Green Key Global, the international certification body evaluating sustainable hotel operations, has awarded its 5 Green Keys rating to The Westin Ottawa, for its Green Key Meetings Program.
The hotel is the first Starwood property to receive 5 Green Keys for both the Green Key Eco-Rating Program and Green Key Meetings Program.
‘Leave Nothing Behind,’ the hotel’s waste-management policy, encourages conference exhibitors to recycle onsite or find ways for the materials to be reused without negatively affecting the environment.
The hotel also launched a program giving planners the option to offset the carbon produced from meetings and events.
In addition, the hotel’s green-meetings team undertakes regular energy and water audits, as it works toward Starwood’s mission to save 30 per cent in energy and 20 per cent in water by 2020.
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