Merrill Farm Inn is striving to help the environment with our Go Green Environment Program. Our hotel room suites are taking “green” to a new level from our ceilings to our floors to the exterior of our hotel.
Over the next several years we will re-modeling and renovating all of our rooms and cabins. Our new rooms have newly installed Eco friendly flat screen televisions that use more than 20% less electricity. When we change the carpets in the remodeled premium rooms we not only used FHA, Green Label Certified carpet, we also chose carpet that exceeds the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Indoor Air Quality carpet cushion testing program. Our new carpets and thick padding create a cleaner room environment, provide a great sound insulator, are hypoallergenic, and help improve our energy efficiency. Our newly painted walls are beautiful to see. We used the latest technology in zero VOC paint to help improve the air quality.
In addition to our remodel we are making daily noticeable improvements to our operations to help sustain the environment. We have installed new energy efficient light bulbs that use 75% less energy and last ten times longer than regular light bulbs. At all of our meetings we provide recycling containers for our business guest to use during their functions. We also have implemented a towel reuse program to allow guests to determine whether or not they would like their towels replaced by our staff.
Our commitment to helping the environment is shared by our suppliers and guests. Our hotel has been purchasing recycled paper materials and partnering with organizations that share our values for long term sustainable environmental policies. We look forward to completing our remodel project and helping sustain our great environment for years to come.