Environmental conservation is an essential element of Cedarbrook’s mission and vision and we embrace the sustainable efforts throughout the Pacific Northwest region. The hotel embraces green practices across all departments, acknowledging that green initiatives are not only environmentally responsible, but economically beneficial too.
The Food & Beverage team leads the way in the administration of Cedarbrook Lodge’s sustainable initiatives. The commitment to sustainability and diminishing its carbon footprint is evident on many fronts. You can literally count the ways!
Engineering Departments are critical components of successful hotel sustainable practices. That is certainly true at Cedarbrook Lodge. Its Engineering team successfully replaced existing light bulbs throughout the property with compact fluorescents. It is presently investigating a system whereby the hotel grounds’ water sprinkler system will be controlled by satellite. In fact, energy efficient lighting has become a standard throughout the property as has high-efficiency plumbing.
And as for the wetland restoration program – it is an ongoing work in progress.
Sales & Marketing’s salute to sustainability comes through its use of paperless, online promotional sales tools such as eMeetings & Events Guide and Weddings eBrochure. Once paper-trail staples, no more!
Cedarbrook Lodge is in the process of becoming a Green Key Member, a designation awarded by The Green Key Eco-Rating Program. It is based on a graduated rating system intended to recognize hotels, motels and resorts committed to improving their environmental and fiscal performance. The Green Key Eco-Rating Program online audit encompasses corporate environmental management, housekeeping, food & beverage operations, conference & meeting facilities, and engineering. In order to be a Green Key Member, you must show sustainable practices in energy and water conservation, solid and hazardous waste management, indoor air quality, community outreach, building infrastructure, land use, and environmental management.
Additionally, the Cedarbrook leadership team is working on achieving its Energy Star rating as a precursor to seeking LEED Certification.