Local hoteliers have found innovative ways to make their businesses more environmentally friendly than ever.
Visitors to the Holiday Inn Bayside need a room key to keep their lights on while the Best Western Plus Island Palms Hotel and Marina's thermostats have heat and motion sensors that determine the ideal temperature to keep guest rooms if no one is around. Humphreys Half Moon Inn & Suites installed new lights that cut its energy consumption 50 percent in the past year.
The Port of San Diego and its tenants have taken significant steps to become better environmental stewards through sustainable business practices.
The Port has become a leader in environmental innovation through its Green Port Program and Climate Action Plan, which were both showcased in its annual Green Port Year in Review for Fiscal Year 2014.
The Campbell Machine Company, forerunner to Campbell Shipyard, was founded in 1908. The shipyard began operations in 1926 as a builder and repairer of tuna seiners, and closed in 1999. The business left behind contaminated sediment, soils and groundwater with pollutants including PCBs (polychlorinated biphenyls), metals and other chemicals.