Baltimore Harbor Hotel
101 W Fayette St
Baltimore, MD 21201
Central Maryland
It makes great business sense for the Sheraton and our staff; and, our customers are telling us how important it is to them.
Management and Leadership
We use the following best management practices:
bulletEnvironment Policy Statement
bulletEnvironmental Team: GM meets regularly with facility engineers, housekeeping, catering regarding green initiatives.
bulletSet Annual Goals: Starwood has goals for reductions and we are required to be endorsed by state-based green programs.
bulletList of our environmentally friendly products and services: We are actively purchasing EnergyStar, water-efficient, and green cleaning products.
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
bulletPurchase locally grown produce and other foods
bulletDo not use polystyrene coffee cups
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
bulletUse screen-based ordering systems
bulletUse bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms
bulletPurchase recycled-content paper towels and toilet paper
Registration / Office
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
bulletPerform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing and vehicles
We have recycling cans in the lobby, meeting rooms, and in the vending areas.
We are recycling:
bulletAluminium Cans
bulletElectronics equipment
bulletFluorescent Lamps
bulletOffice Paper
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
Use or installed the following devices:
bulletlow flow restrictors on faucets and showerheads
bulletlow flow toilets (1.6 gpf or less)
bullethigh efficiency Energy-Star rated dishwashers
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
bulletUse lighting sensors to turn on/off lights
bulletUse occupancy 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
bulletRegularly perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system
Energy Efficiency:
bulletENERGY STAR computers, appliances, office equipments etc.
bulletHave thermal-rated windows and insulation
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
bulletUse non-phosphate, non-toxic and biodegradable laundry detergents
bulletMinimize the use of bleach and chlorinated chemicals
Our Innovative Ideas and Specifics for Laundry and Linen Service:
bulletWe have just contracted with EcoLab for green detergents and practices for laundry that will also reduce water and energy use.
Recycle Grease
We use the following best management practices:
bulletStore the grease and have it picked up by a rendering company
bulletFilter the grease to prolong its life
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:
bulletAddressing Efficient Business Travel-We provide public transit information in our conference - meeting sales materials
Measurable Results
Using the standards provided by the AHLA Green Guide: (1) By replacing all incandescent lights with CFL’s in all 706 rooms, we have reduced energy consumption by approximately 335,000 kWHs/year with an estimated energy savings of $40,000. (2) By installing low-flow showerheads and restrictors in all rooms, we are saving at least 2.5 million gallons of water each year and more than $80,000/year in reduced water and energy bills (for heating the water). (3) Through our "Make a Green Choice" program, our optional linen service that provides incentives for guests to opt our of room service, for our 706 room hotel, we are reducing water usage by at least 100,000 gals/year, reducing detergent use by at least 750 gallons/year and saving at least $35,000/year on reduced water, detergent, and labor costs.