Hilton Garden Inn Baltimore Inner Harbor
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625 S. President St
Baltimore, MD 21202
Central Maryland
410-234-0065
www.hilton.com
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Sustainability is a brand standard for Hilton Garden Inn hotels. It is our culture to conserve and preserve as an individual, a hotel, and a brand
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: General Manager, Director of Sales, Assistant General Manager, Chief Engineer, Director of Housekeeping, Front Desk Manager, Food and Beverage manager, Human Resources Manager. Sustainability initiatives are reviewed during staff meetings.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We utilize Hilton's LightStay program to track montly usage and set benchmarks for opportunities.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: Green by Design bathroom toiletries, environmentally friendly lighting, cleaning products.
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: Active Participant with the Global Soap Project. Redirect used guestroom soap from landfills to a sanitation and repocessing plant in Atlanta. The Global Soap Team then sends the newly processed soap to communities in need.
bulletIndependently Audited Environmental Management System: Basic EMS utilizing Hilton 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
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
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
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
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.)
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 latex paints that are low or no-VOC
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
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bulletGlobal Soap Project.
Recycling
Utilize Single Stream Recycling through our waste management provider.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPallets
bulletPlastic
bulletWaste Management
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
bulletOffer water versus serving automatically
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
bulletUse microfiber technology mops
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:
bulletnative species
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletHave a green roof
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
bulletConfirmed that all refrigerator, freezer and oven gaskets provide a good seal, or replaced
Lighting:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletUse LED Exit Signs
Heating and Cooling
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
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:
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
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
bulletUse linen service providers that employ wet versus dry cleaning
Recycle Grease
We use the following best management practices:
bulletStore the grease and have it picked up by a rendering company
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
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:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletUse double-sided printing and copying
bulletUse green signage at the event
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-Our hotel is located along the Green Route for the Charm City Circulator, a complimentary mass transit bus system that utilizes hybrid vehicles.
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
bulletProvide electric charging stations
Other:
bulletPrograms:Earthpact by Crestline Hotels and Resorts
Measurable Results
In November 2012 collected 100 pounds of used guestroom soap for redirection to the Global Soap Project with a goal of diverting 400 pounds of soap per quarter.