Eco-conscious commitment

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Eco-conscious commitment

The Hôtel de l’ITHQ is dedicated to reducing its environmental footprint and responding to the demands of clients who care about sustainable tourism.

As a proud TripAdvisor Gold-level GreenLeader, a member of Canada's Green Key program, and a holder of Bienvenue cyclistes! certification, the Hôtel de l'ITHQ continually improves its supply process in order to provide its guests with top-notch products and services while reducing the negative environmental impacts of its activities.

A leader in buying locally and responsibly...

In all its housekeeping activities, the Hôtel de l’ITHQ uses innovative biotechnology products made by  InnuScience Canada inc.

… and food production!

In the summer of 2013, the ITHQ set up a beehive on its roof to house 5,000 bees, enough to produce between 30 and 50 kg of honey each season. To ensure the project's success, the ITHQ has enlisted the services of the Québec firm Alvéole, which installed and maintains the hive to harvest pesticide-free honey that is as local as you can get. A portion of the harvest will be given to the Restaurant de l’ITHQ.

Green choices to save energy and better manage water and waste

  • Paper, cardboard, plastic and glass recycling bins in all rooms and at all employee work stations
  • Participation in the Clean the World program to recycle partially used soap and amenity bottles
  • Ecologo-certified cleaning products sourced from biotechnology
  • Ecologo-certified chlorine-free facial tissues and toilet paper
  • Sheets and towels changed every two days, at the guest’s request
  • Water-saving devices installed on toilets and faucets
  • Smart hoods and induction cooktops used in the Restaurant de l’ITHQ kitchen
  • Composting
  • Cloth tablecloths and napkins used in the dining room
  • Recycling of empty Nespresso capsules
  • Leftover food donated to La Maison du Père on a regular basis

Ecologically responsible meeting package for business clients

Ask for our eco-concious meeting package, designed to prevent waste and promote recycling. In addition to encouraging its clients to use public transit and fostering their awareness of saving material resources, the Hôtel de l'ITHQ offers green solutions to make business meetings even more effective!

  • Waste reduction at source (no disposable products)
  • Composting of residual material
  • Local purchases
  • Recycling (paper, plastic, glass and metal)
  • Greenhouse gas emissions calculation
  • Menus based on organic products (on request)