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Comfort Suites Glen Allen
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.

Comfort Suites Glen Allen

We are a midscale hotel with 100 suites. Recycling and helping the environment is a top priority for our business.

To cut waste and cut expenses while helping the environment.

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
- Plastic Bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Office paper
Other items recycled by the facility:
 
- Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges 
- Cardboard 
- Fluorescent lamps 

Reduce solid waste
- Use refillable shampoo bottles rather than single-use bottles 
- Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items 
- Have an effective food inventory control system to minimize waste 
- Reuse scrap paper for notes 
- Use refillable pens and toner cartridges 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms when possible 

Use water efficiently
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Use microfiber technology mops 
- Have minimized our lawn area 

Conserve energy
- Keep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to turn off lights in unoccupied rooms 
- Have installed compact fluorescent light bulbs in all rooms and canned lighting 
- Have adopted a policy/practice to minimize the use of lighting during night cleaning 

Offer a green events package
- We do not host conferences or events 

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For more information on Comfort Suites Glen Allen, see www.choicehotels.com/hotels/va480 or contact Chad McMillen or Ellie Wronski at cmcmillen@kalyanhospitality.com or 804-262-2000.

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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