Sustainability at The Hotel Zags

Keeping Portland Green

We are proud to call Portland, one of the greenest cities, home!  Doing our part to support the community in which we work, play, and thrive, The Hotel Zags has implemented the following sustainability initiatives. 

Sustainability Initatives

Field of Greens

The Hotel Zags Portland has an urban green roof that not only looks wonderful but assists in preventing water from overwhelming municipal utilities and is a means of improving urban air quality.
The hotel utilizes low flow faucets and shower heads to save water.

Pump it up!

The Hotel Zags believes in good clean green initiatives and that is why we made the decision several years ago to go with pump amenities for lotion, hand soap, body wash, shampoo, and conditioner. This eliminates hundreds of pounds of plastic containers and packaging.
The BeeKind™ Collection contain no parabens, phosphates, petrol-derived ingredients, mineral oil, urea, DEA, TEA or polypropylene glycol and a portion of the profits help honey bee research.
Learn More About BeeKind

Save some Green

For every day that you skip our housekeeping services, you help us reduce our carbon footprint, and we will give you a $5 credit towards the mini-bar, gift shop or valet. It’s a win-win.

Light the Way!

The Hotel Zags has converted the majority of our lighting on property to low energy, high efficiency LED lighting.

Additionally we outfitted the hotel with occupancy sensing HVAC system, meaning that if a room is not occupied the HVAC system is at a state of rest, when you check-in the system turns on so that the room is cozy by the time you arrive.

Save the Trees!

Guests are welcomed to the hotel with paperless check-in! Our virtual registration card offers a seamless process to get you checked in.

And on your way out, The Hotel Zags is happy to print out a copy of your stay receipt if you request, but we do not slide them under you door or print them at check-out; this helps reduce paper usage and provides you one less thing to keep in your bag.

Getting Around

The Hotel Zags provides all employees with bus passes so that they may utilize public transportation and reduce traffic and pollutants.

For our guests, The Gear Shed at The Hotel Zags features several eco-friendly bikes and skateboards.

Clean it Up

The Hotel Zags participates in SOLVE downtown litter cleanups, in partnership with the Portland Lodging Alliance and Portland Business Alliance!