No styrofoam cups or solvents can be found anywhere in the 100 percent non-smoking Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills, which opened last fall with a full green agenda from the start. What guests will find is one of the area’s few hybrid parking places that the hotel installed to increase consumer awareness and encourage guests to save gas and use lower emission transportation.
The Hotel Indigo Chicago-Vernon Hills is helping set eco-standards in the hospitality industry by instituting creative and aggressive programs to save water, energy and reduce solid waste. For example, in the area of water conservation, the hotel has implemented "Conserving for Tomorrow," an environmental program developed exclusively for InterContinental Hotels
Group (the hotel’s franchise company). There are low flow systems for faucets, toilets and showers, and guests are asked to use linens more than once to save water, detergent and energy. This program saves the hotel 7,200 gallons of water and 51 gallons of detergent per month. In addition, any chemicals used are eco-friendly.