Simple changes helped Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown earn their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 5 lodging properties rated in Indianapolis. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel.
Indianapolis, IN (Vocus) May 5, 2010
Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown becomes one of 5 lodging properties in Indianapolis, IN to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 6 hotels in Indianapolis have been rated environmentally friendly, and Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is one of 5 lodging properties to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leaf, which is “Very Good” rating.
All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown earn their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become one of 5 lodging properties rated in Indianapolis. It's great to see they're intent on insuring a more sustainable future in travel."
To insure a more sustainable future some of the eco-initiatives put in-place at the property include: an on-site Green Team has been created -- low energy lighting initiatives are in-place -- energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting -- energy sensor initiatives are in-place -- off-grid alternative energy source utilized -- sheets reuse option for multiple night stays -- towels reuse option for multiple night stays -- eco-initiatives are actively promoted to the public -- water conservation initiatives are in-place -- water conserving devices are installed when replacing old fixtures -- recycle containers are located around the property common areas -- compostable disposable service items are utilized -- recycled paper products (bath tissue, facial tissue, paper towels, napkins, etc) are utilized -- environmentally friendly chemicals are used in cleaning -- environmentally friendly detergents are used for laundry -- low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property -- plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown Environmental Self-Audit (http://www.istaygreen.org/ecoaudit.cfm/hid/11312097 ).
Hotels in Indianapolis are becoming progressively greener. In addition to the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown 4 other hotels have recently earned the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Indianapolis lodging properties that have recently been awarded the Green Eco-Leaf Rating include Comfort Suites Fishers, Holiday Inn Express Beech Grove, Microtel Inn and Suites Indianapolis Airport, and University Place Hotel.
The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown is one of 5 Indianapolis lodging properties to achieve the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, it is anticipated that many other properties in the area that are promoting eco-friendly initiatives also will seek to be rated. This eco-rating allows the public to know the specific environmental initiatives in place at a property, which enables the environmentally conscious traveler to make informed lodging decisions.
For additional information about Hilton Garden Inn Indianapolis Downtown contact them at 317-955-9700 or visit http://www.hiltongardenindianapolis.com/ .
To find out how a property can earn the Green Eco-Leaf Rating, contact Richard Varner at 602-864-5553 or visit http://www.iStayGreen.org .
With iStayGreen's rapidly growing searchable directory of 100,000 lodging properties and over 4,500 already Green Eco-Leaf Rated, it's easy for anyone to quickly locate and compare "Green" lodging worldwide. To earn a Green Eco-Leaf Rating, hotels must complete a thorough self-audit, and then are rated based on their eco-initiatives. The site also provides an effective way for hotel owners and operators to promote all of the good "Green" things they are doing. Visitors to the site can create their own profiles, add friends, recommend properties, upload photos, form groups, create and respond to forum threads, make reservations, and add comments and reviews to hotel profiles.