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Green Hotels in Central London

A key focus for the Imperial London Family of Hotels is to prepare for a greener future but to also make a difference for the here and now. As we continue to reduce our environmental impact, we look to support our guests, staff, the Bloomsbury neighbourhood and wider London community. 

We are proud of our endeavours so far, such as receiving gold in the 2020 Green Apple Awards for best practice in eco-tourism.
To further reach our sustainability targets we follow the expertise of Green Key. Green Key is an international eco-label for tourism facilities. Since 1994, Green Key has been a leading standard of excellence in environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. The Green Key programme is run internationally by the environmental charity Keep Britain Tidy.
Green Key provides a well-proven framework for an establishment to work with its environmental management on sustainability issues, including awareness raising. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent on-site audits.
For guests, a Green Key shows that the establishment is committed to reducing the environmental impact of their stay. The Green Key programme is linked to the Sustainable Development Goals 2015 - 2030 addressed by the United Nations. Green Key is also recognised by the Global Sustainable Tourism Council for their standards which adhere to and are equivalent to the GSTC criteria. 
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Electric cars can be charged at Royal National & President Hotel

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Our specialist laundry technology saves on water

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We're working with a sustainable waste company

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We've sponsored an insect hotel in Russell Square

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We've installed solar panels on the roof of our largest hotel

Further Initiatives

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It is important to us that the coffee we serve is not only delicious but Fairtrade. Therefore, we are pleased that the coffee sipped on our premises goes towards a worthy cause. Every 7 cups of the Puro brand we buy saves 1 metre squared of rainforest.
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Hotel Recycling

We recycle a large percentage of our hotel waste, such as paper, cardboard and glass. We work together with Bywaters, a waste management company. Bywaters use specialist equipment, as they take our mixed recyclables and sort them, before being cleaned and processed into brand new products. Any food waste is also sent to an anaerobic digestion facility, which is environmentally friendlier than landfill sites.

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and Linen

At our laundry facility we have invested in specialist machinery. Our efficient washing methods mean that we save water and energy whilst preserving the quality and lifespan of our linen. Guests who are staying with us for more than one night are welcome to support our eco-friendly efforts. We encourage guests to re-use their towels, therefore we place gentle reminder cards in all the bathrooms.
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Central Heating

Happy guest experiences are at the heart of what we do. We are pleased that our CHP, Combined Heat and Power system, limits the inconvenience of a cold shower, an uncomfortably hot room, or electricity blackout. The system is able to do this by recovering excess heat and recycling it into thermal energy, reducing energy consumption in the process.