Vancouver Hotel Goes Green

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Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside Unveils Eco-Friendly Initiatives

The Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside has unveiled an array of eco-friendly initiatives that they have taken to create an environmentally-supportive hotel experience for all guests.

The Renaissance Vancouver hotel has received a 4 Green Key™ Rating from the Hotel Association of Canada (HAC). The HAC Green Key Eco-Rating Program is unique in that it is administered entirely on-line. The audit consists of 5 sections: Corporate Environmental Management, Housekeeping, Food & Beverage Operations, Conference & Meeting Facilities and Engineering. The 4 Green Key™ Rating denotes a hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. The downtown Vancouver, Canada hotel received a four out of five Green Key™ rating.

The Vancouver hotel's environmental initiatives began in 1998 with a group of concerned employees who formed the Renaissance Environmental Committee. They originally aimed to implement a more effective recycling program but ended up redefining their goals to include all aspects of operating a sustainable business. Currently, the hotel has environmental programs for: waste reduction and recycling; energy reduction and efficiency; water conservation; sustainable purchasing; and air quality.

The Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside is committed to being environmentally conscious and is fully involved in Marriott International's companywide program known as ECHO - Environmentally Conscious Hospitality Operations. The hotel has taken award-winning strides with its ongoing sustainability initiatives, thereby significantly lowering operating costs and increasing market share that results from being an eco-efficient hotel. From environmentally-friendly cleaning supplies and in-room recycling bins to energy and water conservation programs, this Vancouver hotel has put in place over ten separate "green" programs within the hotel.

So, discover a hotel that cares about the planet just as much as you do, and experience the Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside, and enjoy a hotel that is going not just green, but stylishly green.

About Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside:
The Renaissance Vancouver Hotel Harbourside is located on the waterfront in British Columbia, in the heart of the city. Within walking distance of the Alaska Cruise Ship Terminal and the Vancouver Convention and Exhibition Centre, as well as being just steps away from shopping, Historic Gastown and the 1,000 acre Stanley Park, this Vancouver waterfront hotel is perfectly positioned. This Vancouver business hotel offers 18,000 square feet of meeting and event space, a fully equipped fitness center with indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness area. Whether traveling for business or pleasure, this downtown Vancouver, BC Canada hotel has something for everyone. For more information, or to make a reservation, call (604) 689-9211 or visit


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