ORLANDO, FL—Omni Orlando Resort at ChampionsGate has earned a Two Palm designation by the Florida Department of Environmental Protection as part of the Florida Green Lodging Program.
Robert Stanfield, general manager of Omni Orlando Resort, noted, “Over the past few years, we have meticulously and carefully implemented sustainable operations not only for the betterment of our community but our world.”
Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to improve environmental performance.
To become designated, Omni Orlando conducted a property assessment and implemented environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations: communication and education (customers, employees, public), waste reduction, reuse and recycling, water conservation, energy efficiency and indoor air quality.
The hotel has reduced the use of linens on tables and provides wipe-off boards for signage, serves organic foods and utilizes water coolers instead of individual bottles. In addition, the resort has installed low-flow faucets, toilets and shower heads and uses air filters.