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The Westin Calgary
320 4th Avenue SW • Calgary, AB T2P 2S6 • Phone: (403) 266-1611 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-8417
Local Time: 12:27 AM • Weather: Overcast, -4 °C
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Green Initiatives at the Westin Calgary

Environmental Certification/Rating:

Awarded 4-Green Keys from Hotel Association of Canada.

A 4-Green Key rating is awarded to a hotel that has "shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through wide ranging policies and practices. The Hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, guests, and the public, and which have shown substantial and measurable results."

Energy and Water Conservation:

  • All meeting spaces are 100% powered by Alberta-made wind power via BullFrog Power
  • Energy efficient lighting systems using CFL technology throughout property wherever applicable
  • All new equipment is energy star rated
  • In-Room "Make A Green Choice" program rewards guests for choosing to conserve water, energy and chemicals in their guestroom
  • Guest linen and towel reuse program
  • Pressure wash surfaces on a need-only basis
  • Linen-free banquet buffet-stations
  • Sourcing of local product whenever available

Waste Minimization:

  • Comprehensive recycling program throughout building
  • Recycling receptacles provided in every guest room, meeting room and all back-of-house areas and offices
  • Composting of organic kitchen food waste
  • Styrofoam free facility
  • Recycling of kitchen grease and oils
  • Water Bubblers and filtered tap-water is provided to staff in lieu of bottled water
  • Paperless check-in
  • Sustainable food and beverage choices on our dining menus
  • All office paper is made from 30% post-consumer content
  • Green office supplies
  • Donation of partially used bathroom amenities to "Calgary Drop-In Center" (homeless shelter)
  • Donation of old linen and terrycloth products to local and international charities benefitting communities in need
  • Liquidation of old furniture for hotel associate purchase or donation to local charities
  • Sustainable food purchasing guidelines including Seafood Watch
  • Westin "Clutter-Free" meetings reduces:
    • Waste of note-pads, pens and other meeting utensils
    • Use of bottled water
  • Bulk-offering of condiments on food-stations whenever applicable and compliant with health-code

Indoor Environmental Quality:

  • 100% smoke free facility
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products used in guestrooms and stewarding
  • Low VOC paints, primers and basecoats
  • All carpet abides by GRI Green Label policies
  • Green Seal certified laundry cleaning detergents
  • Live plants in public areas

Performance Tracking and Reporting:

  • Participation in Energard, a utility benchmarking program
  • Participation in Starwood's annual Carbon Disclosure Project survey

Raising Awareness Through Engagement:

  • Guest communication through in-room collateral promoting "Make A Green Choice"
  • Monthly Green Team Meetings
  • Green Meetings Program
  • The Westin participates in various volunteer events throughout the year, giving back to the community:
    • Raising funds for cancer research
    • Calgary parks and river cleanup
    • Calgary food-bank
    • Brown Bagging for Kids providing lunches for Calgary's less fortunate school children