March 5, 2014
Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  
                                                  

Our next Boston Green Tourism meeting will be tomorrow, Thursday March 6 from 2:30 to 4:00 at the Lenox Hotel in the Heritage Room. Directions are here.

 

The meeting will conclude with a trip to one of the Lenox's newly renovated guestrooms to identify and discuss the renovation's sustainable aspects; and a cocktail reception in the hotel's Solas restaurant. 

 

Thank you to our hosts: Tedd Saunders, Scot Hopps and Marcella MacKenzie!

 

I hope to see you there.

 

Dan Ruben 

MEETING AGENDA

Boston Green Tourism Meeting

March 6, 2014

 

Location: The Lenox Hotel     

 

2:30 to 2:40 

Introductions

2:40 to 2:45
 

Update

Dan Ruben

 

2:45 to 3:15 

Saunders Hotel Group's Green Program 

Tedd Saunders, President, EcoLogical Solutions & Chief Sustainability Officer, The Saunders Hotel Group

Scot Hopps, Director of Sustainability, The Saunders Hotel Group

 

3:15 to 3:35
 

Managing Universal Waste: Tips for Safety and Compliance

Philip LoRicco, Regional Account Manager, Veolia ES Technical Solutions
3:35 to 3:50
 

Mass Save Incentives, 2014

Kevin Lubinger, Program Manager, Energy Efficiency, NSTAR Electric and Gas 

 

3:50 to 4:00

Challenge for Sustainability

Mihir Parikh, Sustainability Coordinator at A Better City 

 

4:00 to 5:30

Green Tour of one of the Lenox's Newly Renovated Guestrooms;

Cocktail Reception, City Bar

 

IDEAS

Hotel Achieves 97% Reuse and Recycling Rate for Renovation          

Is your hotel planning a renovation? What will you do with the furnishings and equipment that need to go? This case study shows how a Pennsylvania hotel arranged for 4500 items to be reused or recycled in conjunction with their renovation. 

 

If you are planning a renovation, I recommend that you read the "Keys to Success" section of the article, which explains how the project managers achieved their results.

ARTICLES 

Engaging Employees                                                                         

GreenHotelier, October 27, 2010

 

This article describes how to get the most out of your hotel's green team and motivate your staff to participate in your green program.


 

Three Ways to Improve Winter Indoor Air Quality

Buldings, January 14.

 

This articles provides tips for buying and maintaining filters.

  

How to Unplug Without Unplugging to Save Energy

Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, November 17, 2011

 
The author discusses two devices that allow hoteliers to determine how much energy plugged-in items consume when they are being used, when in stand-by mode and when they are off. 
UPCOMING MEETINGS   

The following BGT meetings will be 2:30 to 4:00. 

 

March 6:        Lenox Hotel

April 17

June 5

July 24

September 18

October 23

December 4

 

See you Thursday at the Lenox!