Green Concierge Certification
Our Environmental PolicyThe Santa Fe Sage Inn, is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees and our guest as well as the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to adopt environmentally responsible business practices by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic cleaning products. We are committed to these goals while maintaining our high standards for customer comfort and enjoyment.
Our Participation in Phase One of the Green Concierge Certification®In January of 2013, the Santa Fe Sage Inn voluntarily agreed to participate in HospitalityGreen’s, Green Concierge (GC) Certification® Program. The property is currently in Phase One of the (GC) Certification Program. Throughout the year our property will continue to improve and track our environmental sustainable practices. It is our intention to qualify as a Tier One – Bronze facility under the GC Certification program by the close of 2013.
Our Sustainable Practices
In pursuit of our goal to attain GC Certification, we are currently implementing the following practices:
- We are replacing all expired light bulbs with energy efficient ones;
- Weekly we recycle plastic, paper and aluminum;
- Low flow toilets and fixtures are in all bathrooms;
- Guests participate in a towel re-use program;
- Email confirmations and E-Brochures are used to reduce the amount of paper products used;
- We use a minimum of 30% recycled content writing papers;
- Our bathroom tissue comes from minimum 50% recycled content paper;
- We dispose of hazardous waste according to state regulations;
- We use non-toxic cleaning products in our guest rooms;
- We provide a courtesy fan for our guest to central transportation hubs and local events
- We reduce waste by buying in bulk.
What is HospitalityGreen’s Green Concierge Certification®Hospitality Green LLC is a New York based consulting firm specializing in environmental and operations consulting services. HospitalityGreen partners with service-based and product-based clients throughout the hospitality, manufacturing and institutional healthcare industries, to implement sustainable business practices.
The Green Concierge Certification®, conceived by HospitalityGreen in 2009, works with tourism and lodging facilities throughout the U.S. to help improve their economic vitality and their sustainable business practices without compromising service delivery or customer satisfaction.
There are 118 facilities currently participating in the Green Concierge (GC) Certification program. The GC Certification provides a third –party audit for performance-based improvements in resource use, conservation and environmentally conscious practices.
The GC Certification process is structured in three tiers (Bronze, Silver and Gold) – with each tier providing a realistic benchmark and advancement to subsequent tiers dependent upon a business’ commitment, their verifiable resource tracking and their dedication to increasingly rigorous sustainable practices.
The GC Certification is recognized in an elite group of national and international third party certification programs.
For more information on the Green Concierge Certification, visit www.hospitalitygreen.com
The Santa Fe Sage Inn & Suites is the 7th largest hotel in Santa Fe, New Mexico with 144 rooms and 9 Suites. The Santa Fe Sage Inn is an excellent choice for affordable lodging in downtown Santa Fe, NM, connecting guests to the heart of Santa Fe. The Santa Fe Sage Inn offers attractive, comfortable rooms with a wealth of complimentary amenities including a “Fresh Start” breakfast, exercise facility, guest laundry, wireless high-speed internet and downtown shuttle services. The Santa Fe Sage Inn is located only six blocks from the Historic Santa Fe Plaza and across the street from the Railyard Park dining and shopping district.