A photo of a wooden keycard from YWCA Hotel - sustainability

GREEN PROGRAMS AND INITATIVES AT YWCA HOTEL VANCOVUER

Over the past few years, we have integrated a variety of green practices into our operations and continuous 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

Our
Location

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
Gastown
Yaletown
Waterfront

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

 

 

Hotel
Amenities

Guest kitchens

Laundry facilities

Fitness zone

Bike storage

Lounge areas

Rooftop patio

Meeting rooms

Free WiFi

Underground parking