EcoStay Program

EcoStay Program
Quality Inn Brantford

Quality Inn Brantford

April 05, 2012 10:00 ET

Brantford Hotel is Waking Up to Green

Quality Inn Brantford joins the EcoStay™ Program and takes action against climate change

BRANTFORD, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 5, 2012) - Your visit to Quality Inn & Suites Brantford just got a little greener today. The newly renovated hotel, conveniently located near the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre, and minutes from the Sanderson Centre, officially joined the EcoStay program. EcoStay is a national initiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting.

"We're very excited to be part of the EcoStay Program," said Peter Dennis, General Manager of Quality Inn Brantford . "It's a meaningful and effective way of demonstrating our concern for the environment."

Under the program, Quality Inn Brantford will collect two dollars per night from hotel guests. Funds will be used to purchase carbon offsets in support of emission-reducing projects across the country such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, composting and recycling - making each hotel night completely 'carbon neutral'. The guest's contribution completely offsets the impact or their stay, and more. Carbon offsets are supplied by LivClean, a top ranked retailer by the David Suzuki Pembina and each project is registered on the Canadian Standards Association's (CSA) GHG CleanProjectsRegistry ensuring ISO 14064-2 reporting and independent ISO 14064-3 verification. In addition, each offset tonne is uniquely serialized by CSA to ensure proper retirement and avoid double counting.

But that's not all. The program also supports on-site environmental upgrades and renovations. The hotel has already made many eco-friendly upgrades, and now, with the support offered through the EcoStay Program, they are planning to Hotel's eco-goals, all in an effort to further reduce the hotel's impact. A typical 150 room Canadian hotel can produce three tonnes of greenhouses gases each day. That's the same as driving 200 cars, heating and lighting 100 homes or taking 5,000 airplane flights. Guests at Quality Inn Brantford now know that they are helping to significantly reduce these emissions.

"EcoStay is a terrific program," continued Mr. Dennis, "we're seeing both leisure and business travelers these days that are seriously concerned about their carbon footprint. This is our way of letting guests know that we share those concerns and we're doing something about it."

"We're very proud of the EcoStay program, and the hotels who have embraced it," said Christina deVries, Director of EcoStay. "These hotels are leaders in environmental consciousness and responsibility. They aren't just talking about reducing green house gases - they're doing it."

Details of Quality Inn Brantford 's carbon footprint, in-house initiatives and carbon offset purchases are available on-line at www.ecostay.ca.

EcoStay Program supports Hotels across North America in their effort to take action against climate change. Through the purchase of carbon offsets, hotels support emission-reducing projects across the country - making each guest's stay completely carbon neutral and good for the planet! The program also helps hotels make on-site energy efficiency and environmental improvement and measure their progress at reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Ecostay.ca

Quality Inn & Suites Brantford: The newly renovated Quality Inn & Suites hotel is conveniently located with easy access to major highways, close to Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre and just minutes from the Sanderson Centre. This Brantford hotel hosts its own Addison's Restaurant & Lounge with complimentary continental breakfast. Having a large indoor heated pool as another great feature makes this hotel the perfect getaway spot for you and your family. Business travelers will appreciate convenience provided in the 24 hour business center and access to copy and fax services at the front desk. The hotel offers banquet and meeting facilities capable of hosting groups from 5 to 300 people. Further information on this hotel can be found at www.qualityinn.com/hotel-brantford-canada-CN870.

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