1. Sustainability in NYC Hotels

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* General Information

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* Have you implemented/or intend to implement the following this year?

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Energy efficient light bulbs in rooms
Energy efficient light bulbs in public areas
Motion sensors in rooms
Motion sensors in public areas (heart and front of house)
Key activated lighting system in rooms
Master switch at entrance of room
Digital thermostat in rooms
Energy Star labeled appliances and equipment
Use of renewable energy.
Measurement of energy consumption by department?

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* Water Conservation

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Low flow toilets (1.6 gallons or less)
Dual flush toilets
Low flow showers (2.5 gallons/min or less)
Low flow tap fixtures
Measurement of water consumption per department or division
Linen/towel re-use program
Grey water system
Elimination of pollutants (grease, oil) in building discharge water

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* Waste Management

  Yes No
Recycling program
Composting of food waste
Recycling program for hazardous material(CFL's, batteries)
Recycling of kitchen oil
No use of VOC (volatile organic compound) paint
Use of rechargable batteries
Liquid soap and shampoo dispensers in rooms
Paper reduction program

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* Building

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Double glazed windows
Replacement of old equipment by Energy Star rated equipment
Heat island reduction on roof (high reflectance material or green roof)

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* Materials and Resources

  Yes No
Post consumer recycled paper, products
Use of sustainable products (cleaning supplies, recycled key cards, etc.)
Other organic sustainable products (uniforms, utensils)

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* Food & Beverage

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Purchase of organic, local products
No purchase of endangered fish species (tuna, dover sole)
Organic menus in restaurants
Organic menus in catering
Organic wines
Green meetings offering
Fair trade coffee

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* Certifications

  Yes No
Do you have an environment policy?
Do you have or are you pursuing:
Energy Star
LEED EBOM
ISO 14001
Green Leaf Audubon
Green Globe
Green Seal

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* Social Responsibility

  Yes No
Celebration of Earth Day
Environment and Social Responsibility Training
Encouragement to employees to eat better, exercise and quit smoking
Support of a school
100% No smoking policy in rooms
Partial No smoking policy
Support of local charities
Support of national organizations

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* Your Opinion:What are the barriers which prevent you from implementing sustainability initiatives?

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No financial support from city or state
High costs
Not enough Return on Investment
Sustainability Strategy:Do you believe a sustainability strategy would give your hotel a competitive advantage vs competitors who do not implement sustainability initiatives?

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