SC Green Hospitality Alliance Application 2013 - 2015


Please complete the entire application and click submit once.

 


 

Business Name *
Facility Name (DBA if different)
Facility Telephone Number (for Certified Facilities List) *
Mailing Address *
City *
State *
Zip Code *
Contact person (full name) *
Contact person telephone number *
Contact person email address *

The S.C. Green Hospitality Alliance is a partnership betwen the S.C Department of Health and Enviromental Control (DHEC) and the S.C Restaurant and Lodging Association (SCRLA) and its local chapters and partners.  Membership into the SCRLA is required for certification.

Are you a member of the SCRLA? *
No
Yes
Not Sure
SCRLA Membership ID#

  

Do you have any level of LEED certification? If so, please provide proof of certification. *
No
Yes

 

 

1.1 Assemble a green team. *
Please list members, job titles and meeting schedule of the green team *
1.2 Develop an environmental policy. See a sample policy at www.scdhec.gov/greenhospitality. Submit a copy of the policy. *
1.3 Advise staff of policy. *
Please list where the policy is displayed *
1.4 The environmental policy is part of the new employee orientation and annual training. *
1.5 Employee manuals, instead of taken home, are kept on site for staff. *
1.6 The environmental policy is included in a public advertisement or publication. The policy is highlighted on a poster, sign, brochure, etc. *
1.7 Fluorescent bulbs, computers, televisions and other electronics MUST be properly managed (recycled). *

Required by state law
For more information, visit www.scdhec.gov/environment/lwm/e-cycle/business.htm

1.8 Purchasing preference is given to local vendors (within 100 miles). *

 

End of Section One

All requirements met. *





 

2.1 An environmentally preferred purchasing policy is established. See a sample policy at www.scdhec.gov/greenhospitality. Submit a copy of the policy. *
N/A
Yes - 5 points (please submit a copy)


2.2 Recycled-content products are purchased for the facility.
Please check all that apply.

Copy Paper (30% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Business Cards (30% recycled-content minimum) and include statement identifying it as recycled content. (Please provide sample) *
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Letterhead (30% recycled-content minimum) and include statement identifying it as recycled content. (Please provide sample) *
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Toilet paper (30% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Paper towels (40% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Amenities (Packaging is recycled content.)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Uniforms (70% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Benches (90% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Glassware and China
N/A
Yes - 5 Points

Disposable plates, cups, to-go products are:

Compostable
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Made from recycled content
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify

2.3 Purchased finishes for the facility.

Carpet (70% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Tiles (90% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Mats and Rugs (50% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Wall covering (Wall vinyl, no wall paper - 20% recycled-content minimum)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Window coverings and draperies (recycled content and/or renewable resource).
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
2.4 Remanufactured inkjet and toner cartridges are purchased.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
2.5 Refillable dispensers are purchased versus portion-control packaging.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points


2.6 Energy-efficient (e.g., ENERGY STAR) appliances are purchased.
Please check all that apply.  A maximum of 10 points can be earned.

Refrigerators
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Fryers
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Steam Cookers
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Dishwashers
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Freezers
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Air Conditioners
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Water Heaters
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Washing Machines
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Dryers
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Ice Machines
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Please Specify
2.7 Hybrid/alternative-fuel vehicles are purchased.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
2.8 At least two vendors deliver products with returnable packaging and containers.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
Submit a list of the vendors.
2.9 Integrated Pest Management is used.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points


End of Section Two

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION TWO (2) *




 

3.1 Conduct a waste assessment.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit results)
3.2 Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are measured.
N/A
Yes - 6 Points (please submit measurements)

 If yes, please email copies to green@scrla.org

3.3 To achieve climate neutrality, zero GHG emission is reached through environmental efforts (planting trees is not counted).
N/A
Yes - 10 Points
3.4 Waste reduction and recycling efforts are reported to DHEC. Contact greenhospitality@dhec.sc.gov to submit your confidential report.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
3.5 Copiers and printers are programmed to print double-sided copies.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
3.6 When faxing, self-adhesive notes or stamps are used instead of cover sheets.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.7 Excess packaging of items delivered to the facility is reduced by at least two vendors.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
3.8 Hotel amenities are provided:
N/A
In refillable dispensers - 5 Points
By request only - 3 Points


