Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

Main Street Inn - Blacksburg
Blacksburg, VA


Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

Main Street Inn - Blacksburg

34 Suite Hotel located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Blacksburg.

This is our 2nd year of membership.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen service
- Have signage in each guest room explaining the linen reuse procedures 
- Change linens only upon request 
- Train housekeeping staff on our process for optional linen service  
- Purchase water- and energy-efficient washers and dryers 
- Use non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents 
- Minimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals 

Recycle
- Plastic Bottles 
- Newspaper 
- Office paper
Other items recycled by the facility:
 
- Cardboard 

Reduce solid waste
- Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Use high-efficiency hand-dryers 
- Properly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents 

Use water efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater costs 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have installed low flow faucets and showerheads (use less than 2.5 gallons per minute) 
- Have installed low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons per flush or less) 

Conserve energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have individual thermostats for each room; ensure they are correctly adjusted 
- Have installed ENERGY STAR-rated windows and doors 
- Regularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Have installed a high efficiency HVAC system 
- Have installed compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and canned lighting 
- Use ENERGY STAR qualified office equipment (computers, monitors, copiers, printers, etc.) 

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For more information on Main Street Inn - Blacksburg, see www.MainStreetInnBlacksburg.com or contact Darlene K. McGinnis at darlenektvb@aol.com or 540-552-6246.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

Main Street Inn - Blacksburg
Blacksburg, VA


Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

Main Street Inn - Blacksburg

34 Suite Hotel located in the Heart of Historic Downtown Blacksburg.

This is our 2nd year of membership.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Main Street Inn - Blacksburg    Main Street Inn - Blacksburg

For more information on Main Street Inn - Blacksburg, see www.MainStreetInnBlacksburg.com or contact Darlene K. McGinnis at darlenektvb@aol.com or 540-552-6246.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

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