The Crowne Plaza Orlando Downtown has received its One Palm Certification from the Florida Green Lodging Program. In order to achieve this certification, the hotel implemented programs and practices aimed at protecting the environment, while educating staff and guests about the importance of conservation.
“We have implemented strict, environmentally sound practices and trained our entire staff so we can operate as a ‘green’ hotel,” said Jerry Barnes, hotel general manager. “This is no small feat and doesn’t happen overnight, but in this day and age it’s important to many of our guests, and it’s important to us to know that we are making the effort to help conserve the environment. We are extremely pleased to have received this distinction.
The One Palm Certification is the first step toward Three Palms certification and signifies the initial conversion to a “green” status lodging option. To achieve this designation, hotels must complete core activities that represent a minimum set of best management practices in areas of communication, water conservation, energy efficiency, waste reduction and clear air, as well as activate a multi-disciplinary “Green Team” and operate in compliance with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.