Canad Inns is a member of the Hotel Association of Canada's Green Key Eco-Rating program. This program is a graduated rating sustem designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their environmental performance.
The Green Key program reviews hotel operations in such areas as energy conservation, water conservation, solid waste management, hazardous waste management, indoor air quality, community outreach, building infrastructure, land use and environmental management.
The Green Key program encourages our whole Canad Inns family to consider environmentally friendly activities and programs as part of our corporate culture.
Canad Inns has achieved Four Leaf status in some areas and are constantly making positive changes with our environment always top of mind.
We have implemented our "Blue Box" recycling program across the entire company and environmentally friendly programs are monitored and audited in our regular facility inspections.
Motion activated water saving faucets for lavatory sinks and low flow shower heads are being used and will become a design standard where applicable.
We have "Manitoba Hydro Power Smart" program approvals such as use of upgraded fluorescent energy efficient fixtures and will continue to work with all of our suppliers implementing innovative areas to save energy.
Canad Inns has acted on staff suggestions to work actively with Habitat for Humanity to dispose of potentially recyclable building supplies and furniture. This initiative helps a worthy cause and helps "green our team".
Many of our environmental leadership initiatives are staff driven and implemented. Canad Inns encourages and recognizes innovative staff ideas to help our environment.