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The Chamberlin
Hampton, VA


Virginia Green is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s campaign to promote environmentally-friendly practices in all aspects of Virginia’s tourism industry. Virginia Green has established "core activities" specific to each sector of tourism, and these practices are considered the required minimum for participation in the program. However, Virginia Green encourages its participants to reduce their environmental impacts in all aspects of their operations, and this profile provides a full list of all their “green” activities. These are the activities that guests / customers can expect to find when they visit this facility.

The Chamberlin

Waterfront Dining Venue located on the majestic shores of the Chesapeake Bay.

We are committed to helping our team and residents do their part in assisting with the Virginia Green efforts set fourth by the program.

We purchase some food products from a local company.

Virginia Green Activities

This facility pledges that they:
Minimize the use of disposable food service items
- Use disposable containers that are made from bio-based materials 

Recycle Grease
- Store the grease and have it picked up by rendering company 

Recycle and Reduce Waste
- Glass (required for Virginia Green) 
- Toner Cartridges 
- Office Paper 
- Fluorescent Lamps (may required by law) 
- Batteries 
- Track overall waste bills 
- Have numeric goal to reduce overall materials that go to the landfill 
- Donate excess food from events 
- Have an effective food inventory control to minimize waste 
- Use reusable dishware and glassware & minimize use of disposables 
- Use water pitchers and filtered water to minimize the use of single-use bottles 
- Print menus on recycled content paper with soy-based inks 
- Use Virginia Green logo to indicate organic, local, or sustainable menu choices 
- Use screen based ordering systems 
- Use bulk soap dispensers in public restrooms 
- Purchase recycled content paper towels and toilet paper 
- Use a last-in/first-out inventory & effective labeling systems 
- Encourage suppliers to minimize packaging and other waste materials 
- Purchase from vendors and service providers with a commitment to the environment 
- Make 2 sided copies / printed materials 
- Use electronic correspondence and forms 
- Using 'green' Cleaners that are dispensed in bulk 
- Use latex paints that are low-VOC 
- Properly recycle and / or disposal of thinners and solvents (required by law) 
- Perform preventative maintenance on all appliances, HVAC systems, plumbing, and vehicles 
- Use 'integrated pest management' (IPM) 
- Minimize use of pesticides and herbicides in landscaping 

Use Water Efficiently
- Track overall water usage and wastewater 
- Perform preventative maintenance to stop drips and leaks 
- Use water-flow metering to discover leaks and areas of high use 
- Have high efficiency dishwashers 
- Have low flow bathroom sink faucets and showerheads (sink faucets use no more than 1.5 gallons per minute (gpm), showerheads no more than 2.5 gpm) 
- Have low flow toilets (use 1.6 gallons or less per flush - 1.6 gpf) 
- Use microfiber technology mops 
- Have an effective landscape management plan 
- Minimize lawn areas 
- Have an effective storm water management plan 
- Minimize impervious areas (paving, concrete, etc.) 

Conserve Energy
- Track overall energy bills 
- Have had an energy audit to identify efficiency opportunities 
- Have evaluated existing ovens and other kitchen equipment for energy efficiency 
- Have considered upgrading to an Energy Star Commercial Kitchen Package 
- Use LED Exit Signs 
- Have a high efficiency heating & air conditioning (HVAC) system 
- Perform preventative maintenance on HVAC system 
- Have installed additional insulation 
- Use natural lighting
Source of energy
 
- Purchase ENERGY STAR computers, appliances, etc. 
- Use of directional (downward-facing) lighting in parking areas and other outdoor areas 

The Chamberlin    The Chamberlin

For more information on The Chamberlin, see www.historicchamberlin.com or contact Brad Fleenor at bfleenor@druckerandfalk.com or 757-637-7200.

For more information on the Virginia Green program, see www.deq.state.va.us/Programs/PollutionPrevention/VirginiaGreen.aspx.

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