The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel and EcoStay


The BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel and EcoStay

How big is your footprint? Carbon footprint that is! At the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel in downtown Vancouver we are committed to helping protect our environment by reducing our energy consumption and waste. Our goal is to leave a smaller carbon footprint. That’s why, as of October 1, 2013 we have joined the EcoStay Program by LivClean.

EcoStayTM is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies, and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.

Most of us have by now heard about carbon offsetting. But what is carbon offsetting? Carbon offsetting is balancing the emissions we can’t avoid with projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions on our behalf. By supporting emission-reducing projects we can balance-off all the emissions created in providing you with a comfortable night’s stay.

Under the EcoStay Program, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel will collect $2 per night from hotel guests. Funds will be used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country, making your stay completely carbon neutral, and good for the environment! You may ask “Do I have to pay?” Although 97% of guests participate, it’s always your choice. This fee can be removed from your bill, at your request.

Who’s keeping track? EcoStay is a fully transparent third party program, so you can rest assured that an independent party is monitoring all our collections. All LivClean EcoStay Carbon Offset Projects are listed on CSA Group’s GHG CleanProjectsTM Registry in order to demonstrate consistency with the international series of ISO 14064 standards for greenhouse gases quantification, monitoring, and reporting. This pubic registry can be easily accessed via ecostay.ca or directly at ghgregistries.ca/cleanprojects.

If you are one of the growing number of drivers opting for a hybrid electric vehicle, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel is pleased offer EV chargers in our underground parking lot. It’s one more way that we are working to make our environment greener!

 “Make your next stay in Vancouver an EcoStay!”

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