SpringHill Suites by Marriott-Annapolis
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189 Admiral Cochrane Dr
Annapolis, MD 21401
Central Maryland
443-321-2500
www.marriott.com/bwisu
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The SpringHill Suites Annapolis has made great strides in reducing our impact on the environment. We
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: The Green Team meets monthly and includes the hotel division, property management and the main office.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: All appliances purchased are required to be energy star rated and we purchase as many products for consumption as we can that are recyclable.
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 effective food inventory control to minimize waste
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
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
bulletProvide condiments - (cream and sugar, etc.) in bulk
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletUse high-efficiency hand-dryers
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
Buildings and Grounds
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPurchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics
bulletProperly recycle and/or dispose of thinners and solvents - required by EPA regulations
bulletUse integrated pest management - IPM
bulletMinimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers in landscaping
Recycling
We provide in room recycling containers. All breakfast plates, cups and, utensils are recycled.
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
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
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
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletmetering
bulletrain gauges
bulletminimizes lawn areas
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletRain gardens
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Water Conservation and Efficiency:
bulletWe have installed a Water-Trak system which downloads the previous days rainfall to minimize over watering of our grass.
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 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 of directional, downward-facing, lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
Heating and Cooling
bulletHave programmable thermostats for each room and ensure they are properly adjusted
Energy Efficiency:
bulletGenerate electricity from photovoltaic solar panels
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
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
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
Measurable Results
We have increased our recycling to 24 cubic yards of material per week. We used to fill four 8-yard containers of solid waste per week and now we send out three 8-yard containers of recycling and two 4-yard containers of solid waste per week.