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When you choose The Orchard Garden Hotel, you’re staying in an environmentally sustainable hotel without sacrificing style and service – no “greenwashing” here. We’re dedicated to healthy, sustainable hospitality, and we have been from the very beginning. In honor of our hotel’s founders, the Huang Family is committed to maintaining environmentally friendly and non-toxic environments at all of our hotels.

The Orchard Hotel was recently voted #7 among “Top 10 Best Eco-Friendly Hotels In The U.S.”USA TodayBest Eco-Friendly Hotel

While there are many shades of “green” in the hotel business, ours is the deepest. From our construction practices to décor, food and beverage, daily operation and much more, we’ve never wavered from our commitment to Mother Earth.

The Orchard Garden Hotel achieved a tremendous ‘green’ certification, earning LEED-NC® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) certification for a building by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC).  San Francisco’s first hotel to earn this honor, The Orchard Garden Hotel was the second hotel in California and fourth hotel in the United States with this LEED certification. LEED is the USGBC’s system for operating high performance buildings dedicated to whole-building cleaning and maintenance issues, recycling programs, exterior maintenance programs and systems upgrades.

We’re proud to set the standard for truly ‘green’ hotels.

Our eco-friendly practices include: 

  • Guest room key card energy control system. This innovative system allows guests to turn their rooms on and off, simply by opening the guest room door with a key card and placing the card in a discreet box that instantly turns on the lights and other room systems. Upon exiting, the guest simply removes the key card, automatically ‘turning off’ the entire room (with the exception of an outlet that guests can use to charge laptops, cell phones and other battery-powered devices.) This system has saved nearly 20 percent in energy consumption, paying for itself in less than two years.
  • The building is well insulated resulting in less energy use for heating and air-conditioning and making our guest rooms very quiet.
  • In-room recycling bins separate glass and paper for thorough recycling.
  • Specially designed carpets include recycled content and have low chemical emissions.
  • Energy efficient roofing doesn’t absorb heat and keeps the building cool.
  • Whenever possible, local and organic ingredients are used.
  • We are Energy Star Rated.
  • We purchase Verified Emissions Reductions to offset their carbon impact.
  • All fabrics are made with recycled polyester and other textiles without chemicals and are machine-washed to avoid the chemicals that come with dry cleaning.
  • 100% non-smoking hotels.
  • Organic, citrus-based cleaning products are used throughout the hotel, which are just as effective as harsh traditional cleaners, but better for the staff and the environment.
  • Water faucets and toilets are ‘low-flow.’
  • Menus/collateral/paper is 100% recycled and inks used on all collateral and stationery are soy-based.
  • All kitchens compost all waste materials and are meticulous about grease recycling.
  • All lighting is halogen, compact fluorescent or LED.
  • We have eliminated small plastic bottles for amenities and replaced them with very attractive bulk amenity dispensers.
  • Strong supporters of alternative transportation: Commuter checks (pre-tax) provided to employees, and bike racks are available for all.