There are 204 properties currently listed in San Francisco. At this time there are 41 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 17 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Orchard Hotel has been awarded a 5 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Orchard Hotel 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, Orchard Hotel employs 48 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Orchard Hotel please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
From our Employee Handbook:
WELCOME TO THE ORCHARD HOTELS – THE GREENEST HOTELS IN SAN FRANCISCO!
The management and staff of the Orchard Hotel and the Orchard Garden Hotel believe that to achieve our goals of becoming the premiere boutique hotels in the United States, we must lead not only economically, but environmentally and socially as well. We understand that we are in a prominent position to affect the environment in the U.S.
We believe that our corporate responsibility goes beyond our proprietary borders and we endeavor to cooperate with our neighbors and our suppliers to develop our business in a sustainable manner. Every effort will be made to conserve resources throughout our operations. Each department will seek products and services of local origin and that are environmentally benign. Preference will be given to environmentally responsible service suppliers. The company will choose to hire local whenever possible. Our success will be determined on a yearly basis with a commitment to improve. Furthermore, the company will not only meet existing environmental laws and regulations, but go beyond the status quo and seek techniques and approaches that position us ahead of our competition.
Our policy towards the environment will be readily available and promoted to our business partners and guests. Growth of our company depends on our abilities to minimize or eliminate our impacts on our surroundings. Our ultimate success depends on the environment of the United States, without a beautiful country, our customers will cease to come. Our company’s future and the future of our environment are interconnected.
We acknowledge that the standards for providing an eco-friendly environment at the Orchard Hotel and Orchard Garden Hotel include personal responsibility for creating a green environment at the hotel through our daily actions.
The Orchard Hotels will continue in the commitment to the environment through new initiatives and processes. It is each and everyone’s obligation to acquire knowledge of any new standards and participate in continued training.
We are committed to designing, building and managing innovative and sustainable hotels that provide our guests with authentic and comfortable accommodations as well as protect the natural environment and respect the local communities in which we operate.
Here’s to making a difference!
Stefan Mühle General Manager and Regional Director Portfolio Hotels & Resorts
To gain a deeper understanding of our commitment, you may refer to the 3rd party checklists/scorecards from...
* USGBC (LEED-EB certification) * Green Seal * San Francisco Department of the Environment