By Don Douloff, October 30, 2008
All of the Sandman Hotel Group’s Hotels, Suites and Signature properties, from Montreal to Vancouver, have earned a Four Green Key Rating through the Hotel Association of Canada’s Green Key Eco-Rating Programme.
The voluntary eco-rating programme recognizes hotels that have taken significant steps towards sustainability through participation in environmental programmes, best management practices, training programmes and engineering solutions that have benefited the environment and the local community.
For a Four Green Key Rating, each of the hotels has demonstrated national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide-ranging policies and practices in the areas of energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste management, community outreach and building infrastructure. Recently, Sandman launched a chain-wide, room-recycling programme.