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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality

Virginia Green
Hotels & Lodging Facilities

Virginia Green

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg
Williamsburg, 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.

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg

The SpringHill Suites is a all suites property set on a beautifully landscaped area in the heart of Williamsburg. All rooms include complimentary WiFi, parking and breakfast.

The SpringHill Suites decided to join Virginia Green to futher encourage our staff and share our commitment with our guest

We participate with Marriott in Clean the World...which used opened bar soaps and bottles for donation to whose in need.

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  
- Use non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents 
- Minimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals 

Recycle
- Have in place clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop-off locations for guests to recycle: 
- Glass Bottles 
- Plastic Bottles 
- Aluminum cans 
- Newspaper 
- Printer/ copy machine toner cartridges 
- Cardboard 

Reduce solid waste
- Instruct housekeeping staff to save and reuse unopened items 
- Use disposable foodservice items that are made from recycled content 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Purchase recycled-content paper-towels and toilet paper 
- Remove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible 
- Reuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.) 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 

Use water efficiently
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have installed low flow faucets and showerheads (use less than 2.5 gallons per minute) 
- Have landscaping that utilizes native species 

Conserve energy
- Have individual thermostats for each room; ensure they are correctly adjusted 
- Regularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Use natural lighting (i.e., open draperies and raise shades whenever adequate light from windows is available) 
- Have installed directional (downward-facing) lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas 

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

SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg

For more information on SpringHill Suites by Marriott Williamsburg, see www.marriott.com/phfsh or contact Kandi Shaw at kandi.shaw@hershahotels.com or 757-941-2000.

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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