GREEN HOTELS
•    Sheraton Boston and Mandarin Oriental Win 2015 MLA Good Earthkeeping Awards

•    Green Program Observations from Rachael Solem, Irving House at Harvard
​•    Green Certifications Earned by Boston Area Hotels, 2015
​•    Green Certifications Earned by Boston Area Hotels, 2014
•    Sheraton Commander's Recent Green Achievements and Plans
•    Saunders Hotel Group Publishes Sustainability Report
•    Fabienne Eliacin of InterContinental Boston is MassRecycle's Recycler of the Year; InterContinental Boston is MassRecycle's Hospitality Business of the Year
•    All InterContinental Hotel Restaurants in U.S. and Canada are now Green Certified
•    Green Features of Omni Dallas Hotel       
•    Seaport Hotel Serves Beer Made from its Own Honey: Seaport Honey Ginger IPA
•    TripAdvisor Update: 2,100 Properties Certified; Boston Leads Nation  
•    The Colonnade and The Lenox are Finalists for Conde Nast World Savers Awards 2013  
•    The Green Certifications Earned by Boston Area Hotels
•    Five Boston Hotels Win AH&LA Good Earthkeeping, Other Awards: Onyx, Seaport, Hyatt Regency Boston, Mandarin Oriental and Four Seasons Boston
​•    Reuse Marketplace Website Helps Businesses Get Rid Of or Find Reusable & Surplus Items
•    Hostelling International Boston and Sheraton Boston Win 2013 Greenovate Awards
•    TripAdvisor Launches GreenLeaders Program; Fourteen Boston and Cambridge Hotels Recognized
•    Saunders Hotel Group Develops Creative Strategy for Purchasing Greener Products and Services
•    Onyx Hotel and Seaport Hotel Earn MLA's Good Earthkeeping Award!
•    Brasserie Jo Pioneers Green Dining in Boston Hotels   
•    Hubway Expands to Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and More of Boston  
​•    Hostelling International Boston Opens New Green Property   
•    Become an Official Boston Bike-Friendly Organization
•    City of Boston, Omni Parker House, InterContinental to Mark Earth Hour
•    Saunders Hotel Group Wins World Travel & Tourism Council's 2012 Community Benefit Award
•    Seaport Boston Recognized by Fodor's as One of North America's Five Greenest Hotels
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The Eliot Hotel to be Honored as a 2012 Gold Level Boston
​Bike-Friendly Business

•    Publicizing Your Restaurant's Use of New England Food
•    Recycling Assistance for MA Businesses
•    Video: The New Boston Hostel, Opening Soon! includes Building's Green Features
•    Saunders Hotel Group is a Finalist for the World Travel & Tourism Council's Community Benefit Award
•    The Colonnade Hotel and Saunders Hotels Now Powered by Wind Energy

BOSTON AND MASSACHUSETTS ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUES, POLICIES, LAWS

•    2014 Climate Action Plan Update for Boston       
•    Final Building Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance (BERDO) Established
•    Mayor-Elect Walsh, Other Leaders Tout Energy Efficiency and Flood Preparedness
•    New Report: Boston's Vulnerability to Climate Change
•    Boston Bike Network Plan: 75 Miles in the Next Five Years; Improved Safety 
​•    Boston Ranks #1 in Energy Efficiency
•    TripAdvisor Update: 2,100 Properties Certified; Boston Leads Nation  
•    Waste Bans in Massachusetts: State Hires 9 Auditors, Offers Support for Businesses
•    Boston Approves Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance for Commercial Buildings
•    Mayor Menino Proposes Building Energy Reporting & Disclosure Ordinance
•    Lucrative Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Incentives to Continue Through 2015
•    New Report, New Plans to Prepare Boston for Sea Level Rise
•    Educate Staff to Cut Home Utility Bills and Recycle--and Gain their Cooperation with your Hotel's Green Program
​•    MassDEP to Issue Rules Banning Food Waste from Landfills and Incinerators  
•    Boston, Cambridge and MA Start Planning for Sea Level Rise; Should Hotels Do the Same?
•    Greenovate Boston!
•    Mayor Menino Announces that Boston will have a Building Energy Disclosure Ordinance  
•    Commercial Food Waste to be Banned in Massachusetts

