There are 46 properties currently listed in Victoria. At this time there are 23 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 12 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Parkside Victoria Resort has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Parkside Victoria Resort 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, Parkside Victoria Resort employs 53 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Parkside Victoria Resort please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Our resort hotel is built to LEED Platinum Standards, awaiting final certification.
Hotel-wide policy/policies incorporate commitment to the following: Energy conservation Sustainability Promotion of the use of public transit by guests and staff The three “Rs” - Recycling, Reduction and Reuse. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Reduction of pollutants Pure air policy (IAC) Conservation of water resources Reduction of carbon footprint Monitoring energy use and em missions Best Practice Commissioning
Green Communication programs to guests & staff:
Green suggestion boxes, employee awards for new ideas, green newsletter, “green 10 steps” brochures and boards throughout building explaining LEED Platinum initiatives, Greener than Green VCR. Front desk staff trained to record green ideas or complaints in log to turn over to the Green Team. In future plans, “Green” activities and crafts for guests – reuse of soaps, creation of quality recycled craft paper, composting techniques and practice of clean vermaculture. Green buttons for those employees that promote ideas and educate guests so the public recognizes employees with “Green” expertise.
We have initiated a “Green Clean” program and are obtaining quotations from suppliers of recycled paper products as well as green printing through Hemlock… Our communication with suppliers is mainly through the cheque-book encouraging those that adhere to green practices by dealing with them. We focus on purchasing food products that are organically grown within 100 miles. When we built the hotel, subtrades were required to conform to LEED Platinum reporting standards.
We prefer environmentally friendly products when we need a purchase. We use recycled papers, we work with 100% carbon neutral companies such as Hemlock, we have a Green Cream program at our spa working with B. Kamin, our operations team use grean seal products. We also use our staff carpenters when we need to build something for the resort, decreasing our carbon foot print.
We provide green brochures which explain how our hotel is environmentally friendly through the LEED program and green explanations in suite manuals. Notes and tent cards instruct guests on recycling, to save energy and water by not changing towels or sheets as often, turning lights out etc... LEED tours and sign boards educate guests meeting the intent of this strategy. We provide educational LEED tours to our guests showcasing the LEED standards of our building and our sustainable practices. We have signs discouraging guests using plastics water bottles. Our guest directory includes detailed recycling instructions. We have notes in the rooms discouraging guests from getting their sheets washed every single day.
Energy Star rated appliances are used throughout the resort. 75% of product packaging is recycled 100% chemicals in the kitchen/dining area has been replaced with environmentally friendly alternatives