September 17, 2014
Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  

Our next meeting will be tomorrow--Thursday September 18, from 2:30 to 4:00 at Cityscapes, floor 9. Cityscapes is located in Copley Square: 197 Clarendon Street, Boston.


Following the meeting, we're invited to join Cityscapes' Holiday Decor Open House, with wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres. Mingle and get ideas for your property's holiday look. Bring your colleagues.


Thank you to our host: Janice Goodman. 


I hope to see you at the meeting and the open house!


Boston Green Tourism Meeting

September 18, 2014


Location: Cityscapes
Host:        Janice Goodman


2:30 to 2:40 


2:40 to 2:45


Dan Ruben  


2:45 to 2:55

How Biophilic Design Enhances the Hotel Atmosphere

Janice Goodman, President, Cityscapes, Inc.

2:55 to 3:25
Reducing Toxic Chemicals at Your Facility

Peter Cooke, Program Manager, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences     


3:25 to 3:40

Save Energy with a Dishwasher Heat Exchanger

Richard TurgeonGlobal Sales Director, Novothermic Technologies Inc.     


3:40 to 4:00
Restoring Boston Harbor's Oyster Beds: How Hotels Can Participate and Benefit
Anamarija Frankic, Director, Green Harbors Project, University of Massachusetts 


Suffolk University Business Course: Anatomy of a Sustainable Real Estate Project 

Participants in this six-session course will learn why and how to incorporate sustainability into real estate projects and property management. The teachers will use case studies from high-profile Boston building projects.

This document, compiled by the NRA's Conserve team, is a compilation of eight articles:
  • Making the Business Case for Sustainability
  • Reach Out to Millennials on Sustainability to Grow Your Business
  • Scaling Waste Costs Down, a Pound at a Time
  • Choose the Right Equipment to Make the Design Difference
  • Sustainability on Your Menu Requires Knowledge, Confidence
  • Farm to Fork: Explore Local Sourcing Strategies
  • Waste Not, Want Not: Minimize Your Waste Production
  • Food for Thought: Eataly Shares Lessons Learned
August 2014 | bySheila Bonini and Steven Swartz

Sheila Bonini and Steven Swartz, McKinsey & Company, August 2014


The authors identify principles used by companies with successful green programs. I recommend it to hotel green teams.

"Most companies would benefit from bringing more discipline to their sustainability initiatives by applying principles commonly associated with performance management: to keep their programs focused, set specific concrete goals, create accountability for performance, and communicate the financial impact..."

Take the LED in Landscape Lighting  
Jennifer Tuohy, Green Lodging News, August 4.

Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, July 30.

This author provides advice about improving indoor air quality for chemically-sensitive people, and everybody else.


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


September 18: Cityscapes

October 23: Sheraton Boston

December 4: Langham Boston


See you tomorrow at Cityscapes!