Hilton San Francisco Union Square is committed to environmentally sound and earth-friendly sustainable practices in our operational activities, energy and water conservation, recycling, composting and purchasing.
Recycling Totals, Year End 2009
Cardboard/ Paper/ Cans/ Bottles/ Plastic/
Compost = 757 Tons
Kitchen Grease: 29.8 tons of grease turned into biofuel.
E-Waste, Batteries, Paint, Metals, Fluorescent Bulbs and Pallets = 542,000 lbs or 271 Tons
Donated supplies and equipment = in excess of 33 tons
Hilton San Francisco Union Square achieved a 66.6% waste diversion rate in 2009 and a 1.6% improvement over last year.
Last year we reduced utilities by
- -7% reduction in electricity
- -24.2% reduction in water
- -14.2% reduction in natural gas
New Laundry Equipment installed in December, 2008 conserved over 11.5 million gallons of Water and 1 million CCF’s of Natural Gas in 2009.
New water pumps installed in May, 2010 will conserve 64,000 KWh/year
- Outstanding achievement in energy efficiency and energy conservation – PG&E – 1984, 1995, 2001-2008
- Charter member of the business energy coalition – demand response program
- Participation in demand response programs for nearly 20 years
- Honorable mention for demand response – Flex your power awards 2006
- Outstanding achievement for demand response – Greater than 500 kw, 2007
Earth Friendly Products and Practices
Hotel-wide use of non-toxic cleaning products
Hotel-wide use of water-based paints, exclusively (no oil based)
Hotel-wide use of recycled content and biodegradable products
Organic and locally-farmed produce, dairy, meats and seafood menus available
Donation of excess supplies, equipment and food
Recycling for Re-Use and Donation
De-Construction, Conference Leftovers and Signage
Surplus supplies, furnishings and equipment
Partner Member, Green Hotels Association
Lead Hotel and Founder: Hotel/Non-Profit Collaborative
Building Owner Managers’ Association (BOMA) Recycling and Earth Awards Task Force
Corporate Recycler of the Year (CORY) Award Winner, 2001 through 2006
Golden Dumpster Award, 2004, 2005 – City of San Francisco
Green Meeting Industry Council
Green Lodging, Leadership Status – State of California
Hilton San Francisco Union Square is an Energy-Star Rated Hotel
Green Hotel – Greenopia – Urban Dwellers Guide to Green Living
Additional green initiatives will be updated monthly as implemented throughout the year.