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Going Green

Crowne Plaza Pittsfield - Berkshires Hotel Goes Green!

Leading the way for green hotels in Pittsfield, MA, Crowne Plaza is pleased to announce the launch of our comprehensive sustainability program. Our hotel takes pride in providing great service to our guests, and we take this same approach as caring stewards of our environment. Designed to reduce our carbon footprint and lessen the impact on precious natural resources, our green lodging initiative encompasses all aspects of hotel operations, from food and beverage services to conference practices. We encourage guests to participate in our ongoing efforts as we work to ensure that future generations of guests will have the same opportunity to experience the natural beauty of our scenic destination.

Crowne Plaza Pittsfield - Berkshires hotel's extensive Going Green program includes:

Recycling:

  • All newspapers throughout the hotel (including guest rooms) taken to a designated recycling bin and recycled.
  • All cardboard collected and recycled. Additional products, including metal and aluminum cans, glass bottles, kitchen grease, and paper products are recycled.
  • All toner cartridges are recycled.

Energy & Water Conservation:

  • All light bulbs in guest rooms changed to CFL (compact fluorescent light).
  • Guests are encouraged to conserve water and energy by participating in a linen reuse program. Details are made available on tent cards placed in every room. This is a company-wide program called “Conserving for Tomorrow”.

Conference Practices- The Place to Meet is Greener

  • Meeting rooms and common areas are kept at an appropriate temperature for the season and for casual summer dress. All functions are programmed into a central energy management system, indicating start/stop time of functions and low/high temperature limits.
  • Recycling bins made available for each group’s use.

Food and Beverage Practices

  • Availability of paper, plastic, or Styrofoam is very limited and used only on request in both front and back of house. Utilize ceramic/glass items for all conference attendees.
  • Vegetarian options are provided upon request at every meal. Healthy options are also provided upon request of meeting planner.
  • Pitchers of water/juice are made available instead of individual plastic bottles unless requested otherwise.
  • Milk and/or creamers in bulk are made available for coffee and tea.
  • Cooking oil is recycled.
  • All liquor bottles are recycled.
  • Grease trap is maintained to minimize amount of grease that enters the local sewer system and comply with local FOG program.
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