Home2 Suites by Hilton Lexington Park Patuxent River NAS, MD
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46058 Valley Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653
Southern Maryland
301-866-1416
www.lexingtonpark.home2suites.com
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Our new building is LEED certified and our brand is fully dedicated to making "green" a part of the Home2Suites experience.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: Staff is fully trained on LEED aspects and management team makes GREEN a part of every meeting.
bulletSet Annual Goals: We use Hilton's LightStay program which tracks annual progress in water, energy, and waste and sets incremental goals to improve.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: LEED was the driver for much of this as we definitely purchase all equipment and materials to be as environmentally-friendly as possible. Appliances, paper products, vendor contracts, food, carpetting, flooring, all countertops, all building materials.
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
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers instead of individual soaps / shampoos in guest rooms
bulletUse real coffee mugs and no polystyrene products
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
bulletUse effective food inventory control to minimize waste
bulletLaunder staff uniforms using wet or other environmentally friendly methods versus chemical-based dry cleaning
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletUse high-efficiency hand-dryers
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
bulletPurchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment
bulletEncourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials
bulletPurchase recycled paper with a high percentage recycled content
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
bulletUse recycled content paper for copies / printed materials
bulletUse refillable pens and toner cartridges
bulletReuse scrap paper for notes
Buildings and Grounds
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
bulletPurchase low-VOC carpets and fabrics
bulletInstall carpet with sustainable or recycled content
bulletUse low VOC adhesives
bulletUse reused building materials or those from sustainable sources
bulletUse latex paints that are low or no-VOC
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
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bulletShade-grown coffee
Recycling
We have recycling containers in every guest room, in the hallways, in all meeting rooms, etc.
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
bulletWaste Management - mixed recycling
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
bulletaerators on faucets (0.5 gpm or less for lavatory and 2.2 gpm or less for kitchen faucets)
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
bulleta WaterSense-rated pre-rinse dishwasher valve (1.6 gpm or less)
Have an effective landscape management plan which utilizes:
bulletnative species
bulletdrought tolerant species
bulletrain gauges
bulletminimizes lawn areas
Have an effective storm water plan management including:
bulletPervious pavement, and/or minimization of impervious areas like paving, concrete, etc
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Water Conservation and Efficiency:
bulletDual flush toilets; underground parking to reduce permeable surfaces and runoff.
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
bulletUpgraded to an Energy Star Commercial Kitchen Package
Lighting:
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletUse occupancy sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletTurn off lights in unoccupied rooms
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:lighting in bathrooms and hallways.
Heating and Cooling
bulletHave a high efficiency heating and air-conditioning HVAC system
bulletHave programmable thermostats for each room and ensure they are properly adjusted
bulletHave ENERGY STAR rated windows and doors
bulletHave installed additional insulation
Energy Efficiency:
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
bulletHave thermal-rated windows and insulation
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Energy Conservation and Efficiency
bulletThe saline pool has a automatic cover which greatly reduces energy loss!
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
bulletUse linen service providers that employ wet versus dry cleaning
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics for Laundry and Linen Service:
bulletOnly clean sheets and towels every 5 days. EnergyStar washers and dryers provid for guests. Central laundry is ultra-efficient.
Minimize Disposable Food Service Items
We use the following best management practices:
bulletUse disposable foodservice items made from bio-based, renewable materials (corn, bamboo, etc.)
bulletUse disposable foodservice items made with recycled content
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-We provide bike racks and an employee shower in locker room to promote biking.
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-Although there is no convenient mass transit service, the building was designed ot accommodate.
bulletIncreasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet-Although there is no convenient mass transit service, the building was designed ot accommodate.
For guests:
bulletEducate guests on the availability of mass transit
bulletOffer shuttle service to/from mass transit locations
Green Building:
Our building is LEED certified:
bulletWe are under evalualtion for LEED rating:Silver
bulletSustainable Building Materials:65%+ of all materials used for counters, wood, and flooring/carpeting were from post-consumer materials.
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics regarding our Green Building techniques:
bulletThe pool is saline and all roof coatings are white to promote decreased "heat island" effect.
Measurable Results
The building just opened a few months ago, but it was designed to use 32% less energy than a conventionally designed facility. We will monitor energy, water, and waste generation thru our LightStay program and report on progress annually.