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Virginia Green

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington
Arlington, 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.

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington

Hilton Garden Inn® Arlington/Shirlington is proud to announce that it has earned The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver Rating designated by the U.S. Green Building Council to encourage and facilitate the development of more sustainable buildings. This is the first LEED certified hotel in Arlington county.

•Green roofs to reduce heat island effect and help filter and slow storm water discharge •Energy efficient mechanical and electrical systems which reduce electrical and gas use by 20% •Recycling of over 90% of demolition and construction waste •Daily reduction of 785 gallons of potable water from low flow water systems •Use of indigenous plants requiring no irrigation use of water •38% of all construction materials were manufactured or harvested within 500 miles

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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  

- 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

Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington    Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington

For more information on Hilton Garden Inn Arlington/ Shirlington, see or contact Dan Moran at or 703-820-0440.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see

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