Friday, October 31, 2014 · 11:57 p.m.

Downtown Doubletree recertified green

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The Doubletree downtown has passed its recertification for environmental hospitality practices evaluation, making Chattanooga an even greener place to visit for vacation.

The Tennessee Hospitality Association awards designations to hotels and other tourist facilities based on their demonstrated adherence to and development of environmentally healthy and sustainable practices as part of its Tennessee Green Hospitality Program.

The evaluation, which occurs every three years, pays close attention to six categories, including energy, in-house and public recycling, and waste and water reduction.

The downtown hotel has also earned recognition for its efforts in pollution prevention—namely, the Governor’s Award for Excellence—and was honored with Doubletree Hotels Worldwide’s Environmental CARE Award.

“The recertification of the hotel speaks volumes about the commitment of our team’s members and their ongoing focus to make a difference in environmental issues that affect our hotel,” general manager of the Doubletree Hotel Bill Mish said in a prepared statement. “I could not be more proud of our staff and the job they have done in the last three years.”

There are currently 39 properties certified by the Tennessee Green Hospitality Program, including 18 Chattanooga-area locations, such as The Crash Pad, The Chattanoogan and the Chattanooga Choo-Choo.

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