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Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Atlanta Green Hotel

As an environmentally savvy traveler to Atlanta, Georgia you will be happy to learn there are four hotels which meet strict Green Seal lodging standards making them an Atlanta Green Hotel. Three of the hotels hold a silver rating having met the requirements which span nine pages of a Green Seal Certification Checklist.


Green Hotels have quite an impact on the environment, an average hotel purchases more products in a week than one hundred families do in a year. By being a Green Hotel there are many opportunities to improve sustainability and reduce impact. By staying in an Atlanta Green Hotel you can rest peacefully knowing you are in an environmentally safer place and are helping the earth by being environmentally friendly.


These Atlanta Green Hotels follow standards such as waste recycling/minimization by having recycle containers in guest rooms and placed around the property. Reducing water consumption by installing low-flow toilets and shower heads and allowing you to decide when the sheets and towels need to be laundered. All efforts are made to be environmentally conscious by the use of energy efficient appliances, light bulbs and energy saving insulation and weather stripping. Cleaning supplies, paints and floor coverings are all earth friendly and soap, shampoo and conditioner are in bulk dispensers instead of individual packaging which reduces landfill impact.


The Ellis Hotel, a boutique Atlanta Green Hotel, has earned a silver rating and offers sustainable fine dining with ingredients purchased from local farmers, fishermen and producers. The Ellis Hotel is centrally located within convenient walking distance to many of the downtown attractions.


The Emory Conference Center Hotel is surrounded by 26 acres of forest preserve on the Emory University Campus, six miles from downtown Atlanta. Not only does this Atlanta Green Hotel have a silver rating, The Emory Conference Center has received a LEED silver certification from the US Green Building Council.


On Peachtree Street, The Renaissance Atlanta Midtown Hotel is steps away from the Peachtree Street's Midtown Mile and a few short blocks from the Georgia Tech campus. This Atlanta Green Hotel has a silver rating and is owned by Marriott which has received the U.S. EPA Sustained Excellence Award for three consecutive years.
With a bronze rating, another Atlanta Green Hotel is The Westin Peachtree Plaza also on Peachtree Street and in the very heart of downtown. The Altlanta Green Hotel offers the best view of the city from the revolving roof-top restaurant.


Not yet rated but offering sustainable practices is Stonehurst Place a smaller Atlanta Green Hotel in Midtown. The 19th century mansion underwent an eco-friendly transformation with the installation of solar panels and solar-heated water tanks.


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