Green Initiatives

Green Initiatives
Green Initiatives
Green Initiatives

The staff at the GRCC is committed to environmentally responsible practices, and the GRCC is certified Virginia Green by the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Green practices include the following:

  • Active recycling of paper, plastic, aluminum, cardboard, glass, grease, toner cartridges, batteries, newspaper and fluorescent lamps
  • Elimination of Styrofoam and reduction of disposables
  • Water-efficient practices including filters, low-flow faucet aerators, low-flow toilets and drought-resistant landscaping
  • Energy conservation such as fluorescent lighting, state-of-the-art HVAC and lighting energy management systems
  • Energy practices based on event schedules to minimize usage during non-peak times
  • Support of green conferences and events by providing recycling containers, walking maps and green-certified cleaning products
  • Replacing high-wattage lighting fixtures and installing LED bulbs where possible

This environmental commitment is actively communicated to meeting and event planners as well as visitors.


Virginia Green is a partnership among the Virginia is for Lovers initiative, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality and the Virginia Restaurant/Lodging/Travel Association that encourages green practices throughout the tourism industry.