Best Western-Capital Beltway
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5910 Princess Garden Pkwy
Lanham, MD 20706
Capital Region
301-459-1000
www.bestwestern.com/capitalbeltway
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We are going green to do our part to help the planet by conserving energy, water eliminating waste.
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Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bullet Environment Policy Statement:
bulletEnvironmental Team: Our team is 1 person from each department in the hotel. We meet every first Tuesday, and discuss our goals,issues and solutions.
bulletWe have a purchasing policy to encourage the purchase of environmentally-friendly products and services
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: ENVIROX-ROOM ROOM CLEANING PRODUCT H2O2
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
bulletInstruct housekeeping to save and reuse unopened items
Kitchen and Prep / Dining / Catering / Meetings and Events / Campground Snack Bar
bulletCompost food waste and other compostables
Restrooms
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
bulletUse a last-in/first-out inventory and effective labeling systems
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
bulletMake 2-sided copies / printed materials and avoid making extra copies
Buildings and Grounds
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
bulletMinimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping
Recycling
Recycle bins on each floor and in lobby.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletBatteries
bulletCardboard
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletGlass
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletNewspaper
bulletOffice Paper
bulletPacking Supplies
bulletPlastic
bulletPrinter and copy machine toner cartridges
bulletSteel Cans
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 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
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
bulletHave a high efficiency heating and air conditioning HVAC system
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
bulletHave installed programmable thermostats for each room
bulletHave installed additional insulation
Linen Service and Laundry:
We use these best management practices:
bulletProvide optional linen service - Change linens only upon request
bulletTrain house cleaners on the process for optional linen service
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
bulletUse linens service providers that employ wet versus dry cleaning
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletTrain all staff event planners on green event techniques
Other Green Practices
Transportation:
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-Provide free shuttle service to and from local train/subway service.
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-Provide free local shuttle service to and from train/subway service.
bulletIncreasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet-Increasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet VehiclesLimit free shuttle service to and from train/subway stations to once an hour every hour.
Measurable Results
Our energy conservation program has redused our bill by $2300.00 per year based on occupancy.