SUSTAINABILITY

SUSTAINABILITY

Our environment is part of our identity, and we intend to protect it. The Liberty Hotel continues to take actionable steps towards sustainability and to be a leader in environmental best practices. Continue reading to learn what we’ve done and more importantly, where we’re going.

Energy & Carbon

100% of the guestrooms & guest’s hallways and back of the house is outfitted with LED lightbulbs, which utilize up to 80% less energy and last up to 25 times longer than traditional incandescent lightbulbs. 90% of Public area, meeting rooms and restaurants are also equipped with LED. Participation in Eversource’s ENEL-X’s energy reduction program allows The Liberty Hotel to reduce energy use during peak seasons.

 

Water Conservation

100% of toilets, faucets, and showerheads are low flow and produce significant water savings compared to traditional fixtures.

 

Waste & Food Waste
Each guestroom features full-size Molton Brown luxury toiletries to reduce plastic waste. The Liberty Hotel has replaced single-use shampoo, conditioner, and bath gel containers with larger, pump-topped bottles from Molton Brown keeping around 170,000 tiny plastic bottles out of landfills each year. With the elimination of plastic straws and only utilizing eco-friendly takeaway containers, The Liberty is able to provide biodegradable, ecofriendly options to guests.
The Liberty recycles not only paper supplies but food and oil waste.

Biodiversity
The Liberty Hotel invites guests to make green choices daily.
By offering guests an option to forego housekeeping services, they can save water and reduce energy consumption.
Executive Chef Daniel Kenney utilizes micro-seasonal and hyper-local ingredients in an effort to reduce carbon footprint, and supports local farms whenever possible. The Liberty is pleased to offer Jim’s Organic Coffee, which is both family traded and responsibly sourced.

Climate Change & Resilience
For guests with electric vehicles, the Massachusetts General Hospital Garage offers an electric car charging station

Other (E.g. Procurement, Air Quality, Green Hotel Programs)
The Liberty is a member of Boston Green Tourism, a membership organization that provides area hotels with industry-leading environmental and energy-conservation strategies.

Health, Safety & Wellbeing
The Liberty Hotel invites guests to make green choices daily.
By offering guests an option to forego housekeeping services, they can save water and reduce energy consumption.

Diversity & Inclusion
The Liberty Hotel participates in diversity programming and initiatives as set forth by HEI

Guest and Employee Initiatives
The Liberty Hotel invites guests to make green choices daily. By offering guests an option to forego housekeeping services with their “Make A Green Choice” program, they can save water and reduce energy consumption. For every day our guests decline housekeeping, they receive an extra 500 Bonus Bonvoy points. Note: this program has been put on hold by Marriott as of September 2020.

Social Policies
The Liberty team shares our positivity by organizing and participating in various volunteering events quarterly.

Thank you for joining our mission to continue to save our planet’s precious resources. Together we can all make a difference!

 

SHARED INTEREST WITH OUR OWNERS, PEBBLEBROOK HOTEL

63% of our properties have a sustainability coordinator or green champion
80% of our properties have meeting rooms with digital thermostats
98% of our properties have a preventative maintenance plan that checks building energy and water equipment at least quarterly
61% of our properties have a water efficiency program
94% of our properties have faucets with low-flow aerators to conserve water
48% of our properties have eliminated single-use plastics (or reduced to an absolute minimum) from the property
74% of our properties have eliminated plastic straws
65% of our properties have implemented a food waste prevention strategy
Nearly $19 million invested on environmental initiatives

PEB 5-STAR PROMISE STATEMENT

Pebblebrook Hotel Trust (“Pebblebrook”) strongly supports AHLA’s 5-Star Promise. Our pledge to AHLA complements the practices and policies in-place by our company and our hotel operating partners which are designed to ensure that the hotel employees at our more than 50 owned hotels across the United States abide by the law, respect individual’s rights, and do not tolerate sexual harassment of any type at our properties. We have dedicated a significant amount of resources to assist our hotel operators with sexual harassment awareness training and avoidance programs, in addition to training and resources to prevent human trafficking. We will continue to engage with our hotel operators to provide the resources to further assist them in ensuring the safety of our hotel employees and our guests. Pebblebrook is committed to funding the purchase of hotel employee safety devices for use at all of our owned hotels by the end of 2020, as well as to provide funding for additional training and education programs on sexual harassment and human trafficking at our corporate level and our hotel properties. Through our pledge to the 5-Star Promise, Pebblebrook intends to contribute to positive, industry-wide improvements to continue to make hotels a safe place for all our employees and guests.

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