Five new Silverbirch Hotels & Resorts‘ properties have been awarded Green Key designation under the globally recognized Green Key Eco-Rating Program. With the new additions, all 14 of SilverBirch’s hotels across Canada are now Green Key certified.
The latest hotels to receive the designation are:
- DoubleTree by Hilton™ West Edmonton
- Home2 Suites by Hilton® West Edmonton
- DoubleTree by Hilton™ Hotel and Conference Centre Regina
- Homewood Suites by Hilton® Halifax-Downtown
- Hampton Inn by Hilton™ Halifax-Downtown
Each received four Green Key recognition for sustainable operations. In addition, Silverbirch reports that the Residence Inn® by Marriott Vancouver Downtown now boasts a five-Key rating, the highest ranking available.
“It’s an honour for all of our hotels to have earned such high ratings under the Green Key Eco-Rating Program,” says Steve Giblin, president and CEO, SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts. “Our hotels are committed to operating responsibly and adhere to sustainable practices to reduce our footprint in the local environment.”
“We are delighted to see a company such as SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts demonstrate its commitment to sustainable lodging practices throughout Canada. They clearly share our vision of providing travellers with environmentally friendly choices,” says Tony Pollard, managing director for Green Key Global. “We are proud to have the SilverBirch Hotels & Resorts family of properties as members of Green Key Global.”
SilverBirch has a sustainability initiative that supports socially responsible practices that positively impact its stakeholders, the communities it operates in, and the environment so that its present needs can be met without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. This includes, among others, activities promoting waste reduction, energy efficiency, community outreach, education, and cradle to grave design. In addition, each of SilverBirch’s hotels has its own Green Team, which focuses on integrating sustainable practices into daily operations.