Learn what makes our San Francisco hotel eco-friendly.
Hotel Zoe is certified as a Green Business by the Department of the Environment and has been recognized with 4 Green Keys by the Green Key Eco-Rating Program. In addition, it has earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR certification and achieved GreenLeader Gold Level status with TripAdvisor.
We push well beyond ENERGY STAR, Green Business Program or Green Key requirements with eco-friendly efforts to preserve and protect the indoor and outdoor environment.
Hotel Zoe proudly offers an opportunity for our guests to join us in our efforts to converse natural resources.
Check out why we’re a green hotel in San Francisco, and what makes us that way. From LED light bulbs to motion-sensor control panels in guest rooms and public spaces, stem battery power to low-flow water valves, environmentally responsible cleaning solutions to ongoing recycling efforts, we make sure that not only is our hotel green, but we make sure it’s easy for you to be green too.
Our guests are free to check out our complimentary bicycles to explore San Francisco safely and comfortably without the hassle of gas, traffic and parking. And if you arrive by electric car, our garage offers complimentary juice bars for those who valet-park their vehicles with us.
Environmental Best Practices
Energy & Carbon
Hotel Zoe is fully outfitted with LED light bulbs and motion-sensor control panels on guest floor hallways, meeting rooms and other public areas.
Hotel Zoe uses low-flow toilets, faucets and showerheads and helps save about a milion gallons of water each year.
Waste & Food Waste
Hotel Zoe has replaced single-use shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel containers with larger, pump-topped bottles, keeping around 144,000 tiny plastic bottles out of landfills each year.
Hotel Zoe partners with Recology and Sequential Pacific, on maximizing waste control and oil recycling.
Hotel Zoe partners with Oceanic Society and helps work to study and protect threatened marine species and habitats in priority areas worldwide. A portion of our Red Crab “whimsical object” proceeds go to the Oceanic Society to help protect our oceans.
Climate Change & Resilience
Hotel Zoe partners with Blazing Saddles (bicycle rental) and provides complimentary 2-hour rentals to our guests, who have an opportunity to safely and comfortably explore the city – witout the hassle of gas, traffic and parking.
Procurement, Air Quality, Green Hotel Programs
Guests at Hotel Zoe are offered an option to forego housekeeping services with our “Choose to Conserve” program which helps save water and reduce energy consumption. For every day our guests decline housekeeping, they receive a $5.00 voucher to be used on incidental charges.
Social Best Practices
Health, Safety & Wellbeing
Instead of traditional cleaning products, Hotel Zoe utilizes the Eco-Friendly, Pathosans system. The PathoSans system produces ready-to-use electrochemically-activated (ECA) solutions that are non-irritating to workers and clean and sanitize just as well as traditional chemicals.
Diversity & Inclusion
Hotel hosts different employee events throughout the year, promoting diversity and inclusion within a team, such as themed employee luncheons and celebration of different cultural holidays.
A Diversity mural has been created in the BOH of the Hotel, reminding team members of the importance of diversity and inclusion.
Guest and Employee Initiatives
Hotel Zoe invites its guests to participate in donation program to UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital by simply dropping their keys into a designated key box at check out. For each key dropped, Hotel Zoe will donate $1 to the Hospital’s fund.
Hotel Zoe also invites team members to participate in creating and expanding a ilver Lining Fund – a fund to serve as financial help to employees in need. The funds for silver lining fund are collected by hosping Hotel’s yard sale.
Hotel Zoe team shares our positivity by organizing and participating in various volunteering events throughout the year, such as: Cleanup day, AIDS Walk, Breast Cancer Walk, etc.
Each month, Hotel Zoe hosts a “Yappy Hour”, an event for dog owners and their best friends that is usually visited by locals and promoted by a neighborhood pet shore. A percentage of F&B purchase is donated each month to Wonder Dog Rescue center, based in San Francisco.
Hotel Zoe donates gently used lost and found clothing items and non-expired perishables to Good Samaritian shelter in San Mateo County and the Mission Neighborhood Health Center in San Francisco.
We’re proud to partner with Direct Relief, an international aid organization dedicated to supplying essential medical equipment, medications, & PPE to frontline medical professionals. 15% of proceeds go to Direct Relief.