Presentations & Articles

Resources on Energy Efficiency, Waste Management and More

Presentations

View presentations made at Boston Green Tourism workshops.

Multiple Categories

Better Buildings Tools and Resources for Achieving Energy Savings

Engineering Approaches to Reducing Energy and Water Use in Hotels

Operational Tips and Energy Solutions with Strong ROI

Cooling Related Energy Conservation

Sheraton Boston's Path to 30/20/20

Hyatt Regency Boston's Strategy for Reducing Electricity Use by 45%

High Impact Hotel Energy Projects

Reducing Natural Gas Bills in Hotels

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Hotels

HVAC, Domestic Hot Water

Precise Management of Guest Room Thermal Control

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for HVAC and Ice Machines: Improve Fiscal and Physical Health

ENERGY VALVE 3.0: Solving Low Delta T by Leveraging IoT

Clean HVAC Coils: A Cost Efficient Solution to a Cleaner Indoor Environment

Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) HVAC Systems: Hotel Applications

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Program: The Hotel / Lodging Industry

Heat Pump Water Heaters in Hotels - Engineering & Economics

Leveraging Mechanical CHP w/ Natural Gas Engine Driven Chillers

HVAC Energy Savings with Cloud-Based Software

Siemens Demand Flow: A unique and proven energy and operational cost saving application for water-cooled, central chilled water systems

Combined Heat and Power with Natural Gas Engine Driven Heat Pumps

Domestic Hot Water Systems Advances & Concerns in the Hospitality Sector

Free Cooling & Other HVAC Opportunities

Understanding Chiller Plant Optimization

Two Energy-Saving Products: Heat Timer Boiler Controls and Heat Pump Block Heaters

Ventilation Solutions for Hospitality Applications

Upgrading Hotel PTAC Units - When & Why

Power to Profit: Introduction to Combined Heat and Power

Bathroom Ventilation for Hotels: Using Energy Efficient Ventilation to Reduce Operating, Maintenance & Repair Costs

Improved Chilled Water Plant Performance with a New Energy Valve

Heat Recovery and Transfer (Besides CHP)

Gravity Film Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems: Recover & Re-use Wasted Energy before it is Lost Down the Drain

Bio-Based Phase Change Materials (BioPCMs)

Thermal Storage Solutions with Existing Chillers: Bio-Based Phase Change Materials

EcoThermalFilters: Heat Recovery Technology for Commercial Kitchens

Taj Boston: Condensate Recovery Project; Testing a Food Waste Dehydration Machine

Smart Buildings

Demand Control Ventilation with Improved Sensors: Optimize Air Quality and Achieve Energy Savings

Building Automation Systems for Hotels and Conference Centers

New Generation of Building HVAC Analytics: ROI in Months, Not Years

The Latest in Intelligent Guest Room Technologies

Set It and Forget It?

How Big Data Analytics Helps Hotels Improve Maintenance and Comfort, and Save Energy

Energy Storage, Reduce Demand Charges, Microgrids

Microgrids: Resilient Hospitality and the New Energy Landscape

Energy Storage Solution - Introduction & Benefits ​

Terrawatt Intelligent Demand Response Technology

Motors

Saving Electric Motor Energy with Smart Drive Technology

Variable Speed Water Pumps for Hotels

Variable Drive Retrofit for Domestic Water Booster

The Hidden Energy: Electric Motor Savings in Hotels

Motors Used for Refrigeration and HVAC: How to Identify Retrofits with Great ROI’s

Energy Audits

Retro-commissioning Performance Assessments

Hotel Energy Efficiency: Insights from Energy Auditors

Metering & Energy Management Information Systems

Interior Insulation

Hotels: The War on Pipe Insulation

Lighting

Wireless Lighting Control that Works

Lighting Controls

Desk Lamps, T5s and Smart LED Retrofits for Corridor Fixtures

Improving Hotel Aesthetics and the Bottom Line with Window Shades and Lighting Controls

LED Retrofit Kits for Fluorescent Tubes: Why Change the Entire Fixture When You Can Just Change the Lamp?

Recent and Upcoming Innovations in LED Lighting

New LED Lighting Applications

Advances in Lighting Controls and the Impact of ASHRAE Requirements

Kitchen

Refrigeration Basics for Hotels; Common Efficiency Measures

Hobart Energy Efficiency Program: Saving Water and Energy in the Dishroom

Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation: What's New and Better?

