The Buttonwood Inn on Mt. Surprise
A New Hampshire Bed and Breakfast in North Conway
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The Buttonwood Inn Eco-Friendly Measures
  Click to Order Your Gift Certificate onlineIn 2008, The Buttonwood Inn became certified by the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program.  Our goal is to provide you, our customer, with the best service, hospitality, Buttonwood Inn certified Eco-Friendly by NH Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Programand attention to detail possible, while preserving the natural beauty and healthy environment of the White Mountains of New Hampshire by continuing our efforts to be "green". We hope that you will also join us for your benefit and that of future generations. Note that as we continue to add more eco-friendly measures reducing our carbon footprint on the Earth, these are some of the initiatives we’ve implemented so far:
  1. Recycle bottles, cans, plastic, and paper, including from guest rooms
  2. Use recycled paper when necessary
  3. Print double-sided
  4. Email documents as much as possible to reduce paper usage
  5. LED night lights and decorative lights
  6. Energy efficient fluorescent light bulbs
  7. Motion sensors on outdoor lights
  8. Automatic timer on outside light-turned off when Inn is empty
  9. Ask guests to turn off lights, air conditioning, and fans when they leave the guest room
  10. Turn off hot water, heat, and air conditioning in unoccupied guest room areas
  11. Buy local produce, meats, maple syrup, and more to reduce dependence on long haul trucking
  12. Use our garden produce and herbs for breakfast and baked treats
  13. Propagate and grow native New Hampshire plants which require less watering and fertilizer
  14. Provide our delicious deep-well water in a decanter instead of bottled water (required by New Hampshire to test it every year)
  15. Use china, glassware, and cloth napkins
  16. Decrease water usage with low-flow shower heads and faucets
  17. Three-chamber body wash/shampoo/conditioner dispensers installed in bathroom showers using organic products, eliminating small bottle waste
  18. Guest voluntary towel reuse
  19. Change sheets every other day on stays longer than two days
  20. Use environmentally-safe, non-chemical household cleaners that also disinfect bathrooms
  21. Reuse old towels and linens as cleaning cloths
  22. Heat the common rooms during the cold months with our wood-burning fireplace inserts to rely less on oil heat
  23. Added more insulation to walls and ceilings minimizing heat loss
  24. Replace old appliances with new, high energy-efficient models
  25. Refurbish or donate old furniture
  26. Reduce trips to post office, laundry, and stores to 3 days a week and own one automobile
  Please Join Us in The Heart of New Hampshire's White Mountains
Innkeepers: Bill and Paula Petrone
PO Box 1817 64 Mt. Surprise Rd. North Conway, New Hampshire 03860-1817
800-258-2625 603-356-2625 Fax: 603-356-3140 Send us an E-mail!