There are 58 properties currently listed in Quebec. At this time there are 12 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 6 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. L`hotel Du Vieux Quebec has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating L`hotel Du Vieux Quebec 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, L`hotel Du Vieux Quebec employs 50 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by L`hotel Du Vieux Quebec please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
L’Hôtel du Vieux Quebec is committed to reducing its impact on our natural environment. We have launched a series of new initiatives to lighten our ecological footprint, and have several larger-scale projects in the planning phase. Here is our “progress page”, which details what we have achieved to date, and the exciting projects on the horizon. Travel can be environmentally taxing, and we’d like to ensure that your stay is the greenest it can be!
Hôtel du Vieux Québec is proud to be participating in Earth Day and will purchase carbon credits to offset the emissions created by each occupied room on April 22, 2009.
What we have achieved:
Conversion to 100 % recycled toilet paper, tissue and paper towels in our guestrooms and public bathrooms (Cascades products). Conversion to 100% recycled paper in our administrative offices and front desk. Conversion to compact fluorescent light bulbs wherever possible, and conscientious disposal of the used bulbs. Water efficient toilets have been installed in all renovated guestrooms. All pre-renovation toilets have been installed with toilet tank fill diverters. Recycling receptacles in all rooms for mixed use recycling. Elimination of disposable cups in guestrooms. Glassware and ceramic mugs are provided for water and coffee. Ceramic plates, metal cutlery and cloth napkins are provided in the complimentary breakfast baskets. Exclusive use of Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified wood in all future renovation and capital projects. All new furniture is custom made by local producers using LEED certified materials. We purchase used furniture from other hotels and refinish/rebuild it to suit our needs. Exclusive use of environmentally friendly cleaning products. To be launched in 2009:
Elimination of amenities bottles, and conversion to amenity dispensers, filled with high quality, locally made natural beauty products that are not tested on animals. In progress. Carbon offsetting options for guests. Installation of a filtered water dispenser in the hotel lounge. Guestrooms will be provided with reusable water carafes, and guests will be encouraged to refill their portable water bottles at the water dispenser, to reduce guest bottled water consumption. We are waiting delivery. Completion of an internal energy audit to assess our environmental strengths and weaknesses. In progress. All faucets in bathrooms will be installed with aerators for water saving. In progress. Fair trade, shade grown, organic coffee will be provided as the coffee of choice in all guestrooms. We cannot find fair trade organic coffee for the rooms which has to be in 4 cup pouches. However, we have switched the coffee in the lounge to Fair Trade organic. External environmental audit and application to the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program. In progress. Our future plans:
Installation of LED lighting systems in our meeting room, and other facility rooms in the hotel. We have installed a few but they are not adequate so we are looking for a better product. Installation of a “green roof” on the rooftop of the hotel, to allow for natural cooling of the hotel, a green escape for hotel guests, and a habitat for plant and bird life in the heart of the walled city. We have submitted our plans to the city and are awaiting approval. Installation of solar panels to offset our grid energy consumption.