Inn at Herrington Harbour, The
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7161 Lake Shore Drive
North Beach, MD 20714
Southern Maryland
410-741-5100
www.herringtonharbour.com
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Working/Living/Playing on the shores of the Chesapeake Bay makes us stewards of the bay, land, and air around us.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our team is made up of members from the office, housekeeping,and maintenance personnel. Anyone may attend meetings, on the first Wednesday of each month, and may offer their views at any time. Our mission is to continually evaluate and elevate our efforts to be an environmentally progressive Company.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We are monitoring our electric, propane, and water usage in an effort to lower usage. Alternative approaches to their usage are being sought out and considered.
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: Supplies: Linens, recycled paper products, natural bath amenities housed in recycled containers, Bay safe cleaners, coffee Services: Printing
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: Oyster cultivation to regain clean Bay water. Forest interior dwelling bird habitat preservation.
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
Guest Rooms
bulletInstruct housekeeping to save and reuse unopened items
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletUse last-in/first-out inventory and effective labeling systems
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
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
bulletUse refillable pens and toner cartridges
bulletRemove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible
bulletReuse scrap paper for notes
bulletReuse or donate shipping and packing supplies (peanuts, bubble wrap, etc.)
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPurchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics
bulletUse reused building materials or those from sustainable sources
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
bulletReuse paint thinners
bulletProperly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents - required by EPA regulations
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing and vehicles
bulletUse less toxic materials
bulletMinimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers in landscaping
bulletUse composted production materials for fertilizer
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bulletOur coffee grounds are recycled into the gardens.
Recycling
Recycling is available in all guestrooms, the lobby, and outside areas.
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletSteel Cans
bulletAnne Arundel County
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Recycling:
bulletWe were part of Anne Arundel County's pilot recycling program.
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
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
bulletUse microfiber technology mops
Use or installed the following devices:
bullettankless hot water heaters
bulletan air-cooled versus a water-cooled icemaker
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletminimizes lawn areas
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletRain gardens
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Water Conservation and Efficiency:
bulletCreated rain gardens to reduce runoff into the Bay, where once there were asphalt parking areas.
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
Lighting:
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
bulletUse high efficiency fluorescent ballasts and lamps - T-5's & T-8's
Heating and Cooling
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
bulletHousekeeping closes blinds and resets optimal temperatures
bulletHave installed additional insulation
Energy Efficiency:
bulletTurn off all electrical items in unoccupied rooms when not in use or at the end of the day
Linen Service and Laundry:
We use these best management practices:
bulletProvide optional linen service - Change linens only upon request
bulletTrain staff on the process for optional linen service
bulletHave signage in each room explaining the linen reuse procedures
bulletUse non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse recyclable foodservice items and actively recycle them
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
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics regarding Green Events:
bulletSuggest that they plan a guided tour of our 2 mile eco-trail.
Measurable Results
By recycling we have saved 50% (17 Tons) of our trash from the landfill.