April 8, 2015

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  
Our next meeting will be Thursday from 2:30 to 4:00 at Sheraton Boston Hotel, The Fens Room, 5th floor

Our speakers will discuss recent innovative energy efficiency projects at the hotel and a new, effective wastewater management product. 


I thank our host: Jeff Hanulec.


See you at the meeting!




Boston Green Tourism Meeting

April 9, 2015


Location:  Sheraton Boston Hotel


2:30 to 2:40 


2:40 to 2:45


Dan Ruben  

2:45 to 3:15

Ventilation Solutions for Hospitality Applications

John Harrell, President - American ALDES Ventilation Corporation

James Jacobson, Strategic Account Manager - American ALDES Ventilation Corporation

3:15 to 3:45

The War on Pipe Insulation


Meghan Reilly, New England Sales Manager, Thermaxx Jackets LLC


3:45 to 4:00

Sustainable Wastewater Solutions for Hotels  

Naz Senaldi, Territory Manager Chemsearch FE   



Ready for Prime Time: LED Lights Sparkle in Candelabra Lamps 

Most hotel chandeliers still have incandescent bulbs. Until recently, LED candle lights couldn't replicate the elegant, rich atmosphere that incandescent bulbs create. That changed. New LED candle lights create the sparkle and the lumen output required by hotel lobbies and ballrooms.


There are many advantages to LED's for these applications. For starters, they use 80% to 90% less energy and last 20 to 50 times as long (20,000 to 50,000 hours) as incandescent candles. With a price in the $6 to $12 range per lamp, the simple payback is under nine months.


LED candelabra lamps are dimmable, just like incandescent lamps. They generate much less heat than incandescents--reducing air conditioning costs. These lights install into both candelabra and medium base bulb fixture sockets.


LED candle lights are available in a variety of color temperatures, including the most popular, 2700K soft white. Besides chandeliers, they can be used for ceiling fans, accent lighting and ornamental lighting. Certain models can be used in specific outside applications.


Axiom Energy Solutions recommends the Utopia brand. TNT Energy sells the Philips LED candles.



Linda Hardesty, Energy Manager Today, August 14

Compared to swing doors, revolving doors allow only 1/8 of the air flow into and out of buildings. People are more likely to use them when they see signs saying that they save energy.

Scot Hopps, September 30, 2013


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


March 19:         InterContinental Boston

April 9:              Sheraton Boston

May 21:             

July 16:              Mandarin Oriental Boston

September 17:  Hyatt Regency Boston

October 22:       Taj Boston

December 10:    Le Méridien Cambridge-MIT


See you Thursday at Sheraton Boston!