Hampton Inn-Baltimore Downtown/Convention Center
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550 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230
Central Maryland
410-685-5000
www.baltimorecamdenyards.hamptoninn.com
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We are fully committed to help preserve and protect our environment.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: All department heads meet monthly to track and measure initiatives and discuss implimenting new ones.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We use a Hilton system called LightStay to monitor energy consumption and waste, track new initiatives such as LED lighting and recysling efforts. We are tracking weekly recycling efforts and saving an estimated 30 lbs of trash weekly.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: Green chemicals, recycled products in guest rooms and breakfast such as enviroware, etc.
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: Partner with downtown partnership and Ridgley's Delight community regularly to assist with cleanup and recycling
bulletIndependently Audited Environmental Management System: Lightstay
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
bulletDonate excess food from events
bulletUse effective food inventory control to minimize waste
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 reusable dishware and glassware and minimize use of disposables
bulletUse non-bleached napkins and coffee filters
bulletUse water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
bulletLaunder staff uniforms using wet or other environmentally friendly methods versus chemical-based dry cleaning
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
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
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
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
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
Recycling
Recycling bins are provided with signage
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPallets
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletSteel Cans
bulletWaste Management - City of Baltimore
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)
bulleta WaterSense-rated pre-rinse dishwasher valve (1.6 gpm or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletmetering
bulletminimizes lawn areas
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
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.
bulletSetting / installing defrost timers for freezers
bulletInstalled timers on the ice-machine to avoid peak demand usage
Lighting:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletUse occupancy sensors to turn on/off lights
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
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
bulletUse LED lighting for:Common area lighting being converted to LED. Building signage LED
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 ENERGY STAR rated windows and doors
bulletHousekeeping closes blinds and resets optimal temperatures
Energy Efficiency:
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
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Energy Conservation and Efficiency
bulletEach LED bulb saves the company 40 watts of energy from former MR-16 bulbs. Each bulb is projected to last five years. We have installed 30 LED bulbs so far.
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
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
Our grease recycling vendor is:
bulletHatfields
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.)
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
bulletInclude information on Green Events / Weddings / Meetings / Conferences in our marketing materials
bulletTrain all event planner staff on green event techniques
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
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-We provide discounted MTA commuter passes for all team members
For guests:
bulletEncourage energy efficient vehicle usage
Measurable Results
We are seeing energy costs (and heat giveoff) drastically reduced with our LED conversion...Each bulb saves 40 watts of energy from the MR-16 bulbs formerly used. Each bulb is projected to last 5 years. We have replaced 30 bulbs so far with LED. We are saving an estimated 30 lbs of waste with our recycling efforts WEEKLY estimating a yearly savings of 1,560 lbs of waste.