|Our Industry Leading|
If trees could give us a hug, they would. That's because to us, green is more than just a color in our palette, it's part of our culture. And it's why we continue to be a leader in the hotel industry when it comes to being environmentally responsible.
When you stay at any La Quinta, you'll find that we have implemented guest-sensitive green strategies and practices to help make your stay with us an even greener one. And our efforts have not gone unnoticed. We were asked to lead a hotel industry breakout session sponsored by The Edison Electric Institute —the association of U.S. shareholder-owned electric companies that specifically addressed green initiatives and best practices. We take our environmental leadership position in the hotel industry very seriously and we will continue to do everything we can to make our environment and its future as bright as it can be.
|Energy Star® Partner |
La Quinta corporate headquarters building is
Energy Star Certified.
In 2000, La Quinta was named Energy Star Buildings
Hospitality Partner of the Year by the EPA for our
energy-efficiency initiatives. This award honors partners for their commitment to successfully manage energy use and promote Energy Star products and practices within their own organization, or for providing products, services, and education to consumers and their community.
La Quinta continues to use “green” Energy Star rated products at our hotels.
Balancing Energy Conservation
& Guest Comfort
When it comes to conserving energy, La Quinta is
Linen Reuse Program
Energy Efficient Practices in Action
|La Quinta Registered LEED Certified Hotel |
In the Wolfchase area of Tennessee, just outside Memphis, franchisees Bhavesh Patel and Hitu Bhakta are leading the La Quinta franchise green movement. This hotel is set to become the first registered LEED certified hotel in the La Quinta system. LEED is a third-party certification program and the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.
Innovations at the Wolfchase La Quinta property include: a 20-kilowatt grid-tied photovoltaic solar-electric system, with more than 2,300 square feet of solar panels on the roof; a 2-kilowatt solar windmill for energy generation, and a solar-assisted hot water heating system to help heat water.