The Swift House Inn is very proud to have been designated an
eco-friendly, green lodging hotel. This is in recognition of our commitment to preserving our environment through recycling, environmentally-friendly practices, and reduction of energy usage.
We have made many changes to our physical plant with the installation of new high-efficiency boilers and compact fluorescent lighting. We now use all environmentally-friendly cleaning products, and most of our paper and containers are from recycled and post-consumer products. We try to make recycling easier and more convenient for you and our staff. Lastly, we suggest ways to reduce energy usage without impacting the comfort of your stay. The following is our Mission statement:
Swift House Inn
“Vermont Green Hotel”
The Swift House Inn is committed to protecting the environment and the health and safety of our guests, employees, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to seek improvements throughout the Inn’s business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other natural resources; reducing waste generation; recycling and purchasing recycled products; and reducing our use of toxic materials. We are committed to pollution prevention, continued improvement in our practices, and meeting or exceeding all environmental regulatory requirements. We are committed to accomplishing these goals while maintaining our high standards of physical property appearance, cleanliness, and customer service.
In our effort to achieve the above goal, we have made significant behind-the-scenes changes to the physical plant, the methods of cleaning and maintaining the property, and our purchasing. We’re just getting started and are open to new products and suggestions to improve.
As a guest, here are some ways you can help:
-Towel Reuse Program: If you hang your towel to dry, the housekeepers will leave it there. If you desire new towels, just place the used ones in the tub.
-Recycling: Place any bottles, cans, newspapers, or paper products next to your in-room trash can, and they will be picked up daily. Also, bins are placed in each building where you can put recyclables.
-Leaving Your Room: When leaving your room, turn down the heat or turn up the air conditioning, and turn out the lights. The rooms are equipped with heat exchangers that quickly return the room to the desired temperature upon your return.
If you have any questions, please ask a staff member.