May 24, 2016

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  

Our next meeting will be Thursday May 26, 2:30 to 4:00 at the Lenox Hotel, Heritage Room, floor 2.  

I hope you can come!

Survey: Some people prefer our afternoon meeting schedule (2:30 to 4:00), and others prefer morning meetings (perhaps 10:00 to 11:30). What works best for you?
  • Would you prefer morning or afternoon meetings?
  • What start time would work best?
I'd love to hear from you. To cast your vote, please contact me: 


Boston Green Tourism Meeting
May 26, 2016
Location:   Lenox Hotel, Heritage Room, floor 2
Hosts:         Daniel Donahue, Tedd Saunders, Scot Hopps and Samantha Sorrin

2:30 to 2:40     

2:40 to 2:45

Dan Ruben 
2:45 to 3:15

Eco-Initiatives at the Lenox Hotel
Tedd Saunders, CEO, EcoLogical Solutions, Inc. & CSO, The Saunders Hotel Group
Scot Hopps, Director of Sustainability, The Saunders Hotel Group
Samantha Sorrin,Sustainability Program Coordinator & Executive Assistant, EcoLogical Solutions, Inc.
Mike Carlisle, Director of Food and Beverage, The Lenox Hotel, The Briar Group 

3:15 to 3:45
Refurbishing vs. Replacing Commercial Windows: Why, When and How
John Paquette, President Window Services, Inc.
Deborah Coppins, Vice President, Window Services, Inc.
Stephen Wessling, CEO - President, Stephen J. Wessling Architects, Inc.

3:45 to 4:05      
Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation: What's New and Better?
Cameron, Ritzenthaler, Project Manager Engineer, Air Solutions & Balancing  

U.S. DOE's Smart Energy Analytics Campaign: 
Helping Building Managers Adopt Energy Management & Information Systems
This month, the Department of Energy (DOE) introduced their Smart Energy Analytics Campaign. The campaign will help facility managers advance their use of Energy Management & Information Systems (EMIS's).
EMIS's use analytics and monitor-based commissioning to identify building problems--and solutions that cut energy use and improve comfort. The DOE considers EMIS's to be a cost-effective, but underutilized High Impact Technology.

We have had presentations on EMIS's at our July 2014 and December 2014 BGT meetings; and I wrote about them in the May 12 newsletter. 
Campaign participants will have access to resource documents from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. They're also eligible for technical assistance. Awards will be given for exemplary energy reductions.
To inquire about the Smart Energy Analytics Campaign, contact

The Red Sox offer free bike valet parking, located across from Gate D, to ticketed patrons. Sox staff issue bicyclists a claim check and then park their bikes in a fenced-off area. 

People that ride Hubway bikes can park at one of four Hubway stations located near the park.


"The MassDEP and RecyclingWorks are hosting a workshop to help businesses and institutions start food donation programs.
  • Learn the basics of how to donate food safely.
  • Realize the benefits of food donation for your business.
  • Meet with food donation organizations to get started.

This workshop is part of the Reduce and Recover: Save Food for People Conference hosted by the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic, in collaboration with the EPA, MassDEP and RecyclingWorks in Massachusetts.
When: Tuesday, June 28, 10am-12:45pm
Where: Harvard Law School, Cambridge"
Register here. The cost is $25.  

Sheraton Boston Hotel, June 15

As a reminder, please contact me by Friday if you want a discount to this excellent conference.

Physical pool covers keep heat in pools and reduce evaporation. However, they can be expensive, cumbersome and subject to wear. 

Liquid pool covers do the same job--they form a microscopic layer of ethanol or alcohol on the water's surface that reduces evaporation and traps heat. These products have been approved by the EPA, FDA and the NCAA.

One of the popular liquid pool cover products, HeatSavr, is sold by EcoGreen Energy Solutions. 

National Restaurant Association's ConServe website

See the toolkit and a video that show how thoughtful restaurant start-up and shut-down schedules cut unnecessary energy use. 

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

May 26
The Lenox Hotel
June 30
The Langham, Boston

September 8
Boston Park Plaza Hotel

October 13

December 1 
Seaport Hotel

See you Thursday at the Lenox!

Boston Green Tourism
Phone |Email | Website

Boston Green Tourism | 175 Auburn Street | Newton | MA | 02466