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Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant
Virginia Beach, 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.

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant

The Abbey Road Pub provides a sidewalk café dining experience with a cozy, casual atmosphere. Live entertainment is offered nightly.

"Abbey Road decided to go Green because it's the right thing to do for the environment. Recycling is the best thing we can do to preserve our natural resources and reduce waste sent to the landfills. We are recycling all cardboard, plastic, paper, and glass. We exchanged our 8 yard trash dumpster with an 8 yard recycle dumpster and added a 4 yard dumpster for waste. We are saving approximately $200.00 per month by recycling.”

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 
- Use disposable containers that are made from recycled content paper 

Recycle Grease
- Filter the grease to prolong its life 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Aluminum Cans 
- Plastic 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Newspaper 
- Cardboard 
- Packing Supplies 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Donate excess food from events 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Purchase durable equipment and furniture 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Use less toxic materials 
- Other Activities: Recycles office paper and steel cans

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow bathroom sink faucets and showerheads (sink faucets use no more than 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), showerheads no more than 2.5 gpm) 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 
- Discourage water-based cleanup (sweep first) 
- Have an effective storm water management plan 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Use high efficiency compat flourescent ballasts and lamps (T-5's & T-8's) 
- Use ceiling fans 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Have ENERGY STAR qualified windows and doors 
- Other Activities: Smoke free facility

Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant    Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant

For more information on Abbey Road Pub & Restaurant, see or contact Bill Dillon at or 757-425-6330.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see

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