Preserving our Environment
Silver Cloud Inns recognizes the
importance of protecting and preserving the environment for the benefit
and enjoyment of present and future generations. This environmental policy
is a statement of our commitment as we play our role in Preserving the
Environment for Tomorrow".
Our mission in this
important area is to conserve
natural resources and energy within our hotels without sacrificing safety
standards or jeopardizing guest satisfaction and comfort.
The following list enumerates some of the activities
and actions undertaken by Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels. It is by no means complete
and we will continue to look for ways to improve in this important area.
· Over 5,000
high efficiency fluorescent light bulbs, at cost of over $40,000, have
been purchased to be used in most areas of the hotels. These bulbs have a
life of around 7 years and consume less than 25% of the energy used by the
bulbs they replace.
We have replaced over 30 ice machines with highly efficient air-cooled units.
Each unit will reduce the consumption of water by over 540,000 gallons per
· Our EarthSmart housekeeping
program, which gives our guests the option to reuse their bed linens and
towels throughout their stay, has showed substantial reductions in
resources used by our laundry department. This program has resulted in
nearly a 40% reduction in both water consumption as well as laundry
We have installed new
automatic, computerized monitoring and dispersion equipment in most of our
pool locations. Besides ensuring the proper balancing of water for our
guests safety and comfort, this new equipment minimizes the amount of
· By making a
capital expenditure in glasses, china and silverware, we have tremendously
reduced the consumption of plastic and paper items used in both our
continental breakfast and in our rooms.
Silver Cloud Inns & Hotels remain committed to the
conservation of our
valuable natural resources.