April 26, 2016

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  
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Our next meeting will be Thursday April 28, from 3:00 to 4:30 at the Mandarin Oriental Boston in the Beijing Room, Arcade level.  

I hope you can come!


Boston Green Tourism Meeting
April 28, 2016
Location:   Mandarin Oriental Boston
                   Beijing Room

Hosts:         Ed Dustin and Alain Negueloua           

3:00 to 3:10      

3:10 to 3:15

Dan Ruben 
3:15 to 3:45

Siemens Demand Flow - Chilled Water System Optimization for Hotels
Edward Dustin, Engineering Director, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group
Andrew Coffin, Building Automation Energy Specialist, Siemens Infrastructure and Cities, Building Technologies Division

3:45 to 4:10
Branded Amenities & Amenity Fixtures - A Savvy, Sustainable Solution
Ray Burger, Founder and President, Pineapple Hospitality Inc.
Ken Haworth, CEO, Aquamenities
Raymond Ferretti, Senior Director of Marketing and Brand Development,  Marietta Hospitality

4:10 to 4:30      
Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Opportunities for the Hotel Industry
Eric Szulak, Lead Sales Representative, Commercial Sales, National Grid


U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Website

HEI, a group of 40+ upscale and luxury hotels, is a 4-time ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year. Their Fab Four Energy Buddies program optimizes their energy efficiency operations and maintenance program, and engages their staff. 

Thus far, the program has cut energy bills by 5% annually.

The Fab Four for each property consists of these department heads: engineering, housekeeping, kitchen and banquets. They're charged with: 
  • developing energy efficiency plans in their own departments and for the hotel;
  • completing their weekly energy checklist; 
  • managing an Energy Buddy in their department who assures that the daily energy checklists are completed. 

Here is the Fab Four and Energy Buddies' Energy Checklist

The Fab Four and the Energy Buddies from each property compete against their counterparts in other HEI hotels for the best energy performance improvement. Prizes are awarded semi-annually. 

Sheraton Boston Hotel, June 15

This conference is a great place to learn about new energy efficiency measures and meet successful vendors.   

"Sessions will cover the latest innovations in EE technology, new strategies for managing and monitoring changing energy needs, developments in incentive programs and unique ways to achieve greater energy savings."


Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, April 10
Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, April 10

Water bottle filling stations eliminate the need to buy and store plastic water bottles--saving time and money. 

Some hotels even make money by selling reusable bottles to guests. Many guests prefer bottles that don't contain the chemical BPA.

Three companies make filling stations--and each has several variations. Common placements are in the lobby, on each floor, in exercise rooms and in the staff cafeteria.

Save Water in Your Restaurant with National Restaurant Association Videos
These one-minute videos provide water-saving ideas.
The following meeting will be 2:30 to 4:00, except April 28, which will be 3:00 to 4:30.

April 28
Mandarin Oriental, Boston

May 26
The Lenox Hotel
June 30
The Langham, Boston

September 8
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

October 13

December 1 
Seaport Hotel

See you April 28 at Mandarin Oriental Boston!

Boston Green Tourism
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