Hotels & Lodging Facilities
Governor House Inn
Falls Church, 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.
Governor House Inn
A Colonial Style Brick Inn traditional Route 50 Americana Motor Lodge design from the 1950's featuring that era's feel and nostalgia while providing all the amenities of the modern day.
As a Colonial Style Brick Inn we have focused on maximizing our energy cost with an outstanding amount of success. Following recent installs of new roof on main lodge and windows on all rooms in conjunction with natural thermal nature of brick the entire facility costs are now less than half of what comparative size modern day properties use. The fact that in that extent we are naturally green in conjunction with our guests recommending we let other know of our recycle programs led to us to joining.
All our produce is purchased locally for both our dinner and our breakfasts bar. In addition we use recyclable oils in all our cooking.
Virginia Green Activities
This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen serviceRecycle
Reduce solid wasteUse water efficientlyConserve energyOffer a green events package
| - Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: |
| - Glass Bottles |
| - Plastic Bottles |
| - Aluminum cans |
| - Newspaper |
| - Office paper |
Other items recycled by the facility:
| - Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges |
| - Cardboard |
| - Fluorescent lamps |
| - Batteries |
| - Electronics equipment such as computers, etc. |
| - Include the availability of "green meetings/conferences" in marketing packages (see the factsheet on Environmentally-Responsible Conferences & Events) |
For more information on Governor House Inn, see
or contact Dave Crance at firstname.lastname@example.org or 703-532-8900.
For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.
Virginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.