Hotel owner Bret Wirta, Chloe Fagg, general manager, and Mattias Järvegren, utility services advisor for Clallam County PUD, stand inside Quality Inn and Suites, Sequim, with the recently presented ENERGY STAR(r) award. Last year was the third year in a row that the hotel performed in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide. Photo courtesy of Bret Wirta
The Quality Inn and Suites in Sequim remains one of only three hotels in Washington to win and retain the ENERGY STAR(r) award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The hotel's energy performance rates in the top 25 percent of facilities nationwide and recently was awarded again for 2010.Chloe Fagg, general manager of the Quality Inn, said the award demonstrates staff's continued commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainable tourism. Staff worked with Mattias Järvegren, utility services advisor for Clallam County PUD, to focus on high value energy saving projects over the past three years.