Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel

4.2 (122 reviews)

7551 Westminster Highway, Richmond, BC, V6X 1A3, Canada   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: (604) 273-7878   •  Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8291

4.2

Green Hotel

Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel - Exterior

 

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The Sheraton Vancouver Airport Hotel is proud to have received the 4 Key Green Key Rating from the Hotel Association of Canada.  This award is given to a hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. Mature programs that involve management, employees, guests and the public have shown substantial and measurable results.  Here are some of the things we do to make a difference:

Environmental Practices

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Energy & Water Conservation

  • Energy efficient lighting
  • Low flow shower heads and toilets
  • Convention floor lighting is turned off when not in use
  • Linen and towel reuse program
  • Chemical cleaners are being phased out and replaced with biodegradable/vegetable-based and/or non-toxic alternatives
  • Sensors and water conserving faucets in all public restrooms and in staff areas

Recycling and Environmentally Friendly Purchasing

  • All guestrooms, offices and meeting rooms offer recycling options and signage to encourage recycling and reduce waste
  • We use a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled paper which saves energy, trees water, bleach and landfill space
  • When replacing old equipment, there a policy in place to give energy efficient equipment high priority
  • Linens, towels, and other items that no longer meet guest standards are donated to local charities/staff
  • Chemical cleaners are being phased out and replaced with biodegradable/vegetable-based and/or non-toxic alternatives
  • Local organic produce, sustainable seafood and fair trade products are purchased whenever possible
  • Bulk dispensers and products are purchased and used whenever possible
  • Suppliers' environmental policies are requested and evaluated before making purchasing decisions

Raising Awareness and Communication 

  • Environmental issues and solutions are communicated to all staff and guests to  increase environmental awareness
  • Green committee meetings are held monthly
  • Guestrooms are now 100% smoke-free
  • Signage to encourage recycling and reduce waste in guestrooms and with all staff is placed throughout the Hotel

Conference & Meeting Facilities

  • Brand new high efficient HVAC system in place that is controlled by programmable thermostats set to function schedules
  • Dimmer controls are offered in all meeting rooms
  • All meeting rooms are equipped with recycling bins
  • Note pads, napkins, office paper, and other paper products are purchased with a minimum of 30% recycled content
  • Whiteboards are available in meeting rooms to reduce the use of flipcharts and water-based markers and pens provided instead of permanent ink markers
  • Optional water pitchers instead of water bottles and choice of jugs of juices are available instead of individual bottles
  • On-line catering menus
  • Double-sided printing on photocopiers and printers whenever possible

How can our guests help?

  • Participate in our Make a Green Choice program
  • Re-use towels
  • Recycle paper and plastics in your guestrooms and meeting rooms
  • Turn off the lights, TV and radio in your guestroom 
  • Turn off the heating or air conditioning in your guestroom while you are away and close the drapes

How can Meeting Planners and Event Organizers Help?

  • Consider locally made, environmentally friendly products with recycled content if you are purchasing gifts for your attendees
  • Post conference material on-line or use a USB or CD instead of printing large sums of paper
  • Double side any printed material on recycled paper 
  • Use the complimentary Hotel shuttle bus when coming in from the airport or organize a carpool if commuting to the meeting
  • Let your attendees know about all of the environmental practices you have taken and promote awareness
  • A Meeting Impact Report can be supplied to your organization which focuses on evaluating data related to energy consumption, water consumption, waste management, sustainable food choices and  any volunteer programs related to your recent event.
  • Please ask us about our Carbon Offset Program that allows you to offset your meeting’s carbon footprint by donating to a sustainability project of your choice through Starwood’s global Carbon Offsetting Partner.