Sheraton-Washington North
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4095 Powder Mill Road
Beltsville, MD 20705
Capital Region
301-937-4422
www.sheraton.com/washingtonnorth
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We, at The Sheraton Washington North, believe that economic growth and the well-being of society are
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: Energy and Sustainability committee meet monthly to discuss policies to improve results.
Waste Reduction
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property waste
bulletTrack overall waste bills and established baseline data for quantity of wastes produced
bulletSet a numeric goal of overall waste reduction
Guest Rooms
bulletUse real coffee mugs and no polystyrene products
bulletInstruct housekeeping to save and reuse unopened items
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
bulletUse an effective food inventory control to minimize waste
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
bulletUse reusable dishware and glassware and minimize use of disposables
bulletUse non-bleached napkins and coffee filters
bulletProvide condiments, cream and sugar, etc. in bulk
bulletUse water pitches and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
bulletPrint menus on recycled FSC-certified, recycled-content paper with vegetable-based inks and include recycling symbols, recycled-content, and include a message about the inks
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
Buildings and Grounds
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPurchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles
bulletUse less toxic materials
bulletMinimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping
bulletUse a nutrient management plan that minimizes the use of fertilizers
Recycling
Each guest room has a recycling container. All meeting rooms and lobby have recycling containers.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletCardboard
bulletGlass
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletSteel Cans
Water Conservation
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property water usage
bulletTrack water bills and established baseline data on water usage and wastewater generation
bulletHave a numeric goal to reduce water consumption over time
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
bulletUse water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletwaterless urinals
bulletcomposting toilets
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
bullethigh efficiency Energy-Star rated dishwashers
Energy Efficiency
We use the following best management practices:
bulletHave a plan in place to reduce property energy usage
bulletTrack overall energy bills and establish baseline energy usage
bulletHave a numeric goal to reduce energy usage over time
bulletHave had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities
bulletHave an energy management system in place to track and meter energy usage
Lighting:
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletUse occupancy sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
Heating and Cooling
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave installed programmable thermostats for each room
Energy Efficiency:
bulletPurchased ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
Linen Service and Laundry:
We use these best management practices:
bulletProvide optional linen service - Change linens only upon request
bulletTrain house cleaners on the process for optional linen service
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletInclude information on Green Events / Weddings / Meetings / Conferences in our marketing materials
bulletTrain all staff event planners on green event techniques
Measurable Results
All restrooms use low-flow fixtures saving 500,000 gallons of water per year. All can lights have been changed to low watt fluorescent bulbs saving $2,000.00 per year. All guest rooms have recycle bins reducing landfill waste by 30 tons per year.