Green Initiatives at the YWCA


Over the past few years, we have integrated a variety of green practices into our operations and continuously assessed the best initiatives that will contribute to our sustainability program.

Wooden door hangers at YWCA Hotel Vanvcouver
Wooden hotel key card

These initiatives include:

  • Using boiler system that will cut greenhouse gas and carbon emissions
  • installing low-flow showerheads in guest rooms
  • Installing double-insulated hot water tanks to reduce the amount of steam energy needed to heat the water
  • Having reinsulated piping to reduce heat loss
  • Installing energy efficient cooling towers as well as cooling/heating units in guest rooms
  • Having energy-saving light bulbs in guest rooms and public areas
  • Slowly replacing thermostats with programmable thermostats 
  • Using energy efficient refrigerators
  • Offering linen and towel reuse program to guests
  • Implementing compost and recycling programs in guest rooms and common areas
  • In the process of replacing individual packaging of soap, shampoo and conditioner with wall-mounted dispensers
  • Offering guests a dish set and utensils while staying with us
  • Donating furniture and amenities that are no longer in use    
  • Recently completed the building envelop project that will help with insulation
  • Replacing plastic key cards and paper door hangers with green alternatives
Eco green sustainability initiatives - YWCVA Hotel Vancouver Social Enterprise Nonprofit Hotel
Eco-compost-recycling at YWCA Hotel Vancouver


Conveniently located in Downtown Vancouver, steps from transit and close to shops, restaurants and attractions.

2 mins walk to
BC Place
Rogers Arena

6-15 mins ride to
Stanley Park
Granville Island

3 mins walk to 
Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Vancouver Public Library

10 mins walk to

5-7 mins ride to
Canada Place
Cruise Ship Terminal
Vancouver Convention Centre




Guest kitchens

Laundry facilities

Fitness zone

Bike storage

Lounge areas

Rooftop patio

Meeting rooms

Free WiFi

Underground parking