Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Awarded Another Year Of National Green Seal, Silver Level Certification For Environmental Commitment

A “green” overview of the 2014 sustainability achievements, contribution and environmental initiatives of the team at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel.

This information originated in American English.

July 22, 2014

LOS ANGELES -

Energy and environmental enthusiasts are increasingly calling businesses to take green action and implement sustainable initiatives. Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is continuing to make great strides and is proudly one of the few Green Seal Silver certified environmentally conscious lodging facilities in California. The hotel executives understand sustainability as the ability to meet present needs without comprising that of future generations. The property is committed to energy-conservation, waste-minimization and executing an environmentally friendly operation. By doing this, the hotel is not only helping to reduce the greenhouse emissions that impact global climate change and save energy; but also improve efficiency, lower operating cost, provide a cleaner and healthier hotel environment, and set a positive example for employees that boosts morale and property loyalty. After all, preserving the world's natural resources is the responsibility of every individual both at work and at home.

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City continues to look ahead and innovate with green practices. In 2009 the hotel began working with Green Seal, a non-profit organization, which developed life cycle-based sustainability standards for lodging properties. This institution sets the environmental norm in the hospitality industry and offers third party certification for those that meet the set criteria. The partnership began the step by step process of compliance for the hotel and in 2010; Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City attained the Bronze Level certification. In 2011, 2012 and 2013, we have achieved the Silver level certification. We are striving to
achieve Gold status this year.

In 2013, we have successfully completed a $7 million Energy Upgrade PACE project with the county of Los Angeles that included the following:

 

Today, there are 15 recycling programs established in the hotel, which divert to 80-85% of the total waste from being sent to local landfills. Cardboard, printing paper, light bulbs, guestroom amenities, batteries, toner cartridges, aerosol cans, food waste, yard waste, and kitchen deep fry oil have all been included in the recycling process. The food waste, for example, goes from the hotel compactor to a material recovery facility, where it is separated, and then turned into organic compost. In 2014 alone, the team at Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City hotel recycled the following:

In just recycling paper, glass, plastic, aluminum and cardboard, the hotel helped saved 915,178 Kwh (enough to light up 990 houses for one month), 1,784 oil barrels, 569 million BTU's, 1,442 lbs. of air pollutants from being released, 338 city landfill space and 150,220 gallons of water. While recycling is just a fragment of the hotel's green operation, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City also initiates environmental friendly policies, including purchasing less hazardous chemicals for laundry, dish washing, and housekeeping, in order to protect our land, air, and water resources. In addition, the hotel has implemented energy efficient lamps and motion sensor timers in meeting rooms. They have water conserving toilet fixtures throughout the hotel, and they also offer a towel and linen conservation reuse program to guests who stay multiple nights. We continue to strive in decreasing our carbon footprint and are among the eco-friendly hotel leader in Los Angeles.

Media can access additional information about Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City at www.hiltonuniversal.com.

 

Contact

Lorie Towsley
Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City
+818 506 2500
ltowsley@hiltonuniversal.com

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