Conserving water, energy and other resources is rewarding for you and great for the environment. Enjoy a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage outlets or 500 Starpoints® awarded at check-out for each night you decline housekeeping (except day of departure).
It feels good to conserve. Make A Green Choice.
To participate in the Make a Green Choice program, please tell us at check-in or look for the doorhanger in your guestroom.
Other Green Initiatives the Sheraton Imperial Hotel Raleigh-Durham Airport at Research Triangle Park does to impact the environment:
RECYCLING: All departments recycle glass and plastic bottles, office paper, aluminum cans, cardboard and newspaper. We participate with the Think of Green program which uses and recycles ink and toner cartridges, double sided printing, eFolios.
SERVICE: Reusable utensils, cloth napkins and cloth tablecloths are used in food service in our Restaurant and Banquet dept. Water and beverages are served in pitchers and dispensers when possible. Recyclable and biodegradable products are used.
HOUSEKEEPING: Guests have the option of reusing towels and sheets during their stay. Guests also have the option of participating in the Make a Green Choice program, earning a food/beverage credit or SPG Starpoints for each night you decline housekeeping services (except day of departure). Our laundry vendor, ALSCO, uses a state of the art water reclamation system. In addition, housekeepers use electrolyzed water in place of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals in guestrooms. Reusable cleaning rags are washed and sanitized.
KITCHEN: Utilizes electrolyzed water in place of cleaning and sanitizing chemicals. We have added an herb garden in the back of the hotel and use the herbs in our kitchen as well as composting in the Kitchen, Banquets and Restaurant. Using the herbs from garden in food preparation. (would like to put a little more about composting)
SALES AND CATERING: Creates a Meeting Impact Report where we demonstrate the impact of sustainable decisions made within the meeting planning process. We offer sustainable banquet and catering food menu, we keep track of energy, water, waste generated and products recycled in banquet meetings.
LIGHTING: All guest room lamps are equipped with long-lasting energy efficient bulbs as well as LED lighting in all our meeting and banquet rooms.
TRAINING: Hotel personnel are trained in water conservation practices and our recycling policy. Advisories about being good stewards of energy and water resources, not wasting water, and reporting problems or leaks, etc. are posted in employee areas on an ongoing basis. A Sustainability committee has been formed of employees assisting the hotel to its goal for sustainability.
See what a difference a night can make!
37.2 gallons is 596 cups, enough for 1 person to drink almost 2 cups per day for a year.
That's enough to run an Energy Star-rated laptop for 10 hours.
Save Natural Gas
Enough energy to heat a 400 square foot room at 70°F for 4 hours - when it's 10°F outside.
Fewer chemicals equals less toxicity in the environment. And that's good for everyone.
*All amounts estimated based on average guestroom size and materials usage.