There are 206 properties currently listed in San Diego. At this time there are 47 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 28 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley employs 36 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego - Mission Valley please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Green Initiative for the Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego
The Crowne Plaza San Diego, in collaboration and cooperation with Federal, State and local governmental agencies, are committed to the development and execution of a Green Initiative. This protective plan is focused on the implementation of recycling and waste management, energy and water efficiencies and reduction. The goal is to utilize as many available and appropriate resources as possible in an effort to operate the Crowne Plaza San Diego in an environmentally friendly manner. In order to maintain a successful Green Initiative, Crowne Plaza San Diego is dedicated to provide continuous education and outreach to all Crowne Plaza San Diego employees, guests, purveyors, and neighbors.
Crowne Plaza San Diego Partners
The following partners work together towards a greener Mission Valley: ? EDCO ? SDG&E ? City of San Diego Environmental Service ? New Leaf Bio fuel ? St. Vincent De Paul, Father Joe’s ? USAgain ? AWARE
2009 California Integrated Waste Management Board, Waste Reduction Award 2010 California Integrated Waste Management Board, Waste Reduction Award 2011 California Integrated Waste Management Board, Waste Reduction Award
2009 City of San Diego Waste Reduction Director’s Recycling Award 2010 City of San Diego Waste Reduction Director’s Recycling Award 2011 City of San Diego Waste Reduction Director’s Recycling Award 2012 City of San Diego Waste Reduction Director’s Recycling Award
2012 SDG&E Energy Champions, Runner up
As we continue to strive to be responsible corporate eco-citizens our San Diego Crowne Plaza Hotel received a Runner-up Award for our team’s efforts in reducing energy consumption throughout our facility. Below is the announcement we received from our local utility company. The award was given to "Energy Champions" in various industry categories by San Diego Gas & Electric Utility Company's Energy Showcase Committee. SDG&E hopes to use our hotel to show other lodging facilities what can be done to economically reduce energy consumption on their properties. Our hotel was recognized as the runner up to the Hotel Del Coronado in the hospitality category. While we just missed being identified as the hotel that had done the most to reduce its energy consumption, we ran a very close second to the Hotel Del. We are proud of the accomplishments we have made in reducing energy consumption while maintaining a first class full service hotel facility. Our team feels very proud to be recognized for its efforts. Should you want to hear about the various initiatives that have been put in place I know our team would be glad to share their successes Videos & Press
2011 Green Girls Family Fun Eco-Travel Weekend to San Diego, CA The Eco-Friendly Crowne Plaza Hotel San Diego (Video) Sandiego .com Article http://www.sandiego.com/hotels/san-diego-eco-friendly-hotels-for-earth-day
The Crowne Plaza Green Engage Team are working to increase its overall recycling to more than 45% in 2011, up from 35% in last year. This includes recycling: commingled items (plastic, paper, glass, tin, aluminum and cardboard): cooking oil; food waste; green waste (i.e. grass & tree clippings); e-waste (computers, CPUs, light bulbs); linen, blankets & bedding material; wood pallets: and wire hangers.
The Crowne Plaza San Diego has the following sustainable practices in place:
• Commingled Recycling (plastic, paper, glass, tin, aluminum and cardboard) o During and at the end of every shift the waste left by guests and employees is sorted into trash and recyclables for collection service. o All department staff participates at individual desks, copy rooms, conference rooms and suites. o The accounting department contracts with Shred-It to destroy and recycle 50 pounds of paper each month. • Cooking Oil Recycling o Cooking oil is collected and removed once a month. Each load varies from 30 to 50 pounds per removal. The collected oil is then processed into safe, useful products including bio-diesel fuels, animal feed, and lubricants. • Food Waste Recycling o Developed and implemented a Solid Food Waste diversion program with the City of San Diego Environmental Services & EDCO. We are the first in Mission Valley to implement this program with the City of San Diego. The food waste is then taken to the Miramar Greenery where it’s turned into compost. The compost is used by landscaping engineers on the property grounds & fire soil retention. o Donate unused food item to Father Joe’s at St. Vincent De Paul. Donations vary from 10 to 50 pounds per donation. • Green Waste Recycling o Grass and tree clippings are collected and sent to the Miramar Greenery for composting through EDCO. • E-Waste & Hazardous Waste Recycling o Computers, monitors, printers, televisions, and anything else with a plug are collected and removed for recycling. o Old light bulbs and dry cell batteries are collected by engineering and removed by recycling. o Contracted San Diego Bus & Auto Repair with disposal of all hazardous oils, batteries, tires, air filters, and to maintain our fleet of (2) 14-passenger vans and (2) 10-passenger vans. • Wood Pallet Recycling o All unclaimed wood pallets are collected and removed by recycling. • Wire Hanger Recycling o The dry cleaning valet service used by office staff and housekeeping collect all wire hangers which are then re-used by the dry cleaning company. • Linens, Drapery, Bedding, Clothing Recycling o Working with a Clothes Collection System company, old bed linens, drapery, clothing is recycled by shredding the fabric to create paper products. The paper can be used as menus, bookmarks, note cards, etc.
