DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Annapolis
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210 Holiday Ct
Annapolis, MD 21401
Central Maryland
410-224-3150
www.annapolis.doubletree.com
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We’ve implemented our greening efforts because we know that our guests and our meeting planners want to stay at a green hotel!
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: GM meets regularly with facility engineers, housekeeping, catering regarding green initiatives.
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: We are actively purchasing EnergyStar, water-efficient, and green cleaning products.
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
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing and vehicles
Recycling
We have recycling cans in the lobby, meeting rooms, and in the vending areas.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
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
bulletHave a numeric goal to reduce water consumption over time
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
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)
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
bullethigh efficiency Energy-Star rated dishwashers
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
Lighting:
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletUse occupancy sensors to turn on/off lights
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
Energy Efficiency:
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
bulletHave thermal-rated windows and insulation
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 water- and energy-efficient washers and dryers
bulletUse non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents
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
bulletFilter the grease to prolong its life
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
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
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-We provide public transit information in our conference - meeting sales materials
Measurable Results
An energy consumption evaluation performed in June of 2013 of the Doubletree by Hilton Annapolis, produced an 8% decrease of energy and gas usage. T8 and LED lighting fixtures were implemented March of 2012. High efficient, multi stage HVAC roof top and split systems were installed June of 2012. A CFL bulb recycling program was put into place January of 2013. A documented energy use reduction of 144,180 kwh annually, which translates into roughly $160k in savings. The reduced power usage translates into 83,430 lbs of CO2 emissions reduced.