Azure
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100 Westgate Circle
Annapolis, MD 21401
Central Maryland
410-972-4300
www.azureannapolis.com
Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: We meet monthly with a member from each department in attendance. Our mission is to consistently improve and educate our departments on their impact.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We review energy, water, recycling and waste numbers each month, tweaking our practices to constantly improve.
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
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
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
Registration / Office
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
bulletUse refillable pens and toner cartridges
Recycling
There are designated trash cans in our lobby for bottles and paper. A recycling bin is placed in the back for all staff to use as well.
bulletWe have clearly marked recycling bins or provide convenient drop off locations
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletCardboard
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
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
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
bulletDefrost foods ahead of time in refrigerators to avoid the need for running-water defrost
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
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
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 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
bulletMinimize the use of lighting during night cleaning
bulletKeep office doors and windows closed if HVAC system is on
bulletHave ENERGY STAR rated windows and doors
Energy Efficiency:
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
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
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
bulletUse a grease recycling vendor that makes bio-diesel
Our grease recycling vendor is:
bulletValley Protins
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse recyclable foodservice items and actively recycle them
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse ideas set forth in Maryland Green Travel's Checklist for Planning Green Events
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletMinimize the use of disposable food service items
bulletUse double-sided printing and copying
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-Individuals working back to back shifts often stay at the hotel free of charge.
Measurable Results
With Azure and The Westin of Annapolis working together, we have been able to save up to 170 thousand gallons of water or $1,622.89 in savings in a month.