Anderson, CA’s Most Environmentally Conscious Hotel
It's one thing to claim you're environmentally friendly. It's another to prove it in everything you do.
Green is a way of life in Northern California’s Shasta Cascade Region, and the Gaia Hotel & Spa, an Ascend Collection member, is doing everything in its power to make sure it stays that way. We didn’t just give ourselves a green name – Gaia is Greek for Mother Earth – we live it every day.
By enacting a wide range of earth-friendly standards and incorporating innovative programs and amenities into our everyday operations, our LEED-certified hotel is one of the leading eco hotels in Northern California.
Below you’ll find an outline of our eco-friendly initiatives designed to make sure that we remain one of the greenest, cleanest hotels in the Pacific Northwest.
The Gaia Hotel & Spa obtained LEED Silver Certification. LEED is an internationally recognized green building certification system, providing third-party verification that a building or community was designed and built using strategies aimed at improving performance across all the metrics that matter most: energy savings, water efficiency, CO2 emissions reduction, improved indoor environmental quality, and stewardship of resources and sensitivity to their impacts. For more information visit the USGBC website.
Water is our most precious resource. Low flush toilets and low flow showerheads were installed in every guestroom at the Gaia Hotel & Spa. Our low flush toilets save over half a gallon of water with each flush compared to regular toilets. The native and drought resistant landscape around the hotel also helps reduce water use.
Let the Sun Shine In
Tubular skylights reduce the need for electricity at the Gaia Hotel & Spa. Reflecting the sun's rays, these tubes diffuse light evenly throughout the room. They provide enough natural light indoors that sometimes we don't even need to flip a switch for days.
How about that cushy carpet you're walking on? Or the beautifully sleek bathroom tile and granite accents? All recycled. All of our carpet contains post consumer recycled materials in the backing, fiber, and pad; even our bathrooms are decked out in recycled tiles and granite.
Promoting Environmental Sustainability
We believe that every bit helps, no matter how big or small. We make it easy for guests to recycle and conserve resources when they stay at the Gaia Hotel & Spa. Recycle bins are located in every guestroom and throughout the property; complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby rather than delivered to every guestroom; and guests are encouraged to reuse their bath towel.