Arroyo Vista Inn, L.A. Area Bed & Breakfast - South Pasadena, California, 91030, United States

South Pasadena's Only Green Bed and Breakfast

  • orange tree
  • 2.5 kw solar array
  • our avocado tree

Sustainable by Nature, Arroyo Vista Inn's Green Initiatives

In order for the Arroyo Vista Inn to insure the comfort of our guests, support our South Pasadena community, and provide a model for sustainable living, we pledge to:

  • Support our local economy and the South Pasadena community through the purchase of local goods as much as possible
  • Record and report the effects of our eco-friendly initiatives
  • Reduce our impact on the environment through recycling, donation, and compost programs
  • Demonstrate practical and sustainable green building strategies to the public

At the Arroyo Vista Inn, we strive to minimize our environmental impact while simultaneously enhancing the guest experience. When owner Pat Wright first purchased the property in 2006, she carefully remodeled the bed and breakfast, taking time to preserve the original architectural elements, and retrofit the inn with resource saving technologies. In addition, she installed a 2.5 KW solar array. Depending on the time of year, this array accounts for up to half of the energy demand at the Arroyo Vista Inn. In 2010, the Arroyo Seco Foundation awarded the B&B a prestigious local environmental award, and the Arroyo Vista Inn was included in list of top ten eco-friendly inns. We are not perfect. We are constantly trying to update and modify our environmental practices, and we welcome your ideas and suggestions; some of our current practices are listed below:

  • Compact Fluorescent Lighting in all guest rooms (CFLs are four times more efficient and last up to ten times longer than traditional incandescent lights)
  • Bathroom fixtures with low water flow, high efficiency toilets by Toto
  • Locally sourced, natural bath products by LATHER
  • Environmentally friendly cleaning products used in guest rooms and common areas
  • Permeable parking lot returns run off water to the water table
  • Recycling and compost programs divert waste from landfills
  • Over twenty fruit trees, and a variety of other herb and vegetable gardens on site
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