Meetings and events at The Ritz-Carlton are carefully designed to create an unparalleled guest experience while protecting our natural resources. Together with our property-based Ritz-Carlton Environmental Action Conservation Teams (REACT) you and your attendees can support our efforts to reduce our environmental imprint and make a meaningful difference. Within our hotels, we reduce energy and water usage, offer a linen and terry reuse program, and utilize environmentally preferable cleaning products. Our meeting venues support a sustainable future by offering recycled paper products and pens, water service options, organic and local food and sustainable seafood options.
NRG Curtailment Solutions: The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City participates in NRG’s Power Pay Demand Response program annually, allowing the hotel to control its energy usage, reduce costs, and enhance reliability by stabilizing the power grid and supporting future innovation.
LED Lighting Upgrades: Over 1,700 lighting fixtures have been surveyed and upgraded to increase energy efficiency, with LED lighting replacing fluorescent lighting in all Stairwell and Back of House areas.
Smart Thermostat Technology: Telkonet smart thermostats have been installed in each guest room to decrease energy usage while maximizing comfort.
Air Purifier Usage: Air purifiers are in use in public spaces of the hotel to filter and remove harmful airborne microorganisms, chemicals, gas odors and smoke, using a nine stage absorption filter.
Touchless Faucet Installation: Touchless faucets have been installed in our public restrooms to help conserve water, using battery operated infrared sensors to prevent excess energy and water usage.
Zero Food Waste
Valley Proteins Partnership: Valley Proteins, Inc. allows the hotel to recycle all used cooking oil, using it in the production of animal feeds, industrial products, and renewable fuels in the US and in the rest of the world.
BioGreen360 Garick Partnership: BioGreen360, a leading innovator in distributed food waste management solutions, and Garick, a North American distributor, processor and recycler of sustainable natural resource products, allows the hotel to repurpose 100% of our food waste as an all-natural compost product, diverting it from landfills.
Since beginning its partnership with BioGreen360 and Garick, The Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City has diverted over 38 tons of food waste from landfills, and has transformed it into over 700 yards of organic fertilizer at Garick's New Milford, Connecticut facility, generating over 188 carbon offsets.
That is the carbon equivalent of:
• 7,400 trees planted
• 10,260 homes powered
• 18 million phones charged
• 369,000 miles driven