Page Content 1As part of our commitment to creating a sustainable environment BECC upgraded the energy systems to be kinder and gentler to the earth. What was done? Upgraded all the lighting in guestrooms, meeting rooms and public spaces to be more energy efficient. Upgraded the air handling system Upgraded all bathrooms to low flow toilets, showerheads and faucets. And how will it save the environment? BECC will conserve an average of 616,842 kilowatt hours a year. That amount of energy saved in just one year could power an average America household for 28 years! BECC will conserve an average of one million gallons of water a year. All that water saved could fill up 2 Olympic sized swimming pools every year! We think that is pretty cool! But, it doesn’t end there ... Here is a list of all the other things that are part of our daily sustainability efforts. Donations to local shelters. Controlled portions for less waste. Use of organic products and proteins. rBGH free dairy products. Fairly traded coffee offered throughout BECC (Distant lands). Mighty Leaf organic teas offered throughout BECC. Use of sustainable seafood. Non-hydrogenated, zero trans fat cooking oils used. Vegan, vegetarian and healthy dining options available daily. Use of local farmers and farmers markets. Trim Trax program used to minimize product waste. Water filtration system available throughout building. Recycling of paper, cardboard, glass and plastic. No Styrofoam. Recycle wood pallets. Battery recycling. Recycling trash cans available throughout BECC. Recycling of office supplies. Use of compact fluorescent bulbs. Towel/sheet reuse program. Reusable glasses in guest rooms. Water efficient toilets. Green cleaning products. Sales office uses email instead of paper when promoting events and provides an email address and phone number for reply. Use networking events as an opportunity to discuss “Green” issues. Use electronic brochure and electronic proposal to limit paper usage. Distribute internal reports electronically. Scan and e-mail final bill and back up to clients. Double side all copies. Energy management program to reduce electricity consumption. Offer newspapers in common area only instead of guest room delivery.