Millbrae, CA, January 02, 2009 --(PR.com
)-- Millwood Inn and Suites has earned a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating this week by completing a 70 point comprehensive eco-audit survey administered by iStayGreen.org - the online social network of environmentally friendly travel.
Millwood Inn and Suites becomes the 1st lodging property in Millbrae, CA to receive the Green Eco-Leaf Rating. Currently 2 hotels in Millbrae (http://www.istaygreen.org/getcityus.cfm/city/Millbrae/st/CA) have been rated environmentally friendly, and Millwood Inn and Suites is the 1st to complete the comprehensive environmental audit administered by iStayGreen.org. The property earned 3 Green Eco-Leafs, which is a "Great" rating.
All Green Eco-Leaf Rated properties are committed to environmentally friendly initiatives California Green Lodging Program - levels. Richard Varner, founder of iStayGreen.org states: "Simple changes helped Millwood Inn and Suites earn their 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating and become the 1st Millbrae lodging property rated. 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: guests are offered the ability to carbon offset their stay - low energy lighting initiatives are in-place - energy efficient lighting is installed when replacing old lighting - energy sensor initiatives are in-place - HVAC control system installed - 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 inside guestrooms - recycle containers are located around the property common areas - reusable food & beverage service is used in lieu of disposable service items - 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 - environmentally friendly chemicals are used for carpet cleaning - the entire property is non-smoking - low VOC materials (paint, adhesives, air freshener, carpet) are used at the property - plus much more. The complete audit can be viewed at Millwood Inn and Suites Environmental Self-Audit (http://www.istaygreen.org/ecoaudit.cfm/hid/10229225).
The lodging industry recognizes the need to create a sustainable future for travel. While the Millwood Inn and Suites is the 1st Millbrae property 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 Millwood Inn and Suites contact them at (650) 583-3935 or visit www.millwoodinn.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.
About Millwood Inn and Suites:
This little gem with attention to detail is a pleasant surprise from the ordinary; from the luxurious down comforters, and choice of pillows, to the many amenities in the rooms. Free buffet breakfast will be a grand start to your perfect day, and free high speed internet access will enable you to stay in touch either from your room or from the business center with secure remote printing capability. A well-equipped fitness center will maintain your exercise routine while you are away from home. The property is located near the San Francisco International Airport and offers a free hotel shuttle service.
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