​OTHER

•  Boston Convention & Exhibition Center Earns LEED Certification
•  Tax Incentives for 2006 - 2016 Energy Efficiency Projects: Has Your Property Reaped the Benefits?
•    Green Leasing: An Effective Tenant/Landlord Strategy for Energy Efficiency
•    Managing by Walking Around--At Night
•    Who's on Your Green Team?
•    A Resource for Furnishing Your Property with Sustainable Products  
•    Technology and the Times We Live In
​•    Presentation: How U.S. Hotels Save Money and Attract Business by Going Green
•    ASTM Publishes Its Accommodations Standards for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings  
•    Saunders Hotel Group Develops Creative Strategy for Purchasing Greener Products and Services
•    Does Your Hotel have a Sustainable Purchasing Policy? Does it Work Well?
​•    Management Strategies for a Successful Green Program   
•    AH&LA Expands its Green Guidelines
•    Hotel Sustainability Pays
​•    Breaking Down the Barriers to the Success of your Green Program​


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ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY
The Langham, Boston Saves $37,000/Year by Installing Variable Frequency Drives on Medium and Small Motors; Similar Opportunities Exist at Most Hotels
•   Reducing Plug Load Electricity is an Often Overlooked Opportunity​​
•  Mandarin Oriental Boston's Chiller Plant Optimization Project Saves > $60,000 / Year​
•    Hotel Thermostat Brouhaha
​​•   Is it Time to Replace your Hotel's Transformers?
​•    Program Offers Variable Frequency Drives for Free in Commercial Buildings; Hotels Benefit by installing them on Motors Large and Small
​•    Walk-in Coolers and Freezers: How to Save Energy
•    Sealing Leaky Ducts Improves Ventilation, Air Quality, Energy Efficiency
•    Automated System Optimization Tools: Slash Energy Use, No Capital Expense 
•    HEI Hotels and Resorts: Fab Four Energy Buddy Program and Checklists
•    Saunders Hotel Group Takes U.S. DOE's Better Buildings Challenge
•    Electricity Bill Demand Charges to Rise Sharply
•    Purchasing Renewable Energy: Advisers Could Help 
•    LEDs Improve Garage and Parking Lot Lighting
•    Langham Boston Hotel Window Film Case Study Released
•    Video Shows that Constant Airflow Regulators Work Well
•    Community Solar Offers New Opportunity for Hotels
•    Variable Speed Drives: Has your Hotel Finished Installing Them?
•    Reduce Airflow through Elevator Vents to Cut Energy Bills 
•    Tesla Introduces Batteries for Commercial Businesses, Industry, Homes: What Does it Mean for Hotels?
•    Ready for Prime Time: LED Lights Sparkle in Candelabra Lamps
•    Is Your Property Reusing its Waste Heat?  
•    
Onsite Battery Storage is Closer to Reality for Massachusetts Hotels
•    Advances in Elevators Call for a Quicker Replacement Cycle
•    How To Replace Your PTAC Units with No Capital Expense
•    Does it Make Sense to Replace Transformers Before they Fail?
•    What's New with Kitchen Ventilation Hood Controls?
•    Langham Boston to Install Advanced Window Film to Save Energy and Improve Comfort
•    Sheraton Commander Addresses Noise and Saves Energy with New Windows
​•    Dishwasher Heat Exchanger Wins the NRA's Kitchen Innovations 2014 Award; Company Offers it ½ Price to First Boston Hotel Customer
•    What's Behind Rising Energy Costs in New England This Winter? What Can Hotels Do About Them?  
•    Coming Soon: Energy Storage Systems that Enable Hotels to Cut Their Bills  
​•    Combined Heat and Power (CHP): New Utility Policy and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) Make CHP Feasible for Boston Hotels
•    LED A-Lamps Break the $10 Barrier 
