Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City Achieves GOLD!

Hotel guests are demanding safer and more sustainable lodging options. And it is because of this commitment of caring for guests and staff that Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is at the forefront of adopting practices that are more environmentally favorable and better for human health and safety.

Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City is the second hotel in California and fifth nationwide to achieve Gold level certification under the Green Seal GS-33 Standard for Lodging Properties. The hotel was first certified in 2010. It is also one of the hotels in the LA Green Lodging Program, a partnership between the City of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Bureau of Sanitation, The Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, and Green Seal.

As a Gold certified property, Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City meets the standard’s rigorous criteria and is raising the bar of leadership– practicing it on a daily basis.


The requirements for Gold level hotel certification include achieving all requirements of the Silver level of certification (which include addressing waste minimization, reuse, and recycling; practicing energy efficiency and conservation; properly managing fresh water resources and waste water; safely handling hazardous substances and creating an environmentally sensitive purchasing policy) and then:

  • Having a plan in place for continuous improvement.
  • Setting policies and procedures for energy reduction goals, including specific measurements and monitoring of energy use over time. To support these goals Hilton Los Angeles/Universal City utilizes LightStay™, a Hilton Corporation proprietary system to measure, analyze, and report sustainability data.
  • Putting in place a plan for effective management of resource use. This includes tracking energy and potable water consumption and waste collected for disposal/incineration and recycling.
  • Monitoring water use and using EPA WaterSense™ fixtures and procedures, and providing evidence and documentation of metering and monitoring water consumption.

For more information about Green Seal’s GS-33 Environmental Leadership Standard for Lodging Properties, as well as for information on other standards and the certification process, please visit – http://www.greenseal.org/GreenBusiness/Standards.aspx

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