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A Green Boutique Hotel in Berkeley, CA Hotel Durant's Commitment to the World

Our boutique hotel in Berkeley, CA is committed to providing our guests with a sustainable travel experience, which is why our green certification is incredibly important to us. We, at Hotel Durant, understand that efficiency, sustainability, and conservation are important not only to our guests, but also to the planet, and we are constantly looking for new ways to reduce our impact on the environment and raise the standard for green hotels in Berkeley. Keeping it Green is a High priority. Our eco-friendly hotel initiatives include:

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Recycling and Waste Reduction:

  • Recycling trash baskets that separate paper, bottles, cans, and aluminum.

  • Use of recycled paper products in our bathrooms.

  • Our old towels and linens are donated to Berkeley Food & Housing Project.

  • We use file folders that support the sustainable forestry initiative, contain recycled material, and have Historically Underutilized Businesses (HUB) including minority-owned, women-owned, disabled-owned, veteran-owned, and small (SBA 8(a), SDB, and HUB Zone) businesses.

  • Unused soap and bath amenities have been donated to the Clean the World program, where they are distributed to impoverished people around the world, thus reducing our hotels trash in Berkeley and helping to prevent hygiene related illness.

Energy Conservation:

  • Energy efficient lighting.

  • Energy STAR kitchen equipment.

  • Attic space ventilation powered by solar power.

  • Ozone system reduces hot water use in our laundry.

Water Conservation:

  • Regularly check and repair water leaks.

  • Water efficient toilets.

  • Water efficient sinks.

  • Towel and linen reuse program.

  • Low flow shower heads.

Pollution Prevention:

  • Cleaning and laundry supplies used throughout our hotel in Berkeley, CA come from Vaska, a Berkeley-based producer of organic, biodegradable products that protect the environment by eliminating poisonous chemicals.

  • Reduced use of harmful products such as paints, landscaping chemicals, and cleaning products.

  • Grease is picked-up by a local company that refines it into biofuel.

  • Electronic equipment, light bulbs, and batteries are recycled.

  • At Henry’s and the business center, we used re-claimed wood in our furniture.

  • All to-go materials from Henry’s are compostable.

  • Henry’s is proud of its tradition of purchasing from local farms that are devoted to sustainability and the free range movement.

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2600 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704