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Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

Hampton Inn & Suites- Richmond/Virginia Center
Glen Allen, 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.

Hampton Inn & Suites- Richmond/Virginia Center

We are an award winning Hampton Inn & Suites that offers one of the largest indoor pools in the metro Richmond area along with free wired and wireless internet, hot breakfast and much, much more.

The Hampton Inn & Suites @ VA Center has been implementing a number of conservation initiatives ever since the construction of the hotel just a few years ago. We are glad to be a part of an organization like VA Green where we can be acknowledged as well as have the opportunity to learn and share ideas with other environmentally conscious organizations.

During the construction of the hotel, we implemented a state of the art energy management system, "GEM STAT" that allows us to not only offer guests a comfortable environment every time, but greatly reduce the consumption of energy in our hotel. This system along with our recycling and employee efforts allow the Hampton Inn and Suites to operate as efficiently as possible.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Offer optional linen service
- Have signage in each guest room explaining the linen reuse procedures 
- Train housekeeping staff on our process for optional linen service  

Recycle
- Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: 
- Glass Bottles 
- Plastic Bottles 

Reduce solid waste
- Track overall solid waste costs 
- Have a numeric goal to reduce overall materials that go to the landfill 
- Use bulk soap dispensers instead of individual soaps/shampoos in guest rooms 

Use water efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater costs 
- Have established a numeric goal to reduce water consumption over time 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 

Conserve energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities within the past 12 months 
- Have established a numeric goal to reduce energy usage over time 

Offer a green events package
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Hampton Inn & Suites- Richmond/Virginia Center    Hampton Inn & Suites- Richmond/Virginia Center

For more information on Hampton Inn & Suites- Richmond/Virginia Center, see www.richmondvirginiacentersuites.hamptoninn.com/ or contact Al Patel at al.patel@hilton.com or 804-261-2266.

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

Virginia GreenVirginia Green is a partnership supported by the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, the Virginia Hospitality & Tourism Association, and the Virginia Tourism Corporation.

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