Fairfield Inn & Suites-Baltimore Downtown/Inner Harbor
101 President Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
Central Maryland
Proud to be Baltimore's first LEED certified hotel, the Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott
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
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
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
bulletIf disposable containers are used, they are made from - bio-based materials, recycled content, and/or compostable material
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
bulletPrint menus on recycled FSC-certified, recycled-content paper with vegetable-based inks and include recycling symbols, recycled-content, and a message about the inks
bulletUse screen-based ordering systems
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 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
bulletUse green cleaning chemicals
bulletDispense cleaning agents in bulk to reduce quantities used
bulletPurchase durable equipment and furniture
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
bulletMinimize the use of pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and fertilizers in landscaping
bulletUse a nutrient management plan that minimizes the use of fertilizers
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Waste Reduction:
bullet(1) 85% of construction waste diverted from landfill (2) 30 ft tall gain silo, previously a beer tank, now captures rainwater for irrigation (3) Interior walls constructed with reused brick (4) 12% of materials contain recycled content (5) Compostable or reusable products used in dining & inroom service (6) Recycled koozies in all guest rooms (7) Courtyard turf made of recycled tires
Cans are in all guest rooms, lobby and office areas
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletOffice Paper
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
bulletPerform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks
bulletUse water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use
bulletDiscourage water-based cleanup, ie. sweep first
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bulletwaterless urinals
bulletcomposting toilets
bulletautomatic or sensored faucets or toilets in public restrooms
bullethigh efficiency Energy-Star rated dishwashers
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
bulletHave a green roof
bulletUse cisterns
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
bulletDesigned use of natural lighting
bulletUse high efficiency compact fluorescent light bulbs in rooms, canned lighting or wherever possible
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
bulletUse ceiling fans
Energy Efficiency:
bulletHave thermal-rated windows and insulation
bulletPurchased Green Tags or Renewable Energy Certificates to support new renewable energy resources
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics in Energy Conservation and Efficiency
bullet(1) 24% more energy efficient than required by code (2) 18% energy reduction over baseline performance through multiple processes
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 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 an ozone laundry system that greatly minimizes need for detergents and saves water
Green Events
We use the following best management practices:
bulletSupport event planners who want to hold green events
bulletInclude information on Green Events / Weddings / Meetings / Conferences in our marketing materials
bulletTrain all event planner staff on green event techniques
Other Green Practices
We use the following best management practices:
bulletMinimize the Comute of our Employees-We offer bikes to our employees to ride to and from work and provide a shower for them to rinse off before starting a shift.
bulletIncreasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet-Increasing the Fuel Efficiency of our Fleet Vehicles(1) Hotel owns a SmartCar (2) Bicycles for guests
For guests:
bulletProvide preferred parking for hybrid or other fuel efficient vehicles
Green Building:
bulletOur building is LEED certifiedx:
bulletLEED Gold
bulletHistoric Property:Adaptive reuse of historic building and the inclusion of an historic rowhome
bulletSustainable Building Materials:(1) 85% of construction waste diverted from landfill (2) Interior walls constructed with reused bricks (3) Courtyard turf made of recycled tires
bulletAwards:(1) 1st LEED certified hotel in Baltimore (2) 1st LEED new build hotel in Marriott International (3) 2009 Innovator of the the Year [Daily Record] (4) 2009 Wavemaker Award [ULI Baltimore] (5) 2009 Special Accomplishment Award [USGBC Maryland] (6) 2009 Sustainable Tourism Award [Gov O'Malley] (7) 2010 Green Development of the Year [Baltimore Business Journal]
Measurable Results
(1) 85% of construction waste diverted from landfill using sustainable practices. (2) $16,000 in savings per year from using sustainable water practices throughout the hotel - (a) $4,000 from using sustainable plants that are native to Maryland and the Baltimore area, (b) $12,000 from using two flush system toilets and low flow high pressure faucets and shower heads. (3) $56,000 per year from using upgraded energy efficient equipment.