3.9 Recycling program is in place with bins located in the following areas clearly marked and visible.

List recycling vendor/hauler or drop-off location
Front of the facility and office(s)
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
Break Room(s)
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Kitchen
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Banquet Area(s)
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Dining Area(s)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Catered Events (off-site)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Guest Rooms (lodging facilities only)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Hallways
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Exteriors
N/A
Yes - 5 Points


3.10 The following materials are recycled:
Check with your recycling vendor/hauler for correct collection procedures

Aluminum cans
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Cardboard
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Cooking Oil
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Glass
N/A
Yes - 4 Point
Mattresses (lodging facilities only)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Paper
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Plastic
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
Textiles (towels, linens, bed coverings, etc)
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Used Motor Oil
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
3.11 Employment applications are accepted on-line ONLY.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
3.12 Unwanted small appliances (e.g., toasters, mixers, irons) are repaired, donated or recycled.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.13 Used Amenities are collected, then donated or recycled.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
3.14 A use reduction plan for pesticides and fertilizers is in place.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points (please submit a copy of the plan)
3.15 Food scraps are composted. Check with state and local regulations and requirements before starting a composting program.
N/A
Yes - 10 Points
3.16 Unused paint is recycled or donated.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
3.17 Reusable cups, glasses, plates, utensils and napkins are used - except with to-go orders.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
3.18 Rechargeable batteries and power tools are used.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.19 Yard trimmings are properly managed.
N/A
Yes - Mulched or Composted on site - 5 Points
Yes - A contractor composts or mulches yard trimmings off site - 3 Points
3.20 The blank side of used paper is reused.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.21 Smaller meal portions are offered at a reduced price.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
3.22 Reusable coffee filters are used.
N/A
Yes - 2 Point
3.23 Bottled water is not served on site (excluding vending machines for hotels).
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
3.24 A reusable mug/cup program is available. This program offers drinks at a discounted price when refilling a restaurant-provided (or purchased) mug.
N/A
Yes - Staff only - 1 Point
Yes - Guests only - 1 Point
Yes - Staff and Guests - 2 Points
3.25 Cafeteria trays are reused.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
3.26 Table coverings have been eliminated.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.27 Hand dryers with sensors are used in rest rooms instead of paper towels.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.28 Paperless check-in and/or check-out is offered (Lodging facilities only).
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
3.29 Newspapers are centralized and delivered by request only.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
3.30 Excess food from events is donated to food banks or other similar organizations.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
3.31 Educational material - to promote waste reduction and recycling - is provided.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit samples)


End of Section Three

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION THREE (3) *





 

4.1 Conduct an energy assessment to see how much energy your facility uses.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit results)
4.2 Power-saving features on office equipment are activated.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
4.3 Computers and other electronics are turned off when not in use. Turn off the power strip to save additional energy.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
4.4 Hot water is not used in washing machines when not required for sanitation purposes.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
4.5 Lighting fixtures are cleaned regularly.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
4.6 Cleaning equipment is properly maintained.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
4.7 The exhaust hood is turned off when stove (s) is not in operation.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
4.8 Elevator energy is managed efficiently.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
4.9 LED lighting is used.
N/A
Yes - 50 percent of the property or more - 10 Points
Yes - Up to 50 percent of the property - 5 Points
4.10 Programmed light timers and motion sensors are used.
N/A
Yes - Exterior and signage - 1 Point
4.11 Natural light is used instead of artificial lighting when possible. Please note that businesses have minimum lighting requirements for working areas and during cleaning operations in the facility.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
4.12 Vending machines are energy efficient. Choose one of the following:
N/A
Vending misers are on all vending machins - 3 Points
Lights are turned off in all vending machines - 2 Points
Vending machines are ENERGY STAR certified - 3 Points
4.13 Low-E* windows are installed. (*low-emissivity)
N/A
Low-E doublepane or thermopane windows - 10 Points
Low-E window film - 5 Points
Standard window films (reflective and lower-reflectance films) - 3 Points
4.14 Temperature management systems are used throughout the facility.
N/A
Computerized system - 10 Points
Programmable system - 5 Points
Digital thermostats - 3 Points
4.15 Tankless and/or solar hot water systems are used. The system must meet the required peak demands for hot water.
N/A
Yes - 10 Points

4.16 Alternative energy sources are used.

For Photovoltaic Solar Panels, choose one of the first three below:
N/A
Monocrystalline silicon - 10 Points
Polycrystalline silicon - 9 Points
Building Integrated Photovoltaics (BIPVs) - 8 Points
Wind turbines
N/A
Yes - 10 Points
Geothermal
N/A
Yes - 10 Points
4.17 Educational material - to promote energy efficiency - is provided. Submit samples of educational material.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit samples)


