The Westin Charlotte

3.8 (920 reviews)

601 South College Street, Charlotte, NC, 28202, United States   •  Weather:    •   Local Time:     •  Phone: 704.375.2600   •  Hotel Reservations: 866-837-4148

3.8

Green Practices at The Westin Charlotte

The Westin Charlotte is proud to announce that we are officially a Green Seal Certified Hotel, the nation’s oldest independent, non-profit environmental certification organization. We embrace our responsibility for environmental stewardship and are committed to integrating leading environmental practices and sustainability principles into our core business strategy.

The Westin Charlotte has responded to the green trend with the development of strategies and practices for making our hotel more environmentally friendly, or "green" in an effort to protect our enviroment and promote wellness. Our hotel is managed with a focus on the business practices that help improve our environmental performance and impacts.

Housekeeping

  • Energy Consumption 
  • Green Seal Approved chemicals for guest room cleaning
  • Guest Reward Program to have room serviced only when requested
  • Single head shower option to reduce water consumption

Kitchen

  • Water Conservation 
  • Energy reduction program to reduce pre-heat timing/equipment usage
  • Air conditioning computer technology

Banquet / Restaurants / Outlets

  • Local Produce 
  • Recycling of cardboard
  • Recycling of plastic, aluminum, and glass beverage containers
  • Lighting automatically shuts off when not in use
  • Piloting water cooler options and corn based plastic cups in meeting rooms to reduce waste
  • Installing electronic meeting room signs eliminating paper waste

Stewarding

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  • Green chemicals (APEX)
  • System to monitor efficiency of machine

Engineering

  • Waste Minimization 
  • Digital thermostats to control energy
  • CFL bulbs being installed in all guest rooms reducing energy consumption
  • 1.6 gallon per flush toilets to reduce water consumption
  • Variable speed drive to manage A/C energy for pumps, chiller, and air handlers
  • Laundry steam and air compressor turned off when not in use
  • Shut down escalators when not in use

Administrative Offices

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  • Recycle all paper
  • Recycle used printer cartridges

Front Office Operations

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  • Paperless check in
  • Recycle of newspapers
  • Email of guest folios available