Holiday Inn Express-Annapolis East/Kent Island
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1020 Kent Narrows Rd
Grasonville, MD 21638
Eastern Shore
410-827-4454
www.hiexpress.com/kentisl-anpls
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We are located on the Chesapeake Bay and with that, take the health of the Bay seriously and practice using sustainable resources.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: The Owners and Management. Annual meetings
bulletSet Annual Goals: We've partnered with CBEC on shoreline restoration. We've cut energy costs over 20%. CFL lighting throughout the hotel.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: 100% recycled biodegradable breakfast ware. Use of "living green" TP and tissue. Low volatility chemical use. Minimal use of pesticide and fertilizer on our exterior property.
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: Close partners with the Chesapeake Bay Environmental Center. Contracted with them for Shoreline Restoration of our property. Support of the Bird Watching community.
bulletIndependently Audited Environmental Management System: Responsible Care
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
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
bulletProvide condiments - (cream and sugar, etc.) in bulk
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 correspondence and forms
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
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.)
bulletPromote other green attractions, activities and Maryland Green Travel facilities
Buildings and Grounds
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
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
Recycling
We recycle as much as possible. Ink Cartridges, Newspapers, and as much as we can from Special Events involving beverages. We typically collect and take to transfer stations.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletWe transport to the local recycling station.
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
bulletAssessed production for water-conserving opportunities during cleaning procedures
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
bulletDefrost foods ahead of time in refrigerators to avoid the need for running-water defrost
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletlow flow urinals (1 gpf or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletMaintain vegetative buffers around streams and ponds
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 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.
Lighting:
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
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 high efficiency fluorescent ballasts and lamps - T-5's & T-8's
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
bulletUse LED lighting for:Business Center area and all exit signs.
bulletOther details on lighting: We've migrated to nearly all CFL or LED lighting.
Heating and Cooling
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
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
bulletWe go check all arrival and empty rooms to ensure AC or heat is optimal for arrival or non-occupancy daily.
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
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
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
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold 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:
For guests:
bulletEducate guests on the availability of mass transit
Measurable Results
Have reduced energy consumption by about 20% from peak with the transition to CFL and LED lighting. Have also improved our Boiler System to High Efficiency heaters and consolidated down to 2 boilers from 4 with no negatives.