Boston Green Tourism Meeting
March 8, 2012
Location: The Lenox Hotel
Host: Tedd Saunders, Scot Hopps
Present: Tedd Saunders, Scot Hopps, Frank Healey, Dan Donahue, Meredith White, Lewis Ware, John Mitchell, Susan DaSilva, Marc Cohn, Kelly Smith, Bob Burke, Keith Alexander, Dan Buker, Fabienne Eliacin, Kevin Lubinger, Greg Senosk, Annmarie Svingen, John Hoey, Tom Ostberg, Olaf Zwickau, Tanya Pelletier, Conor Healey, Jess Riehl, Mary Franke, Gerri Weiner, Jerry Perkins, Mike Burke, Misha Glazomitsky, Dan Ruben. I missed a few people.
Strengthening Your Hotel's Sustainability Program: Tools for Success
Photo by bsimser
Tedd Saunders, President, EcoLogical Solutions Inc. and Chief Sustainability Officer, The Saunders Hotel Group (SHG, and
Scot Hopps, Environmental Program Manager, Saunders Hotel Group & EcoLogical Solutions, Inc.
The Saunders Hotel Group has been at the forefront of green hospitality for more than two decades. Their insights about how they maintain that distinction are reflected in this presentation. The slides on how SHG integrates their sustainability program into hotel operations and planning, their "Eco Checks" program and their incentive program are particularly worth seeing.
Friendly, Sustainable Care, Repair, Installation, and Restoration of Natural Stone and Terrazzo in Resorts & Hotels
Mike Burke, Vice President and Owner of the New England Division of Boylan Marble & Terrazzo Restoration
Mr. Burke's presentation demonstrates how building owners improve indoor air quality, reduce electricity bills and save money through this process for maintaining and restoring stone and terrazzo floors.
Warewashing and Energy Savings
Jerry Perkins, President, Hatch-Jennings, Inc.
This presentation shows us the latest in energy and water efficient kitchen equipment, with a focus on recent advances in dishwasher technology, starting on slide 15.
NSTAR's Stairwell Lighting Promotion for 2012
Misha Glazomitsky, Training Coordinator, Munro Distributing
NSTAR, Munro Distributing and several other companies are promoting a smart stairwell lighting solution that can reduce energy use by 80%. The ROI's will be 1 to 3 years, depending on circumstances. The program ends on June 30, so I encourage you to contact Mr. Glazomitsky for a fee audit.
The Mass Save Energy Efficiency Incentives for 2012 are now available. There are changes from 2011, but the incentives are still rich. If you have questions, or are planning to take advantage of these incentives, contact your NSTAR or National Grid representatives.