A Leader Among Green Hotels In California

The Northstate’s First LEED Certified Property

Envisioned to be an environmentally sustainable escape, Gaia Hotel & Spa was constructed in 2007 and has flourished to be a leader among green hotels in California. Carrying Northern California’s only LEED Silver Certification, as well as Gold status with Tripadvisor Green Leaders, we’re dedicated to preserving the earth through responsible hospitality for future generations of travelers.

How We Go Green:

  • All lumber used for the hotel is FSC (international network to promote responsible management of the world's forests)
  • Low VOC sealants and adhesives were used throughout the hotel for carpet, construction, and paints
  • All restrooms are built with recycled tiles and granite
  • All toilets are 40% DDLow flush and all guestrooms are equipped with low-flow shower heads, with appropriately sized and efficient HVAC units
  • All windows used are efficient, low energy transmittable, and reduce glare. Solatube tubular skylights are used throughout the hotel including our conference rooms, lobby, and hallways. These skylights magnify the sun's rays to deliver abundant light into the property's interior spaces during the day.
  • All fertilizers used for landscaping are natural and chemical free. Native and climate-adaptive plants were used so water use for irrigating is very limited. 50% of the original trees on the property were preserved, which include pecan trees and wildflowers with reproducing seeds. Landscaping waste is never swept into storm drains or gutters.
  • Environmentally-friendly cleaning products are used to clean the property
  • Use of LED lighting throughout the hotel exterior and in rooms.

Our Hotel Features:

  • 100% non-smoking rooms
  • Waterless urinal to save water
  • Energy-efficient appliances
  • No Styrofoam used
  • Grease traps in all waste
  • Purchases from local farms
  • Donation of used furniture, equipment, carpet, towels, sheets and blankets to non-profit housing agencies
  • Reduced size and number of dumpsters
  • Recycling of cans, bottles, paper, boxes and frying oil
  • Discounted banquet space for environmental organizations
  • Emphasis on local area nature-related activities
  • Monitoring of water, energy and solid waste
  • High reflective roof cover to reduce heat