to the Hawley House in Lincoln, NE
Hawley House goes Green
As a partner in the Green Hotels Association, we are committed
to conserving water, energy and reducing waste.
Our efforts to maintain a healthy environment and our commitment to
conservation do not reduce the quality and high standards expected
by our guests. The following describes some of our efforts to ensure
that our guests have a valuable, relaxing and healthy stay.
- Guests have the option to reuse towels.
- Replacing towels daily is available for people who prefer it
by placing used towels in the laundry basket.
- Shampoo, conditioners, bath gel and hand soap is offered in
refillable or multi use dispensers. (The single use option is
available for people who prefer it.)
- Cleaners are environmentally safe.
- Cloth napkins, china and glass are used instead of disposables.
- (Disposable cups are available in the bathroom for those who
- Pop cans are recycled.
- Most food is made from scratch which keeps packaging to a minimum.
- Furnaces, central air conditioners and water heater were all
replace with energy effecient models.
- There are 4 zones in the house. When some areas of the house
are empty, the heat and air conditioning can be adjusted for vacant
- We have been working on the original windows to make them more
energy effecient. They also can be opened in nice weather.
- We are close to the University of Nebraska and downtown Lincoln.
- Maps are available for walking or catching the city bus 3 blocks
- Outside and step lighting is low voltage and LED lighting on
- Some night lights are LED.
- Please open windows during nice weather.
- In winter, thermostats are lowered when people are away for
4 hours or more.
- We encourage you to lower thermostats at night in the winter
and add a down or alternative comforter to your bed.
- As appliances are replaced we will replace them with energy
effecient, Energy Star appliances.
- When rooms are unoccupied, we turn off lights, lower the thermostat
in winter or increase it in summer and close drapes. We are able
to do this because we have zones.
- The early 1890's house had no insulation. We had an insulation
contractor blow in environmentally friendly, safe, recycled insulation
material into the walls and R50 into the attic.
- Ceiling fans have been added to all bedrooms and most other
rooms. This allows more comfort at a higher temperature in the
- Sheets are not ironed, but pillow cases are. We try to remove
sheets from the dryer and fold immediately to have a minimum amount
of wrinkles. In summer sheets might be line dried to save energy
and provide freshness.
- In winter you can request flannel sheets for your bed.
- Most items have been given a second life. Mainly mattresses
and linens are purchased new.
- Most food is made from 'scratch' which keeps packaging to a
- In season, flowers and herbs are cut from the yard.
- The yard is a work in progress toward becoming drouth resistant
plantings which require minimal watering.
- There are live plants in the house that give off oxygen for
a healthier environment.
- We shop locally when possible. We also shop in the health food
stores. In summer we have a large garden.
and Peggy Struwe, Owners
545 North 25th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
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