•    Boston Ranks #1 in Energy Efficiency
•    Do You Need Help Calculating Your Property's Portfolio Manager Score?
•    New Option for Funding Energy and Water-Saving Projects  
•    New Development in Window Film Makes it More Appealing  
•    Is it Time to Reconsider Solar Electricity?  
•    Hotel Chains’ Energy and Water Use Reduction Goals
•    Comfort Inn in Revere Installs Combined Heat and Power System
•    Boston Hotels Recover and Reuse Heat from Steam Systems' Condensate
​•    Boston Approves Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance for Commercial Buildings
•    Purchasing Solar Panels has become Cheaper and Easier   
•    Energy Star Starts to Certify Pool Pumps
•    Important New Advances in LED Lighting
•    "Intelligent Shower" Saves Water and Energy   
•    Mayor Menino Proposes Building Energy Reporting & Disclosure Ordinance
•    
Lucrative Massachusetts Energy Efficiency Incentives to Continue Through 2015
•    Educate Staff to Cut Home Utility Bills and Recycle--and Gain their Cooperation with your Hotel's Green Program
•    Smart Stairwells:  ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 Code Requires Stairwell Lighting Controls
•    Element Hotels Now Powered by Renewable Energy       
•    Two SF Hotels Cut Electricity Bills by Using Batteries during Peak Hours
•    When Will CFL's be Phased Out?     
​•    Strong Forecast for Energy Efficiency Investments by Massachusetts Hotels
•    How Many Towels does your Hotel Issue to its Guests?
•    Guest Room Occupancy Controls StudyJuly 25, 2012
​•    ISO 50001 Energy Management Standard 
•    Hostelling International Boston Opens New Green Property   
•    Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative to be Used in RFP's
•    New MA Incentive for Solar Hot Water   
•    Mayor Menino Announces that Boston will have a Building Energy Disclosure Ordinance  
•    LED Desk Lamps
•    Hotels Generate Revenue by Participating in Demand Response Programs
•    How Have LED's Improved in the Last Year?     
•    Melink's Intelli-Hood Kitchen Ventilation Control Product Wins 2012 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award
•    My Energy University
•    Winners Announced in Department of Energy's LED Indoor Light Competition
•    The Eliot Hotel Wins New Awards
•    The Colonnade Hotel and Saunders Hotels Now Powered by Wind Energy

​WASTE MANAGEMENT

•    Leftover Paint: What to Do With It  
•    Food Waste Solutions: EPA Launches Website Resource Center 
•    InterContinental Boston Cuts its Food Waste--and Reduces its Food Budget
•  InterContinental Boston Cuts its Food Waste--and Reduces its Food Budget
•  Battery Recycling Made Easy

•  The Lenox Hotel Now Donates Food Regularly to Boston Rescue Mission
​•  How Boston Hotels Can Help Hurricane Matthew Victims
•   Local Food Waste to be Converted to Renewable Energy
•    InterContinental Boston Donates Lamps to EcoBuilding Bargains; 
How to Donate Furniture, Appliances, Electronics and Other Goods

•    
Sheraton Boston Lights the Homes of Families Moving Out of Shelters
•  
 
Boston College Dining Service Cuts Pre-Consumer Food Waste by 60% 
•    Daily Table Provides Free Pickup of Surplus Food from Hotels
•    LeanPath Introduces New Food Waste Reduction Product for Restaurants
•    44 Massachusetts Hotels Recycle Their Soap with Clean the World
•    Marriott Quincy Uses a Smart Biodigester to Dispose of Food Waste
•    Modular Mattresses Reduce Costs, Waste and Downtime
•    Recycling Signs: Are Yours Attractive and Effective? 
​•    InterContinental Boston Donates 1,945 Pounds of Soap in 2014
​•    Mattress Recycling Vendors
•    These Days, Even Waste Compactors are Smart
 
