Venues Listing
Part 1 of 2: Criteria Qualification

Please complete this self-administered online checklist.

If you have questions about why you did not qualify for a listing, please do not hesitate to contact us and we would gladly review your submission with you.

If you feel important, green aspects of your company are not fully recognized by our criteria, you may also file a re-assessment by clicking "Submit Information" below.

Qualifying Criteria

All of these criteria must be met.

Participation in Three or More of the Following Green Building Features:

Alternative Energy Source (geothermal, wind, solar, biomass, low-impact hydro sources) - at least 50% of the buildings electricity from renewable sources by engaging in at least a two-year renewable energy contract
High Efficiency Lighting
Waste Management Plan (solid waste reduction and recycling programs)
Water Conservation Initiatives
Green Roof (50% of rough covered)
Convenient Location Near Mass Transit (10mins walk from venue)
Bicycle Parking/Lock Up (at least 12 spots)
Building Materials and Paints Chosen for Low Chemical/Toxin Levels
Use of Energy-efficient Equipment and Appliances
High Recycled Content in Building Materials
Enhanced Indoor Environmental Quality
Recycling Facilities for Glass, Metal, Plastic and Paper Waste
Favour Bulk Containers for Water/Juice/Condiments
Staff Educated About Energy Saving Practices (e.g. turning off lights or turning down heat/air conditioning in vacant rooms)
Offer On-site -or- Can Accommodate Green Catering Services
Consent to outside caterers
Green Procurement as corporate purchasing policy

Additional Considerations

As part of our ongoing mission to keep our criteria current and relevant, we are gathering information on additional greening practices you may be engaged in. Please let us know how else you are contributing to a greener future!

Use of Green Cleaning Substitutes
Sustainable Landscaping and Pest Management Practices
Internal Environmental Policy/Greening Plan -or- ISO 14001 Certification
Green Staff Incentives (e.g. carpool or transit subsidies)
Use vehicles that participate in Transport Canada's ecoAUTO Rebate Program
Commitment to Donating Partial Proceeds to Charitable Causes
Environment/Sustainability Statement
Building (new & existing) and energy retrofits (e.g. lighting, HVAC [heating, ventilating & air conditioning])
Received awards or recognition for energy efficiency, innovation or sustainability (e.g. Office of Energy Efficiency Energy Innovators Achievement Award)
Participation in an energy efficiency programs (e.g. Office of Energy Efficiency Programs ecoENERGY Retrofit, ecoENERGY for Buildings and Houses)
Soap/Shampoo/Conditioner that is organic, recyclable, humane, or local
Regular energy, water, waste and light audits on guest rooms and hotel operations
Thermostats in each guest room (a huge percentage of energy goes towards air conditioning)
Utilize green energy options


Please use the field below to indicate other green activities that you are presently involved with.

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