Environmental Initiatives

Mission Statement

We are committed to conducting our business in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner. We are dedicated to business strategies that continually improve our use of natural resources, minimize waste, conserve energy and water, and protect air quality. We will continue to implement policies that improve the environment of our buildings in order to positively impact our associates, guests, tenants, and surrounding community.

Environmental Management Program Goals

  • To reduce our consumption of natural resources and become more energy efficient through: systematic operational change, improved purchasing of energy, use of more efficient fixtures and equipment, and through a commitment of all TBC associates through education and training.
  • To reduce the waste generated by our organization through recycling and reuse programs, and ensure our suppliers and business partners share our commitment to environmental improvement goals.
  • To incorporate environmentally sustainable design, material, and construction practices in all future development projects.

Environmental Management Program Goals

  • 189 rooftop solar panels installed at the Springhill Suites help to reduce energy costs by 15% - 20% annually, and bio-retention ponds help control rainwater runoff into the nearby bay
  • Occupancy and door sensors in guest rooms improve climate control efficiency
  • Office, closet, and service area lighting are controlled by occupancy sensors
  • Bath amenities have biodegradable and recyclable packaging
  • Optional towel and linen reuse programs reduce water consumption and chemical use
  • Environmentally sensitive cleaning products and laundry detergent reduce hazardous chemical
  • Recycling programs for paper, plastic, aluminum, and glass reduce waste
  • Energy efficient compact fluorescent bulbs are installed wherever possible to reduce our energy consumption

The Bernstein Companies Hotel Division environmental efforts have reduced our total energy consumption by over 20% annually and have curtailed tons of recyclables a year from landfills.