Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport
Herndon, 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.

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport

The Westin Washington Dulles Airport is a new, full-service hotel with 314 rooms, 14,000 square feet of meeting space, and a 120-seat restaurant.

The Westin Washington Dulles is eager to do our part in preserving our environment while reaping the benefits of being a green hotel.

Our Food and Beverage Department focuses on purchasing sustainable local produce, and focuses on the use and promotion of sustainable seafoods and other products.

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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The Westin Washington Dulles Airport    The Westin Washington Dulles Airport

For more information on The Westin Washington Dulles Airport, see www.westindulles.com or contact James McGillivray at james.mcgillirvray@westinwashingtondulles.com or 703-793-3366.

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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