•    InterContinental Boston Switches to Reusable Water Bottles
•    Is Your Cardboard Baler Used to Capacity?
•    Hostelling International Boston Starts In-House Composting Program
•    Hotel Achieves 97% Reuse and Recycling Rate for Renovation 
•    What is Your Hotel's Recycling Rate?
•    Processing Food Waste: What Do We Now Know about Biodigesters and Dehydrators?
•    Donating Surplus Food  
•    Bio-Digesters: An Alternative for Reducing Food Waste
•    Sheraton Boston Finds Home for its Used Furniture, Saves Money; IRN Made Arrangements
•    Waste Bans in Massachusetts: State Hires 9 Auditors, Offers Support for Businesses
•    Reuse Marketplace Website Helps Businesses Get Rid Of or Find Reusable & Surplus Items
•    Complying with the New Massachusetts Food Waste Disposal Ban
•    Food Waste Diversion Case Study: The Eliot Hotel's Clio Restaurant and Uni Sashimi Bar
•    Prevent Food Waste and Cut Your Bills    
​•    Educate Staff to Cut Home Utility Bills and Recycle--and Gain their Cooperation with your Hotel's Green Program  
•    How do Single Stream Recyclables get Sorted at Material Recovery Facilities?
•    MassDEP Changes Rules to Spur Increased Use of Organics for Recycling, Composting and Renewable Energy Production  
•    The Colonnade Hotel Honored for its Food Donation and Composting Programs
​•    How to Find a Hauler for Almost Any Recyclable Commodity 
•    Amenity Dispensers becoming Popular in Boston
•    Commercial Food Waste to be Banned in Massachusetts
​•    Recycling Assistance for MA Businesses


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INDOOR AIR QUALITY / TOXICS USE REDUCTION
•    EPA's Safer Choice Label Helps Businesses Provide a Safer Environment
•    Green Walls Boost Winter Mood
•    Chemical Footprint Project Assessment Tool Introduced 
•    Chemical Free Cleaning Making Inroads  
•    Comfort Inn Boston/Logan Installs Chemical-Free Electronic Water Treatment System for Cooling Towers & Heat Exchanger  
•    Will Hotel Guests Start Measuring Indoor Air Quality?

•    Tips for Creating a Healthy Environment for Guests and Staff
•    What's in Your Hotel's Hand Soap?  
•    Alternatives to Bleach and Other Laundry Products
•    Johnson & Johnson's Commits to Reducing Cancer-Causing Chemicals from their Personal Care Products; Will Others Follow?

WATER EFFICIENCY

•    Two Green and Lucrative Laundry Solutions: Wastewater Recycling and Ozone Laundry
•    Leading Hotel Groups Collaborate to Launch First Standardized Water Measurement Tool for Lodging
•    Low-Flow Showerheads: Can You Do Better?
•    Midtown Hotel Eliminates Hot Water for Laundry
•    
Hotels Laundries Recycle Wastewater, Cut Energy and Water Bills
•    Most Efficient Toilets Use Less than One Gallon Per Flush
•    Reduce Water Loss in Your Pools and Spas
•    Two New Devices Reduce Hot Water Use in Showers
•    Sheraton Boston's Bills Plunge after Toilet Replacement Project 
•    New Report: Boston's Vulnerability to Climate Change
•    Toilet Uses Only 0.8 Gallons per Flush    
•     Whole World Water: How Hotels Add a Revenue Stream While Helping People Access Clean Water          
•    Hotel Chains’ Energy and Water Use Reduction Goals
•    New Option for Funding Energy and Water-Saving Projects
•    "Intelligent Shower" Saves Water and Energy  
•    How Many Towels does your Hotel Issue to its Guests?

