Hampton Inn-BWI Airport/Baltimore
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829 Elkridge Landing Rd
Linthicum, MD 21090
Central Maryland
410-850-0600
www.hamptoninnbwiairport.com
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our environmental team consist of the Management team here on property along with leaders of the front desk,housekeeping, and maintenance departments. We meet monthly to discuss options for growth and innovative ideas that will allow us to not only provide the best service to our guest but also allows us to preserve energy, waste and water
bulletSet Annual Goals: We are still in the beginning stages, but we have implemented recycling for waste, introduced LED lighting to our guest room and lobby areas, we also have a towel program where guest have the option to reuse linen in room as well. Our plans moving forward will include looking into solar lighting, recycling use soap bars, and also recycling amenities found in guest rooms, ie. conditioner, shampoo, and mouthwash containers
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: Guest Supply and Sysco, provide us with environmentally friendly products, all of our flatware and paper products are eco friendly and 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
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
bulletUse water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
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
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 refillable pens and toner cartridges
bulletRemove facility and staff names from junk mail lists when possible
bulletReuse scrap paper for notes
bulletPromote other green attractions, activities and Maryland Green Travel facilities
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletUse reused building materials or those from sustainable sources
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
bulletUse a nutrient management plan that minimizes the use of fertilizers
Recycling
We have introduced a recycling program with recycling bins located in the front lobby, by the vending area, and we are beginning to implement recycling by all of our entrances and exits
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletFood Wastes
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletWe sort and package here on property and then turn it over to our local recycling plant.
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
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
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletlow flow urinals (1 gpf or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletrain gauges
bulletminimizes lawn areas
bulletlandscaping using BayScapes techniques
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
bulletSetting / installing defrost timers for freezers
bulletInstalled high-efficient evaporator fans for freezers and refrigerators
bulletInstalled timers on the ice-machine to avoid peak demand usage
bulletUpgraded to an Energy Star Commercial Kitchen Package
Lighting:
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
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
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
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
bulletHousekeeping closes blinds and resets optimal temperatures
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
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
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:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
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 double-sided printing and copying
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-By shuttling our employees to public transportation in groups. We make a total of 4 trips daily from the public transportation drop offs
For guests:
bulletEncourage energy efficient vehicle usage
bulletProvide preferred parking for hybrid or other fuel efficient vehicles
bulletEducate guests on the availability of mass transit
bulletOffer shuttle service to/from mass transit locations
bulletProvide electric charging stations
Measurable Results
By using low flow water fixtures and shower heads we have reduced water consumption by almost half a million gallons a year.