Category Archives for "Hotel certifications"

New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging Program

New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging Program

New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging Program

The New Hampshire Sustainable Lodging & Restaurant Program (NHSLRP) strives to encourage lodging and restaurant facilities throughout the state to continually evaluate operations for more environmentally sustainable means of pampering our guests while protecting the place that both we and our guests love.  The program promotes facilities reducing their impact on the land and natural resources through their own selected initiatives.  NHSLRP strives to prosper by helping the hospitality industry realize the financial and marketing benefits associated with potential environmental endeavors.

https://www.des.nh.gov/index.htm

Green Concierge Project – Catskills

Green Concierge Project – Catskills

Green Concierge Project – Catskills

The Green Concierge Project is grant funded through the Empire State Development and the Catskill Watershed Corporation. 150 lodging facilities in the Catskill Watershed region are receiving technical assistance to improve their economic and environmental sustainability practices. Fifty facilities will participate in a green certification program to further document and verify their sustainable practices. The project goal is to instigate environmental sustainability and economic stability one property at a time. Properties eligible to participate must be located in the counties and towns of the Catskill Watershed.

hospitalitygreen.com

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

Audubon Green Leaf™ Eco-Rating Program

This program provides the assurance that audited lodging facilities have met environmental best practice standards that are required for a rating of one to five Green Leafs. The program began in 1998 to meet the lodging industry's desire to provide quality guest services, while minimizing their impact on the environment. Through a comprehensive and credible method for assessing the extent of the environmental measures undertaken, participating facilities can reduce environmentally-related costs and gain a marketing advantage.
By earning a rating in the Audubon Green Leaf™ Program, you’re confirming your commitment to water quality, water conservation, waste minimization, resource conservation, and energy efficiency.

Maine Protection’s Environmental Leader program

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Leader program

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Environmental Leader program

Maine tourism businesses recognize the importance of protecting our state’s natural resources. It is these very resources that make Maine an attractive vacation destination for millions of travelers each year.
A number of conservation minded Maine businesses have been certified by the Maine Department of Environmental Protection as Environmental Leaders by implementing programs to:

  • Reduce energy
  • Conserve water
  • Minimize waste
  • Use environmentally preferable cleaners
  • And educate the public and their customers on reducing environmental impact

Participating Maine green lodging properties all post the Environmental Leader flag at their places of business. Search for participating businesses below.
Learn more about what businesses must do to qualify for the Maine Environmental Leader program.

Florida Green Lodge Certification

Florida Green Lodge Certification

Florida Green Lodge Certification

The Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. The program’s environmental guidelines allow the hospitality industry to evaluate its operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.
Learn more about Florida Green Lodging Program.

Green Seal

green seal

Green Seal is a non-profit organization that uses science-based programs to empower consumers, purchasers and companies to create a more sustainable world.
Green Seal is a pioneer in promoting a sustainable economy.  In 1989 there were no other environmental certification programs in the US and our founders had the foresight to recognize the need for a tool to help shoppers find truly green products. They developed the Green Seal as a non-profit to stand for absolute integrity. Over the years the reputation of the Seal brand has grown to symbolize environmental leadership, and it continues to represent unquestionably green products and services.
Cleaning products, paper, hotels, paints, printing, cleaning services.
www.greenseal.org 

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

Nordic Swan Ecolabel

To be approved for Swan label requires that the hotel meets the stringent requirements covering such issues as the hotel's energy and water consumption and waste.
An environmentally certified hotels meet environmental requirements in a variety of fields such as energy, water, waste and chemicals.

On a Nordic Ecolabel hotel reduces its water consumption by switching to water-savingfaucets, shower faucets and toilets. They sort and minimizes the amount of unsorted waste.Cleaning is done with eco-labeled detergent and washed dishes at the restaurant with ecodetergent. Toilet and kitchen are labeled. Swan makes regular inspections required to follow up to our standards are followed, butalso to have the opportunity to talk with you and discuss ideas, proposals and marketing plans.

http://www.nordic-ecolabel.org/

EarthCheck

EarthCheck

EarthCheck

EarthCheck is a web-based solution that is suitable for both large and small organizations. It provides the tools to track and measure resource use and waste output, enhance design and operational efficiencies, and encourage Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
www.earthcheck.org

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Green Key Eco-Rating Program

Based on the results of a comprehensive environmental self-assessment, hoteliers are awarded a 1-5 Green Key rating and provided with guidance on how to "unlock" opportunities to reduce environmental impacts and operating costs through reduced utility consumption, employee training, and supply chain management.
The program assesses the 5 main operational areas of a property and covers nine areas of sustainable practices:

Operational Areas

  • Corporate Environmental Management
  • Housekeeping
  • Food & Beverage Operations
  • Conference & Meeting Facilities
  • Engineering

Sustainable Practices

  • Energy conservation
  • Water conservation
  • Solid waste management
  • Hazardous waste management
  • Indoor air quality
  • Community outreach
  • Building infrastructure
  • Land use
  • Environmental management

Upon completion of the program and being awarded their Green Key Rating, an on-site inspection may be conducted to confirm the rating. Green Key is the only program of its kind to conduct on-site inspection and validation of ratings in Canada and the United States.
www.greenkeyglobal.com