FOOD

•    Feed the Bees this Fall
​•    Green Restaurant Association Distributor Program Helps Users Find Green Equipment, Supplies and Food
•    Professional Support for Hotel Beehives
•    All InterContinental Hotel Restaurants in U.S. and Canada are now Green Certified
•    Whole World Water: How Hotels Add a Revenue Stream While Helping People Access Clean Water    
​•    Seaport Hotel Serves Beer Made from its Own Honey: Seaport Honey Ginger IPA
•    Prevent Food Waste and Cut Your Bills  
•    Environmentally Preferable Purchasing Guides for Food
•    New Certification for Healthy Restaurant Menus 
•    GMO's to Get More Attention from Customers 
•    AH&LA Expands its Green Guidelines  
•    Brasserie Jo Pioneers Green Dining in Boston Hotels 
•    Are you Getting the Best Price for Used Cooking Oil? 
•    Update on the MA Food Waste Ban       
•    Melink's Intelli-Hood Kitchen Ventilation Control Product Wins 2012 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award
​•    Publicizing Your Restaurant's Use of New England Food  

TRANSPORTATION

•    Electric Vehicles, Charging Stations Advance; Charging Station Incentives are Rich​
•    Seaport Hotel Makes Transportation Greener for Guests and Staff
​•    Making Parking Lots Greener, Safer, More Attractive
•    Tesla Offers Hotels Free EV Charging Stations Through 2015
•    Tesla and Millennium Bostonian Install EV Charging Stations at the Hotel
•    You Can Even Green Your Parking Garage
​•    Does It Make Sense to Convert your Hotel Van to a Hybrid?
•    The Bright Future of Electric Vehicles and EV Charging Stations  
​•    Advice for Incorporating EV Charging Stations at Hotels
•    Is an Electric Van in Your Hotel's Future?
•    Comfort Inn & Suites Logan International Airport and Hampton Inn Norwood to Install EV Charging Stations for Free; Other Hotels Can Follow Suit
•    Boston Bike Network Plan: 75 Miles in the Next Five Years; Improved Safety 
•    Hubway Expands to Cambridge, Somerville, Brookline and More of Boston  
•    Do Hotels Charge Customers who use their Electric Car Charging Stations?
•    Hotel Guests Can Rent a Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle, and Plan Greener Trips
•    Become an Official Boston Bike-Friendly Organization

MARKETING

•    Greenbuild Coming to Boston; Steers Guests to TripAdvisor GreenLeader Hotels
•    How Hotels Will Celebrate 2016 Earth Hour and Earth Day
•    A Pen Can Speak to Your Guests: The Value of Eco-Friendly Promotional Items
•    Will Your Hotel Celebrate Earth Hour or Earth Day?
•    Video Conveys Hotel's Commitment to Environment and Wellness
•    Hotel's Stylish Website Communicates its Environmental Commitment
​•    A New Kind of Green Certification: Healthy Hotels
•    InterContinental Boston to Celebrate Earth Hour in Style
•    All InterContinental Hotel Restaurants in U.S. and Canada are now Green Certified
•    TripAdvisor Update: 2,100 Properties Certified; Boston Leads Nation  
•    The Green Certifications Earned by Boston Area Hotels
•    TripAdvisor Launches GreenLeaders Program; Fourteen Boston and Cambridge Hotels Recognized
•    ASTM Publishes Its Accommodations Standards for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings  
•    TripAdvisor Launches GreenLeaders Program   
​•    Green Key Launches a Meetings Certification    
•    New Trend: Online Hotel Environmental Reports
•    Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative to be Used in RFP's
•    Publicizing Your Restaurant's Use of New England Food
•    City of Boston, Omni Parker House, InterContinental to Mark Earth Hour
​•    International Green Meeting Standards Developed by ASTM--How will they Impact Hotels?