Boston Green Tourism Meeting
February 14, 2013
Location: InterContinental Boston
Hosts: Tim Kirwan, Fabienne Eliacin and other InterContinental Boston leaders
Present: Tim Kirwan, Fabienne Eliacin, Michael Ditterline, Tony Masco, Joesph Kreis, Tamfara Collins, Arlete Burgo, Andre Rivas, Jeff Hanulec, Albert Tsaturyan, Al Vaughn, Alyssa Bunting, Kevin Lubinger, Wil Colon, Bill Scherer, Tim Blanchard, Michael Duffy, Conor Healey, Jennifer Berube, Amy Walker, Mike Rivers, Cindy Fitzpatrick, Adam Mitchell, Dan Ruben.
Tim Kirwan, General Manager, InterContinental Boston
Mr. Kirwan discussed the InterContinental Boston green program, and the issues posed by sea level rise in the Seaport District. He said that the area is already experiencing problems, and that flood prevention requirements have boosted real estate development costs by over 10%.
2. InterContinental Boston's Green Initiatives: Let's Engage
Fabienne Eliacin, Engineering Coordinator, InterContinental Boston
See this presentation of the hotel's remarkably diverse green program.
3. The Haulers Perspective: What makes the Intercontinental Hotel Recycling Program Work; Cardboard: To Bale or Not to Bale
Adam Mitchell, Partner, Save That Stuff
There are many factors that hotels must consider when determining if it makes sense to buy a baler: the cost advantage of baled cardboard, the cost of running an electric line to the baler, space, the impact on labor costs, etc. Haulers can help hotels make this analysis.
4. Low Pressure Drop High Efficiency Filters: Save Energy and Labor, Improve Air Quality
Cindy Fitzpatrick, Sales Manager, Filter Sales and Service
Low pressure drop high efficiency filters can make a dramatic difference in energy, waste and labor costs, and improve indoor air quality.