June 26, 2013
Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,                                                       

Our next Boston Green Tourism meeting will be tomorrow from 2:30 to 4:00 at Mandarin Oriental Boston in the in the Bangkok Room on the Arcade level, floor 3. Directions are here.

Seeking Feedback Regarding Boston Green Tourism Meetings

I would love to get your feedback about how to make our meetings more valuable to you. If you get the chance, please send me your thoughts on the following questions, or about anything.


1. Meeting Times: In 2006, I asked hoteliers for the best time for meetings and they replied: Thursdays from 2:30 to 4:00. Does this time work for you? If not, what day of the week and time would work better?


2. Meeting Content: If you want to see particular subjects covered at the meeting, if you have speaker recommendations, or if you want me to format the meetings differently, please tell me.

Dan Ruben 

Boston Green Tourism Meeting  


June 27, 2013


Location: Mandarin Oriental Boston, Bangkok Room, Arcade level, floor 3

Hosts: Ed Dustin


2:30 to 2:40         Introductions


2:40 to 2:45         Update

Dan Ruben


2:45 to 3:15         Cooling Related Energy Conservation             

 Marc Sandofsky, President, RetroCool Energy, Inc


3:15 to 3:45         The Compelling Case for Waste Food Dehydration Technology 

 Jack Fellman, General Manager, Greener Chemistry Associates 


3:45 to 4:00         Staying a Step Ahead: How Hotels Can Discover the Latest Energy and

  Water Efficient Technologies

Charity Pennock, Segment Development Program Manager,     

New England Clean Energy Council                       


The Onyx Hotel  earned the Good Earthkeeping, Small Property honor. "The hotel has an Earthcare program that includes more than 160 products and practices, including recycling, water and energy savings, and guests who arrive in hybrid or electric cars are provided with a $20 credit. The Onyx also is the first and only hotel in Boston to receive the highest rating from Green Key's Eco Rating Program."


Congratulations Joe Capalbo and staff! 


The Seaport Hotel was honored as the winner of the Good Earthkeeping for Large Properties. "The hotel's program, Seaport Saves, targets reducing its carbon footprint via guests, team members, and vendors. The hotel features in-room conservation efforts, including 16 allergy-friendly rooms, and eco-friendly meeting venues."
Congratulations Michael Duffy, Marc Cohn and Lauri Howe and colleagues! 

Three Boston hotels that won other AH&LA awards. Hyatt Regency Boston won the Special Events, Ongoing, Large Property award for their Over the Edge  rappelling fundraiser that supports the Special Olympics.


Mandarin Oriental Boston won the honor for Technology Innovation, Small, for their "innovative offerings for guests, including two "Suite Controllers" that provide guests with a remote control system for the television and audio, lights, drapes, and heating/cooling."


Four Seasons Boston won the Guest Relations, Large Property in recognition of  "several new programs, including a Virtual Teen Amenity program...a Beantown Benz Trivia game for guests...and Kids Raid the Fridge program."  

Reuse Marketplace Website Helps Businesses Get Rid Of or Find Reusable & Surplus Items 

"The Reuse Marketplace is an innovative Internet-based materials reuse exchange program. It connects members who have items they no longer need with others who can use them. A wide variety of materials are accepted, such as storage containers, industrial and office equipment, furniture, cabinets, plumbing/heating/lighting fixtures, food residuals, wood/pallets, office partitions, fabric scraps, paving stones, 5-gallon buckets, construction materials and many more.


Membership in the Reuse Marketplace is free and limited to businesses, organizations, institutions and municipalities, but anyone can visit the website, www.ReuseMarketplace.org, and browse for materials currently available or wanted. The purchasing, pick-up and other details of the transaction are done between the owner of the materials and the receiver."


I encourage you to use this exchange..   

Marv Dumon, Business2Community, May 19.
This new pricey bulb can be programmed to change colors at various times of the day, turn on and off when the users arrive or depart, act as an alarm clock, be used for security purposes and much more. Its $60/bulb price will drop in the coming years.
Chris Lewis, EcoGreenHotel, June 5. 
Dirty coils compromise HVAC systems' energy efficiency ratings. The author discusses the pro's and con's of four different cleaning methods. 
2013 MEETINGS   

June 27: Mandarin Oriental Boston

August 1

September 12

October 24

December 5: Renaissance Boston Waterfront  


See you Thursday at Mandarn Oriental Boston!