SF's Hilton Concord renovation emphasizes sustainable design

The Hilton Concord Hotel, located in the East Bay of San Francisco, has announced that it is incorporating environmental and sustainable systems into its multimillion dollar hotel renovation anticipated to be fully completed in early 2012. The hotel is owned and operated by Interstate Hotels & Resorts.

In addition to a redesign, the Hilton Concord has integrated sustainable programs to reduce waste and conserve natural resources. The property currently recycles a variety of materials including paper, glass, aluminum, metal, plastics, cardboard, paperboard, batteries, electronics, light bulbs, cooking oil/grease, toner/ink cartridges, newsprint, and magazines. Meanwhile, the hotel’s food and beverage service uses the environmentally friendly Eco-Safe Digester to convert food waste into liquid, reducing its contribution of food waste into landfills.

The hotel has also installed TOTO Eco 1.28 gallon flush toilets into each of its guest bathrooms to use water more efficiently and minimize noise. Additionally, the hotel uses well irrigation to hydrate its external landscaping to conserve the use of treated water, as well as an Ozone Laundry System that uses less total water allowing for additional savings on water and sewer costs.

Similarly, a significant portion of the hotel lighting, both in guestrooms and public spaces, has been converted from standard CFL lighting to LED bulbs and fluorescent lighting.

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