Calvert Marine Museum
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14200 Solomons Island Rd
Solomons, MD 20688
Southern Maryland
410-326-2042
www.calvertmarinemuseum.com
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The CMM Green Team is dedicated to finding ways that the museum can reduce its footprint and practice good stewardship of our resources.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: The CMM Green Team is dedicated to finding ways that the museum can reduce its footprint and practice good stewardship of our resources. The team members come from many different areas in the museum and have donated their time to develop and implement plans for recycling appropriate kinds of materials generated by our concerts, festivals, and seasonal events. The museum has installed many energy saving devices to conserve water and electricity throughout its operations. Utilizing a grant from the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council the team was able to enlist the support of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild to construct attractive collection containers placed on the grounds. Interior recycling collection units for the exhibition building were procured through the grant assistance of WalMart and the Chaney Foundation, Ltd. Other local support has come from Island Bingo and The Green Turtle. Calvert County Solid Waste Recycling Division has continued to provide the necessary assistance for the program.To spread the word about our efforts in the area, the CMM Green Team has an exhibit display board which is available for community events
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
Buildings and Grounds
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
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
bulletUse less toxic materials
Recycling
Utilizing a grant from the Calvert Marine Museum Volunteer Council the team was able to enlist the support of the Patuxent Small Craft Guild to construct attractive collection containers placed on the grounds. Interior recycling collection units for the exhibition building were procured through the grant assistance of WalMart and the Chaney Foundation, Ltd. Other local support has come from Island Bingo and The Green Turtle. Calvert County Solid Waste Recycling Division has continued to provide the necessary assistance for the program.To spread the word about our efforts in the area, the CMM Green Team has an exhibit display board which is available for community events
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFood Composting
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPallets
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletAs part of Calvert County Government we are part of their recycling program and effort and our recycables are either picked up by the County or we bring to the landfill to recycle.
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
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
bulletUse microfiber technology mops
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletaerators on faucets (0.5 gpm or less for lavatory and 2.2 gpm or less for kitchen faucets)
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletlandscaping using BayScapes techniques
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletRain gardens
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
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:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
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:Exhibit cases
Heating and Cooling
bulletHave a high efficiency heating and air-conditioning HVAC system
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave a centrally controlled HVAC system that is activated only when occupied
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
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
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
bulletUse electronic registration, correspondence and forms
bulletUse double-sided printing and copying
bulletUse green signage at the event
Measurable Results
From FY2011 to FY2012, the costs for Exhibition Building Electric were reduced by $66,611.