Save Energy with a Dishwasher Heat Exchanger

Warewashing and Energy Savings

Elevators and Escalators

Green Technologies in Elevator and Escalator Design

Swimming Pools

Energy Savings Opportunities in Hospitality Swimming Pools: Pumps and Lights

Building Shell

Refurbishing vs. Replacing Commercial Windows: Why, When and How

The Langham Boston Hotel Window Film Project

A Brief Introduction to Window Film

Transformers

The Low-Voltage Transformer Opportunity: Reduce Losses by 70-80%

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Procurement Options in Massachusetts

Community Solar Net Metering Credit Program in Massachusetts

Purchasing Renewable Energy to Benefit Your Hotel

Financing

Innovative Strategies for Financing Energy and Water Efficiency Projects

Waste Management Principles

Best Practices for Organizing Waste Management Programs

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction for Hotels: The Best R of the 3 R's

Recycling, General

Global Recycling Industry Developments: What they Mean for Hotels

InterContinental Boston’s Green Initiatives: Let’s Engage

The Hauler's Perspective: What makes the Intercontinental Hotel Recycling Program Work? Cardboard: To Bale or Not to Bale

Reuse

InterContinental Boston's Community Initiatives, "Work Better Together"

Food Waste

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions: Fryer Management and Controlling Moisture in Refrigerators

Organics Recycling in Boston

Daily Table: How Food Donations Reduce Waste, Create Jobs and Bring Affordable Nutrition to the Community

Food Waste Diversion One Year after the Ban Took Effect: What Works Best? Where Are We Headed?

How Pulping Systems Can Help Hotel Restaurants Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Preventing Food Waste in Hospitality

The Compelling Case for Waste Food Dehydration Technology

Improving Sustainability By Recycling Used Cooking Oil

Furniture

Hotels and Furniture Banks: Working Together to Help the Planet and the Homeless

Opportunities from Reusing and Recycling Hotel Furniture

Mattresses

Mattress Recycling: Market Improvement

Mattress Recycling for Hotels

How Hotels can Recycle Mattresses and other Hard Goods

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials

Improving Reuse and Recycling in Hotel Renovations: Reduce Waste & Save Money

Refillable Amenity Dispensers

Branded Amenities & Amenity Fixtures - A Savvy, Sustainable Solution

Pillows

Pillow Renovation and Sustainability

Paint

The Paint Exchange: How to Recycle Latex Paint and Purchase Recycled Paint

Universal Waste

Managing Universal Waste: Tips for Safety and Compliance

General Principles

Reducing your Hotel's Chemical Footprint: Healthy Products for People and the Planet

Reducing Toxic Chemicals at Your Facility

How to Assure Good IAQ

UV Coil Cleaning: An Innovation that Improves Indoor Air Quality, Saves HVAC Energy and Improves HVAC System Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Tips to Improve Aesthetics, Indoor Air Quality & Profits

Healthy Indoor Air with Energy Savings

Addressing Odor Problems

Tackling VOCs, Smoke, Mold Smell and other Odors with Hydroxyl Generators

Control Mold

Preventing and Safely Treating Mold in Hotels

Allergy-Friendly Rooms

Chemical Exposures as Barriers to Access in Hotels: Clearing the Air and the Way to Improved Access

Making Our World Safer for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Green Cleaning

The "Dirty-less Secret": Electrically Activated Water

Cleaning and Disinfecting with ElectroChemically Activated Water

Making The Leaders Greener: Addressing Green Cleaning Products, Minimizing Cross Contamination and Ideas For Guest Engagement

FREE-FLOW Biological Drain Maintenance for Commercial Kitchens

Welcome to Xeros: A Revolution in Laundry Cleaning

Green Laundry; Cleaning with Microfibers

Electrolyzed Water and Why it is Good for You

Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable Care, Repair, Installation, and Restoration of Natural Stone and Terrazzo in Resorts & Hotels

Disinfecting

Sanitization and Disinfection in Hotels: Why, When and How

Indoor Plants/Biophilic Design

The Economics of Biophilic Design: Why Designing with Nature in Mind Makes Economic Sense

How Biophilic Design Enhances the Hotel Atmosphere

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Articles

View articles from Boston Green Tourism newsletters.

Multiple Categories

The Green Hotel Revolution

Governments are Asking Commercial Buildings to become Fossil Fuel Free; How can Hotels Achieve that Standard?

HVAC, Domestic Hot Water

The Value of HVAC and Ductwork Cleaning and Inspection

Mandarin Oriental Boston's Chiller Plant Optimization Project Saves
> $60,000 / Year

Sealing Leaky Ducts Improves Ventilation, Air Quality, Energy Efficiency

Video Shows that Constant Airflow Regulators Work Well

Reduce Airflow through Elevator Vents to Cut Energy Bills

How To Replace Your PTAC Units with No Capital Expense

Combined Heat and Power (CHP): New Utility Policy and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) Make CHP Feasible for Boston Hotels

Comfort Inn in Revere Installs Combined Heat and Power System

Heat Recovery and Transfer (Besides CHP)

Is Your Property Reusing its Waste Heat?

