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The Westin Verasa Napa
1314 Mckinstry Street  · NapaCalifornia94559 · United States  • Phone: 1-888-627-7169 · Hotel Reservations: 888-627-7169
Local Time: 9:06 AM • Weather: Overcast, 16 °C / 61 °F
 

Going Green

Sustainability at The Westin Verasa Napa

At The Westin Verasa Napa we understand how important it is to care for our environment and were recently awarded with a Silver certification from the Green Seal TM Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties. This means we meet environmental standards for waste minimization, water and energy efficiency, hazardous substances handling and environmentally responsible purchasing.

Here is a small sample of the many things we are doing to impact our guests and our environment (Sustainability Fact Sheet):

 

Water Conservation

How We Can Make A Difference?

What Are We Doing?

  • Toilets, faucets, and shower heads have been replaced with water conserving fixtures
  • Xeriscape outdoor landscaping includes plants tolerant of climate with a soaker hose watering system
  • Sweeping procedures are in place for cleaning of outside sidewalks and drives instead of hose washing
  • Linens and towels are washed through a partnership with a local LEED Certified Plant
  • Cleaning chemicals such as dishwashing, laundry, and housekeeping are biodegradable and environmentally preferable products

What Can You Do?

 

Waste Conservation

Recycle & Re-use

What Are We Doing?

  • All guest rooms, public spaces and offices equipped with recycle bins
  • Used kitchen grease is recycled into bio-fuel
  • Organic Food Waste and Yard Waste is recycled into fertilizer
  • Damaged linen and unclaimed lost and found items such as clothing, shoes, and books are donated to partners for recycling or re-use
  • Guest room amenity bottles are made from 100% recycled plastic, are provided in single use portions and unused portions are donated to charity
  • Donation of excess food banquet events to a local food bank when possible

What Can You Do?

  • Make smart decisions when purchasing products, including the consideration of product packaging
  • Reuse containers and products
  • Recycle materials ranging from paper to food scraps, yard trimmings, and electronics
  • Purchase products manufactured with recycled content
 

Energy Conservation

Management & Efficiency

What Are We Doing?

  • Energy efficient CFL lighting in guest rooms, meeting space and in hotel's public spaces where compatible
  • Lighting, computers, and equipment in all areas are turned off when not in use
  • Replace electronic equipment with high energy star efficient models where compatible

What Can You Do?

  • Turn off lights whenever you leave a room
  • Unplug unused electronics, chargers, etc from outlets. This can account for more than 10% of your monthly energy bill
  • Replace light bulbs with compact fluorescent lights. Efficient fluorescent light bulbs use less than half the energy than traditional incandescent bulbs do to produce the same amount of light, and they last a lot longer
 

Hazardous Substance Handling

Maintaining A Safe Environment

What Are We Doing?

  • Replacement of hazardous substances with less hazardous alternatives when possible
  • Chemicals purchased in bulk or concentrate are purchased in lowest possible volume based on usage
  • Storage of necessary hazardous items is monitored and mixing areas for concentrated products have adequate drainage and ventilation
  • Use of environmentally preferable paints
  • Proper disposal or recycling of hazardous products such as batteries, light bulbs, computer equipment, and toner cartridges
 

Environmentally Sensitive Purchasing

A Sense Of Responsibility

What Are We Doing?

  • Creation of policy to purchase in bulk when applicable and avoid single use products
  • Minimization of disposable foodservice items
  • Use Environmentally Preferable paper products with recycled content
  • Partner with local vendors for local product supply when possible
  • Pest control company held to uses integrated products which are environmentally friendly
  • Reuse, refinish, reupholster durable goods such as furniture and fixtures for continued use or resale
  • Elimination of styrofoam in food and beverage services
  • Elimination of offerings of threatened seafood species from our menus
  • Guestroom keycards are made from recycled content
 

Banquets and Meetings

Make Your Event Green

What Are We Doing?

  • Organic foods are an option if guest desires in Banquets
  • Local food products are offered
  • Paperless sales tools such as eMenus are available
  • Sustainable green meeting options and "Clutter Free Meetings”
  • Tracking tool available for meeting planners to see their environmental meeting impact footprint
  • View our special Sustainable Meeting Offer