restrictor that reduces water flow from 2.5 GPM to 1.25GPM without losing pressure.
Fire Stairwells, Back of the House corridors and storage rooms have been outfitted with Motion sensors for the lighting controls.
Lobby lighting dimming package has been configured to take advantage of passive day lighting as well as reduced lighting on overnight hours.
Management and line employees chair the Hotels monthly Green Team meetings.
Restaurant to go coffee cups, drink cups, utensils, to go boxes and straws are made from recyclable, bio-degradable or corn base materials.
Guestroom as well as meeting room receptacles provided for recycling.
Hotel celebrates Eco-holidays such as Earth Hour, Earth Day, Car pool/Public Trans week and has a special room package deal where you receive a tree in a box.
Hotel employees utilize public transportation
Condiment products are packaged in post consumer resin containers or in PCR bulk containers and served through pump dispensers reducing landfill waste.
Left over breads, danish and fruit is donated 3 times weekly to a local womens homeless shelter.
Old furnishings, linens and unclaimed lost and found are donated to a local homeless shelter.
Green chemicals are used by the housekeeping staff and in the laundry