Conscious and aware of the community of which we are an important part of, the Hotel is outfitted with sustainable features that include from solar panels to lower energy use for heating water to electronic room keys. Movement sensors are also employed throughout the service areas of the building. The hotel separates its waste and participates in local recycling projects. Since 2009, the Hotel, in conjunction with our neighbor Casa del Alabado Museum finances the maintenance of San Francisco’s public toilets. Since 2009, the Hotel has also been involved in several neighborhood projects, such as the award-winning community initiative Heritage Guardians, which focuses on neighborhood integration, promoting the value of heritage and traditions, and at the same time establishing 'routes' for visitors to meet locals and experience their daily traditions and activities. These routes are today part of the "live experiences” that the Hotel offers its guests in order to explore and get to know our fascinating historic neighborhood.