There are 129 properties currently listed in Seattle. At this time there are 29 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 17 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. The Edgewater has been awarded a 2 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating The Edgewater 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, The Edgewater employs 20 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by The Edgewater please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
EDGEWATER HOTEL GREEN INITATIVES
Hotel-Wide Recycling: Cardboard Paper Phone books Glass and plastics Batteries Fluorescent bulbs and ballasts Outdated computer equipment and electronics
Composting: Food waste Waxed cardboard Grounds waste (clippings, organics) All hotel collateral materials made of minimum 30% post-consumer recycled content or greater.
The Edgewater works with several different charities to donate used furnishings and accessories.
Housekeeping Operations Laundry The hotel’s laundry soap is phosphate-free Wherever possible, chemicals used in the hotel are dispensed from a concentrate to reduce packaging utilizing reusable containers. Guest Rooms Linen / Towel Reuse Program cards are located in each guest room to provide the opportunity for guests to assist in conservation. Shower / vanity amenities are packaged in smaller user sizes to reduce waste. Sheets are changed every other day on stay over rooms. Liquid guest amenities that are half full are collected upon checkout and donated to a homeless shelter.
Human Resources The Edgewater encourages the use of our online/paperless application process The hotel uses a paperless biometric time clock and web-based time management system eliminating timecards. Direct deposit encouraged for employees to reduce banking-related transportation emissions. Public Transportation incentive programs are offered to employees.
Property Operations and Maintenance Guest bathrooms incorporate water-saving fixtures including shower heads, faucet aerators, and low-flow toilets. Hallway corridor lights utilize compact fluorescent bulbs. Exit lighting fixtures utilize LED bulbs. Comprehensive preventative-maintenance plans are in place to maximize efficiency of all mechanical equipment regardless of age. New installations of mechanical equipment specify energy-efficient equipment and/or Energy Star certification. Back-of-the house spaces and closets utilize timers for lighting to reduce energy consumption. Hotel guest rooms retrofitted with argon-gas thermal pane windows and sliding deck doors. Wherever possible, latex-based paints and finishes are used. Guest room fireplaces operate on timers to automatically turn off for natural gas usage reduction. Meeting spaces have dimmers installed on incandescent lighting and energy-efficient film on windows.
Front Desk / Guest Service Operations Hotel has easy access to public transportation, bus lines, waterfront trolley, and train station. Hotel provides bicycles for guests as alternate transportation. Hotel utilizes 100% recyclable guest key cards as well as a paperless checkin/checkout process availability. Guests have the option whether to receive a daily newspaper.
Restaurant Operations Our Six-Seven restaurant utilizes local growers and food suppliers for fresher products requiring less transportation. Wherever possible, chemicals used in the hotel are dispensed from a concentrate to reduce packaging utilizing reusable containers. Use all Cedar Grove compostable take out and disposable ware / disposable silverware made from compressed plant starch. All bulk grease from kitchen operations is recycled to a bio-fuel company. All serving utensils are reusable.