Green Key Program

Green Hotel

The establishment of a Green Committee and the introduction of environmentally friendly products and practices in each of our departments allow us to enjoy our hotel guests with 4 Green Keys.


The Best Western PLUS City Centre Quebec is proud to be part of the Green Key eco-rating system created by the Hotel Association of Canada. It is a graduated rating system designed to recognize hotels, motels and resorts that are committed to improving their fiscal and environmental performance.


Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental audit, an evaluation key Verte 1 to 5 is given to the hotel as well as guidance on how to discover ways to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts by through reduced energy consumption, employee training and management of the chain of subcontracting.


Assigning a number key is defined as follows:


Green Key 1

A hotel that has taken the necessary measures to reduce environmental impacts by analyzing its operations to identify opportunities for improvement. An action plan focusing on resource conservation and waste reduction has been developed and is supported by a firm commitment that seeks continuous improvement.


Green key 2

A hotel that has made considerable efforts to identify environmental impacts and implement policies and programs to minimize its ecological footprint. A firm commitment to promote continuous improvement has promoted programs and measures that have produced effective results.


Green Key 3

A hotel that has taken significant steps to protect the environment. Management has implemented strong environmental programs, best management practices, training programs and technical solutions that have helped the environment and the local community.


Green Key 4

A hotel that has shown national industry leadership and commitment to protecting the environment through a wide range of methods and policies. The hotel has mature programs in place that involve management, employees, customers and the public and which have produced significant and measurable results.


Green Key 5

A hotel that personifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility in all areas of its operations. The hotel employs technologies, policies and programs that have determined the peak international standard in sustainable operations in the hospitality industry.