Residence Inn by Marriott Hunt Valley
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45 Schilling Road
Hunt Valley, MD 21031
Central Maryland
410-527-2335
www.residenceinnhuntvalley.com
Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
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
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, paperless registration
bulletUse electronic correspondence and forms
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste 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
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing and vehicles
Recycling
We provide recycling bins in each of our guest rooms as well as our offices. Our local trash collecting company; Gerber; has provided us with a recycling dumpster which gets collected once a week.
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPallets
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletSteel Cans
bulletGerber Trash Removal has provided us with a recycling dumpster thas is on site which gets emptied once a week.
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
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
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 toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletlow flow urinals (1 gpf or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletrain gauges
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Water Conservation and Efficiency:
bulletWe change bed sheets every 3 days for our extended stay guest reducing the amount of energy and water usage.
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
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
bulletImplemented a startup / shutdown procedure which specifies timing for lighting, kitchen equipment, room temperature, etc.
bulletHave proper pilot light adjustment
bulletSetting / installing defrost timers for freezers
bulletInstalled high-efficient evaporator fans for freezers and refrigerators
bulletOptimized flow rates of exhaust hoods through upgraded equipment or side panels.
Lighting:
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
Heating and Cooling
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave programmable thermostats for each room and ensure they are properly adjusted
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
bulletCalculated the pollution factor of our energy usage by using a pollution calculator
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
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
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
For guests:
bulletEducate guests on the availability of mass transit
bulletOffer shuttle service to/from mass transit locations
Measurable Results
Recycled 26 tons of material this year.