End of Section Four

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION FOUR (4) *


 

 

5.1 Conduct a water assesment to see how much water your facility uses. Determine ways to save water. See a sample of a water assessment at www. scdhec.gov/greenhospitality. Submit the results.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit results)


5.2 Water-saving (e.g., WaterSense®) fixtures are installed throughout the facility.
Please check all that apply

Faucets and/or aerators (using less than 2.2 gallons per minute)
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Toilets (using less than 1.6 gallons per flush)
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Waterless or low-flow urinals
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Shower heads (using less than 2.5 gallons per minute)
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Other
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Please Specify
5.3 Faucets have sensor/automatic shut-off devices in common-area rest rooms.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
5.4 Biodegradable and phosphate-free hand soap is provided in public rest rooms.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
5.5 Low-flow spray devices are used in the kitchen/dish-washing area.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
5.6 Foods are thawed in refrigeration units, not with running water.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
5.7 Drinking water is served to customers per request only.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
5.8 Parking lots and sidewalks are routinely swept rather than rinsed with water.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
5.9 Organic fertilizers and/or pesticides are used.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
5.10 Native vegetative buffers are used to protect lakes and rivers.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points

5.11 Water-efficient irrigation is used. (select all that apply)

Irrigation professionals are certified by WaterSense.®
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Water-based sensors are used.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Condensate or "gray" water is reused for irrigation.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Drought-resistant plants are used.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
Cistern to collect rainwater for irrigation is used.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
5.12 Guests have the option of reusing towels and linens.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
5.13 Educational material - to promote water efficiency - is provided.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please provide samples)


End of Section Five

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION FIVE (5) *


 

 

6.1 The facility is 100 percent non-smoking.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
6.2 High-efficiency air filters - having a Minimum Efficiency Rating Value (MERV) of eight or better - are used.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
6.3 Air handler units and coils are serviced semi-annually.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
Or if R-410A is used in place of R-22 (Freon) - 5 Points
6.4 Preferential parking is given to employees and guests with hybrid or alternative-fuel vehicles.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
6.5 An anti-idling policy is implemented for the facility.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
6.6 Bike racks are provided.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
6.7 A carpooling program is promoted to employees.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
6.8 Low-VOC* paint is used (*volatile organic compound).
N/A
Yes - Interior use only - 2 Points
Yes - Exterior use only - 2 Points
Yes - Both interior and exterior use- 4 Points
6.9 ODS-free* fire extinguishers are installed in place of halon-containing fire extinguishers. (*does not contain ozone-depleting substances)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
6.10 Electric lawn equipment is used.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
6.11 Indoor plants are used to increase air quality.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
6.12 Electric car charging stations are provided.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
6.13 A professional mat cleaning service is used.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
6.14 Ionization is used for indoor pools.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
6.15 Educational material - to promote better air quality - is provided.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please provide samples)


End of Section Six

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION SIX (6) *





 

7.1 Conduct a Green Cleaning Assesment. Visit www.scdhec.gov/greenhospitality for information on how to conduct a green cleaning assessment. Submit assessment results.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please submit results)
7.2 A reduction plan for cleaning chemicals is in place.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points

7.3 Cleaning products used throughout the facility, meet or exceed Green Seal standards: (Select all that apply)

Bathroom Cleaner
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Dishwasher Detergent
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Floor Cleaner
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Glass Cleaner
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Laundry Detergent
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Sanitizers
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Other
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Please Specify
Other
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
Please Specify
7.4 A green cleaning program has been reviewed with your distributor and/or manufacturer.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
7.5 Housekeeping participates in green cleaning training by your chemical products manufacturer or distributor.
N/A
Yes - Twice per year - 3 Points
Yes - Once per year - 1 Point
7.6 Excluding disinfectants, all cleaning and laundry products are:
N/A
Health Hazard 1 or less - 5 Points
Health Hazard 2 or less - 2 Points
7.7 MSDS* are prominently displayed in multiple appropriate languages (*Materials Safety Data Sheets).
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
7.8 Dilution systems are used instead of ready-to-use products.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
7.9 Toilets are only flushed once during the cleaning process.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
7.10 Bleach and products containing bleach are locked away and only provided under supervisor approval.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
7.11 Laundry products contain no phosphates, are non-toxic and biodegradable. Liquid detergents are at least 2X concentrated.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
7.12 General purpose cleaners - for glass, carpet, floors and hard surfaces - are less than ten percent VOCs by weight, contain no phosphates, are non-toxic and biodegradable.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
7.13 Automatic dish-washing detergents do not contain Nitrilotri Acetic Acid, Ethylene Diamine Tetra Acetic Acid or chlorine bleach and are biodegradable.
N/A
Yes - 3 Points
7.14 Guests have the option to forgo house-cleaning services during multiple-night stays (Lodging facilities only)
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
7.15 Chlorine alternatives are used in pools and/or hot tubs.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
7.16 Glass filtration is used instead of sand/silica.
N/A
Yes - 5 points