• Bio disposable Food Service o Eliminated all Styrofoam food service containers, utensils, cups, lids, etc with corn based bio disposable food service equivalent. • Growing Green o Crowne Plaza Hanalei San Diego in-house promo offering a $5 per night voucher in any Food & Beverage outlet for signing up for Growing Green. Grow Green with Us by simply choosing to decline daily housekeeping services and get rewarded for your good efforts!
Water Conservation • Domestic Use o Our public restrooms have time control faucets, urinals & toilets that automatically shut off the water after a set time period. This eliminates the possibility of having faucets left on and wasting water. o Speakman low flow showerheads installed in all rooms savings of 531,075 gallons per year compared to 3.0 GPM Showerheads. o Vorten low flow toilets installed in all rooms & lobby restrooms savings of 86,880 gallons per year compared to 3.5 GPF toilets. o Linen program in guestrooms helps to save water, electricity and natural gas. This program removes 98,550 pounds of terry and linen per year from the laundry process. o Water upon request program is utilized in all Food & Beverage outlets.
• Irrigation Use o All landscaping are on drip systems and time clock functioned. The grounds are continuously monitored for seasonal or other changes to watering schedules.
Energy Efficiencies • LED lighting in all public areas and Meeting spaces • Ozone system installed and operational in Laundry • Electronic Ballasts, T-8 Fluorescent and Compact Fluorescent Bulbs in Office Spaces, Front & Back of the House o T-8 fluorescent lamps and compact fluorescent lamps are used in place of the old T-12 lamps and incandescent lamps. These replacements provide the same lumens at a fraction of the power. • Motion Sensors o Motions sensors were installed in all public areas & tower hallways in an effort to reduce electricity consumption. Sensors are programmed to turn off lights 30 minutes after space remains unoccupied. o Lighting and fan occupancy sensors in all guests bathrooms. • Room A/C Controller Sensors o In an effort to ensure utility usage was not being wasted, air-conditioning/heating motion sensors were installed in all rooms. • Building Management System (BMS) o The BMS is a computer program that monitors and controls all of the heating ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) and lighting systems on property. These functions shift the set points at the minimum required, thereby saving energy. • Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) o These devices are incorporated into every motor requiring 25 horsepower or greater in the facility; the VFD’s primary purpose is to vary the speed of the motor based on required load. • Gasket Program o Yearly a contracted company replaces all inferior gaskets on all refrigeration units throughout the hotel thru a grant with SDG&E. • High-efficiency florescent lighting in the Parking Lot • Outside temperature resets for 200 tons of chiller
Clean Air Practices • Air Handler Units o Record monthly preventive maintenance schedule of cleaning of all air handler units and coils. o Clean Air 2000 Ionizers breakdown smoke residue to provide clean air in guestrooms. Additionally reduces quality of chemicals sprayed into the air.
Employee Outreach • Training o Quarterly Safety Lotto Meeting where information about hotel safety, recycling and other environmental efforts are conveyed to employees. Prizes and awards are distributed at these meetings. PowerPoint presentation of Crowne Plaza San Diego progression from 2008 to present in recycling procedures. • Employee Handbook o New employee orientation and handbook has recycling guidelines for all employees to participate and review.