Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
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100 Heron Blvd.
Cambridge, MD 21613
Eastern Shore
410-901-1234
www.chesapeakebay.hyatt.com
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To provide Hyatt employees a chance to make a difference in society and the environment by education
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our team mission is to reduce our energy costs by 10% from the previous year. Green team meets once a month to discuss issues relating to the environment and surrounding areas.
bulletSet Annual Goals: Our entire goal of energy consumption is 10%. The action plan is creating, advising and following up with each department so they have the tools to be green.
bulletEnvironmental Restoration or Community Environmental Projects: We are involved in "adopt a highway", Blackwater Wildlife Refuge clean up and various Cambridge Mainstreet cleanup activities. Planted an herb garden at the hotel for our Chef's to use.
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
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
bulletPurchase organic foods
bulletPurchase sustainably grown foods
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
bulletUse reusable dishware and glassware and minimize use of disposables
bulletUse non-bleached napkins and coffee filters
bulletProvide condiments - (cream and sugar, etc.) in bulk
bulletUse water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles
bulletUse menus and table placards as opportunity to communicate green activities
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
Buildings and Grounds
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletUse reused building materials or those from sustainable sources
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
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
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bulletWe are looking into feeding local farms with our food waste.
Recycling
Recycle bins in our fitness center and by the pools
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
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
bulletUse water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high 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 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
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
bulletUse LED lighting for:Guestrooms, public areas, marina, guest parking
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
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
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
Measurable Results
We have switched to energy saving lightbulbs and reduced our chiller usage which cut our energy costs by $100,000 for the year.