Hilton-Baltimore BWI Airport Hotel
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1739 West Nursery Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090
Central Maryland
410-694-0808
www.baltimoreairport.hilton.com
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We think it is very important to be a leader in the community. We have solar panels on the ballroom and a very strong recycling program at the hotel.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our team is made up of managers and key associates dedicated to improving the enviroment. We meet monthly and out goal is to continue to find new ways to improve out carbon footprint a the hotel.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We have joined the Maryland Green Travel program and are committed to meeting its core requirements. It also aligns with our Hilton Blue Energy committee at the hotel. We are very committed to improving the our enviremental performance over time and initiate additonal projects that will further reduce our impact on the environment.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: We currently use Proctor and gamble for all of our Cleaning and housekeeping supplies, which has an awesome sustainablilty plan in place for their company.
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: We have been very involved in Habitat over the past couple of years. We have also worked with Souls for Soles as well.
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
bulletInstruct housekeeping to save and reuse unopened items
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
bulletUse effective food inventory control to minimize waste
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
bulletPurchase organic foods
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
bulletUse disposable food service items are eco-friendly - polystyrene is avoided
bulletIf disposable containers are used, they are made from - bio-based materials, recycled content, and/or compostable material
bulletUse cloth napkins and tablecloths
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 pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
bulletProvide organic, local or sustainable food choices
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, paperless registration
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletPurchase recycled paper with a high percentage recycled content
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
bulletUse recycled content paper for copies / printed materials
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.)
bulletPromote other green attractions, activities and Maryland Green Travel facilities
Retail
bulletSell environmentally friendly products
bulletSell sustainable, organic or local products
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 low VOC adhesives
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
bulletUse integrated pest management - IPM
bulletMinimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers in landscaping
bulletTrain staff effectively to use agrochemicals correctly and in proper applications
bulletUse natural fertilizers instead of synthetics
bulletUse composted production materials for fertilizer
Recycling
We have recycling bins in the meeting rooms. We have recycling containers in the parking lot.
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
bulletPallets
bulletPlastic
bulletSteel Cans
bulletOther: We recycle kitchen grease and used soap.
bulletClean the world for the soap. Planet Fry fot the oil and grease trap
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
bulletAssessed production for water-conserving opportunities during cleaning procedures
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
bulletUse water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use
bulletOffer water versus serving automatically
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
bulletUse microfiber technology mops
bulletDefrost foods ahead of time in refrigerators to avoid the need for running-water defrost
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletaerators on faucets (0.5 gpm or less for lavatory and 2.2 gpm or less for kitchen faucets)
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletlow flow urinals (1 gpf or less)
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletrain gauges
bulletminimizes lawn areas
bulletlandscaping using BayScapes techniques
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
bulletCollection of storm water runoff for irrigational use
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
Kitchen
bulletRegularly evaluated existing ovens and other kitchen equipment for temperature settings and energy efficiency opportunities
bulletConfirmed that all refrigerator, freezer and oven gaskets provide a good seal, or replaced
bulletRoutinely clean condenser coils on all refrigeration equipment
bulletImplemented a startup / shutdown procedure which specifies timing for lighting, kitchen equipment, room temperature, etc.
bulletHave proper pilot light adjustment
bulletSetting / installing defrost timers for freezers
bulletInstalled high-efficient evaporator fans for freezers and refrigerators
Lighting:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletUse of directional, downward-facing, lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas
bulletUse high efficiency fluorescent ballasts and lamps - T-5's & T-8's
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
Heating and Cooling
bulletHave a high efficiency heating and air-conditioning HVAC system
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave programmable thermostats for each room and ensure they are properly adjusted
bulletHave a centrally controlled HVAC system that is activated only when occupied
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
bulletHousekeeping closes blinds and resets optimal temperatures
Energy Efficiency:
bulletGenerate electricity from photovoltaic solar panels
bulletGenerate electricity from a wind turbine
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
bulletHave thermal-rated windows and insulation
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
bulletTrack optional linen participation rate
bulletHave water- and energy-efficient washers and dryers
bulletUse non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
Recycle Grease
We use the following best management practices:
bulletStore the grease and have it picked up by a rendering company
bulletPeriodically pump the grease traps
bulletFilter the grease to prolong its life
bulletHave a contract with grease filtering company that takes the grease away
bulletUse a grease recycling vendor that makes bio-diesel
Our grease recycling vendor is:
bulletPlanet Fry
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse disposable foodservice items made from bio-based, renewable materials (corn, bamboo, etc.)
bulletUse disposable foodservice items made with recycled content
bulletUse recyclable foodservice items and actively recycle them
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse ideas set forth in Maryland Green Travel's Checklist for Planning Green Events
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletProvide visible recycling at all green events
bulletMinimize the use of disposable food service items
bulletUse electronic registration, correspondence and forms
bulletUse double-sided printing and copying
bulletUse recycled content paper and soy based ink
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-We have them ride with our guest to and from the airport to pick up the light rail. We aslo share with the Aloft hotel next door.
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-We always car pool with going to company meetings
bulletIncreasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet-We always car pool with going to company meetings
For guests:
bulletEncourage energy efficient vehicle usage
bulletEducate guests on the availability of mass transit
bulletOffer shuttle service to/from mass transit locations
Measurable Results
By switching to many low-flow water fixtures, water consumption was reduced on average by 2000 gallons per day.