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Green Downtown Portsmouth Hotel


Winner of the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program Environmental Champion Award

Our green downtown Portsmouth hotel is committed to doing more to consume less and caring for our planet. Our hotel is a proud recipient of the New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging and Restaurant Program Environmental Champion Award. Our green partnerships allow us to make a difference globally while reducing our environmental impact.

When you stay with us, we invite you to participate in our Make a Green Choice program and enjoy a $5 voucher at participating food and beverage outlets or 500 Starpoints®.

Our Initiatives

We continually evaluate our operations in order to employ more environmentally friendly methods of providing the best service. To date, the hotel has implemented the following initiatives to support our conservation goals:

Energy and Water Conservation

  • Fluorescent lamps
  • LED exit signs
  • CFL light bulbs
  • Energy Star Appliances and Equipment
  • Occupancy sensor-based light switches, timers, photocells and central programmable controls
  • Toilet tune-ups
  • Automatic flushometers and faucets

Waste Minimization

  • Comprehensive recycling program, including guest room recycling bins
  • Low flow faucets and shower heads
  • Fluorescent lamp and battery waste collection
  • Styrofoam elimination
  • Newspaper purchase reduction
  • Furniture donation

Sustainable Food & Beverage

  • Composting of organic waste
  • Reduction of bottled water
  • Where legally permitted, hotel donates left-over food to community-based food recovery programs.
  • Sustainable banquet menu offerings

Indoor Environmental Quality

  • Make a Green Choice
  • Low VOC Paint/Coatings
  • Temperature setting and drapery standards in guest room and office space
  • Transition to motion detector light switches in closets and storage areas

Awareness and Engagement

  • Hotel Green Committee and Sustainability Champion
  • Staff & Guest Training
  • Green transportation tactics: offering public transportation options, and bicycle storage

Sustainable Meetings

  • Online brochures, menus, planning materials
  • Socially conscious meeting programs
  • Sustainable menu items
  • Composting of organic waste
  • Meeting impact report

We continue to find new opportunities to improve our operations through education, employee ideas and guest feedback. The Sheraton Portsmouth Harborside is always interested in hearing new green suggestions from our guests. Have an idea? Email us at