End of Section Seven 

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION SEVEN (7) *


 

 

8.1 Green Meetings are hosted.
N/A
Yes - Standard for booked events and staff functions - 5 Points
Yes - offered but not standard - 2 Points
8.2 Foods and beverages are only served with reusable dishes, cutlery and glasses/mugs.
N/A
Yes - 4 Points
8.3 Water stations with reusable glasses are offered.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
8.4 Food provided is locally grown, when available.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points
8.5 Boxed lunch packaging is recycled.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
8.6 Note pads are provided by request only, not standard.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
8.7 Cloth napkins are used in place of paper napkins.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
8.8 Paperless billing is standard.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
8.9 Environmental Impact Reports are provided to business clients.
N/A
Yes - As a standard - 10 points
Yes - Upon request but not standard - 5 Points
8.10 Centerpiece alternatives are used in place of exotic flowers.
N/A
Yes - 1 Point
8.11 Soda/beer served in containers that are easily recyclable in your area.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points


End of Section Eight

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION EIGHT (8) *





 

9.1 Certified organic food and beverages are served.
N/A
More than 50% - 10 Points
Up to 50% - 5 Points
9.2 Foods and beverages do not contain added hormones or antibiotics
N/A
More than 50% - 6 Points
Up to 50% - 3 Points
9.3 Facility is a South Carolina "Fresh On the Menu" participant. Visit http://www.certifiedscgrown.com/freshonthemenu for more information.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points (please provide a copy of your certification letter from the S.C. Department of Agriculture)
9.4 Promote locally sourced products to your customers.
N/A
Yes - 2 Points
9.5 All seafood purchases are on the "What Fish To Serve" list from the Sustainable Seafood Initiative. Visit www.scaquarium.org/ssi for more information.
N/A
Yes - 5 Points


End of Section Nine

TOTAL POINTS FOR SECTION NINE (9) *




Please describe below additional green practices that your facility has implemented that ARE NOT LISTED PREVIOUSLY in this application.
The S.C. Restaurant and Lodging Association will determine the point value for these practices.

 

SECTION 1: Environmental Awareness - Additional Practices
SECTION 2: Environmentally Preferred Purchasing - Additional Practices
SECTION 3: Waste Reduction and Recycling - Additional Practices
SECTION 4: Energy Efficiency - Additional Practices
SECTION 5: Water Efficiency - Additional Practices
SECTION 6: Air Quality - Additional Practices
SECTION 7: Green Cleaning - Additional Practices
SECTION 8: Green Meetings and Catering - Additional Practices
SECTION 9: Sustainable Food - Additional Practices



Record the total number of points by section below.

Contact DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1-800-768-7348 or greenhospitality@dhec.sc.gov for free technical assistance and recommendations to help you earn more points.
 

SECTION 1: Environmental Awarness *
SECTION 2: Environmentally Preferred Purchasing *
SECTION 3: Waste Reduction and Recycling *
SECTION 4: Energy Efficiency *
SECTION 5: Water Efficiency *
SECTION 6: Air Quality *
SECTION 7: Green Cleaning *
SECTION 8: Green Meetings and Catering *
SECTION 9: Sustainable Food *

  

Did you receive a technical assistance site visit from DHEC?
No
Yes
If yes - date and person conducting site visit

 

One Palmetto Tree, Two Palmetto Trees or Three Palmetto Trees – will be determined by the points found in the chart above.
Please note that the chart lists separate point totals for:
1) restaurants
2) limited-service hotels
3) full-service hotels.

 

ENTER YOUR TOTAL SCORE HERE *