December 5, 2012

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,                                                               


85 people have registered for tomorrow's conference, and we have room for more! If you haven't registered, and can come for all or part of the day, please do. I know that you will get some important ideas for cutting your facility's energy and water bills.  


This event, the Greater Boston Energy Efficient Hotels Conference, will be tomorrow--Thursday December 6 from 8:00 to 4:00 at Sheraton Boston in the Back Bay Rooms, floor 2. Other Massachusetts hoteliers will be there, too. Directions are here.   


Please register if you plan to come. But if you don't, and you find some free time tomorrow, you can register at the door.  


As mentioned below, if the $25 fee is a barrier, please contact me and I will register you off-line at no cost. 


See the next section for the speaker schedule and more information. 



The Greater Boston Energy Efficient Hotels Conference will be December 6, 2012 at Sheraton Boston Hotel from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the Back Bay Rooms, floor 2.

This Massachusetts Lodging Association Speaker and Seminar Series event is organized by Boston Green Tourism, NSTAR, National Grid, Renew Boston, Sheraton Boston and the Barr Foundation. The conference is open to all MLA member--and BGT members. 


The conference will feature:      

  • Presentations about important new energy and water efficiency technologies.
  • Case studies from hotels and engineering firm leaders who have slashed hotel energy bills.
  • A panel discussion with City of Boston, NSTAR, National Grid and hotel leaders regarding energy policies, incentives, strategy and new technology.
  • Energy efficiency vendors.  
Continental Breakfast, Lunch and Afternoon Reception are included with registration.


The conference agenda is below.  


Cost: $25 per attendee.   

***Please note: I didn't intend to charge BGT members for this conference, but needed to do so for logistical reasons. If the fee is a barrier for you, please contact me. I will gladly waive your fee and register you off-line.   


Who Should Attend: Hotel GM's, Directors of Engineering, Chief Financial Officers, Green Team members.

Click here to register!



8:00 to 9:00    Deluxe Continental Breakfast


9:00 to 10:00   Facilitated Panel Discussion

Greeting: Colleen Keating, Senior Vice President, Operations at Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide


Moderator: Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism



  • Michael Jorgensen, General Manager, Westin Copley Place
  • Tedd Saunders, President, EcoLogical Solutions & CSO, Saunders Hotel Group  
  • Carl Spector, Executive Director, Air Pollution Control Commission , City of Boston
  • Richard Kazarian, Manager, Energy Efficiency Sales, NSTAR

  • Sneha Sachar, Program Strategy - Massachusetts, National Grid 

10:00 to 10:15   Transition / Coffee Break / Time with Vendors


10:15 to 11:45    Morning Session

This session, with the following five presentations, is for all conference participants.


Sheraton Boston's Path to 30/20/20: Their Plan for Cutting Energy by 30% and Water by 20% by 2020

Jeff Hanulec, Director of Engineering, Sheraton Boston


Hyatt Regency Boston's Strategy for Reducing Electricity Use by 45%

Brian Gorski, Director of Engineering, Hyatt Regency Boston


The Hidden Energy: Electric Motor Savings in Hotels

Michael Rosenkranz, Energy Solutions Specialist, GEXPRO;

Paul Lynn, Manager, Corporate Energy Marketing Programs, Regal-Beloit Corporation

Charles Seyfert, Field Sales Engineer, Regal-Beloit Corporation


Improved Chilled Water Plant Performance with a New Energy Valve

Dick Hubbell, District Sales Manager, Belimo


The Low-Voltage Transformer Opportunity: Reduce Losses by 70-80%

Chris Wheeler, Director of Sales and Business Development, Powersmiths  


11:45 to 12:00   Transition / Time with Vendors


12:00 to 12:45   Lunch Buffet


12:45 to 1:00    Transition / Time with Vendors


1:00 to 2:30      Afternoon Session

This session, with the following four presentations, is for all conference participants.


Advances in Energy Efficient Lighting for Hotels

Carlos Alonso Niemeyer, Program Manager - Energy Efficiency Services, NSTAR

Edward Bartholomew, Commercial Lighting Program Manager, National Grid


High Impact Hotel Energy Projects

Jesse Stallions, Senior Energy Engineer, Sebesta Blomberg


Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Opportunities for Hotels

Michael Pace, Senior Energy Engineer, Horizon Energy Services

Fred McKiernan, Senior Energy Engineer, Horizon Energy Services


Water Issues and Innovative Water Efficiency Opportunities in Hotels and Restaurants

Dan Cook, President, Conservation Solutions Corporation


2:30 to 4:00      Networking Reception with Hors D'oeuvres, Wine and Beer  


Click here to register!  

December 6: THE GREATER BOSTON ENERGY EFFICIENT HOTEL CONFERENCE, Sheraton Boston, 8:00 to 4:00.  Attend any or all of it. If you didn't register above, you can register here.

See you December 6 at Sheraton Boston!