Dishwasher Heat Exchanger Wins the NRA's Kitchen Innovations 2014 Award; Company Offers it ½ Price to First Boston Hotel Customer

Boston Hotels Recover and Reuse Heat from Steam Systems' Condensate

Smart Buildings

Hotel Thermostat Brouhaha

Automated System Optimization Tools: Slash Energy Use, No Capital Expense

Guest Room Occupancy Controls Study

Energy Storage, Reduce Demand Charges, Microgrids

New Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems with Lithium-Ion Batteries Last Longer and Reduce Waste

Tesla Introduces Batteries for Commercial Businesses, Industry, Homes: What Does it Mean for Hotels?

Coming Soon: Energy Storage Systems that Enable Hotels to Cut Their Bills

Two SF Hotels Cut Electricity Bills by Using Batteries during Peak Hours

Motors

EC Motors Make Sense for Hotel Pools

The Langham, Boston Saves $37,000/Year by Installing Variable Frequency Drives on Medium and Small Motors; Similar Opportunities Exist at Most Hotels

Program Offers Variable Frequency Drives for Free in Commercial Buildings; Hotels Benefit by installing them on Motors Large and Small

Variable Speed Drives: Has your Hotel Finished Installing Them?

Lighting

LEDs Improve Garage and Parking Lot Lighting

Ready for Prime Time: LED Lights Sparkle in Candelabra Lamps

Smart Stairwells: ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 Code Requires Stairwell Lighting Controls

LED Desk Lamps

Kitchen

Ice Machines: Energy Efficient, Water Efficient and Well Maintained

Walk-in Coolers and Freezers: How to Save Energy

What's New with Kitchen Ventilation Hood Controls?

Elevators and Escalators

Advances in Elevators Call for a Quicker Replacement Cycle

Laundry

How Many Towels does your Hotel Issue to its Guests?

Plug Load

Reducing Plug Load Electricity is an Often Overlooked Opportunity

Building Shell

Langham Boston Hotel Window Film Case Study Released

Sheraton Commander Addresses Noise and Saves Energy with New Windows

New Development in Window Film Makes it More Appealing

​Transformers

Is it Time to Replace your Hotel's Transformers?

Does it Make Sense to Replace Transformers Before they Fail?

Maintenance

HEI Hotels and Resorts: Fab Four Energy Buddy Program and Checklists

​Renewable Energy

Community Solar Offers New Opportunity for Hotels

Is it Time to Reconsider Solar Electricity?

Purchasing Solar Panels has become Cheaper and Easier

Element Hotels Now Powered by Renewable Energy

The Colonnade Hotel and Saunders Hotels Now Powered by Wind Energy

Financing / Business

Purchasing Renewable Energy: Advisers Could Help

New Option for Funding Energy and Water-Saving Projects

Other

Hotel Chains’ Energy and Water Use Reduction Goals

Boston Approves Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance for Commercial Buildings

Waste Management, General

Reuse Marketplace Website Helps Businesses Get Rid Of or Find Reusable & Surplus Items

Educate Staff to Cut Home Utility Bills and Recycle--and Gain their Cooperation with your Hotel's Green Program

Waste Reduction

Coffee to Go: The Worst and Best Cups to Use

​What will Replace the Plastic Straw?

Recycling, General

Managing your Waste in a Challenging Market: Reduce Contamination /Get Your Recycling and Trash Loads Accepted

Recycling Signs: Are Yours Attractive and Effective?

These Days, Even Waste Compactors are Smart

What is Your Hotel's Recycling Rate?

How do Single Stream Recyclables get Sorted at Material Recovery Facilities?

How to Find a Hauler for Almost Any Recyclable Commodity

Recycling Everyday Items

Plastic Pollution: How Can Hotels Reduce It?

Restaurants are Moving Away from Polystyrene Foam

InterContinental Boston Switches to Reusable Water Bottles

Is Your Cardboard Baler Used to Capacity?

Food Waste

Buying in Bulk

​Source Reduction of Food Waste Guidance

Sustainability Through Food Rescue

Westin Boston Waterfront Starts Food Donation Program; Donates 1500 Pounds in First Two Months

Food Waste Solutions: EPA Launches Website Resource Center

InterContinental Boston Cuts its Food Waste--and Reduces its Food Budget

The Lenox Hotel Now Donates Food Regularly to Boston Rescue Mission

Local Food Waste to be Converted to Renewable Energy

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

Marriott Quincy Uses a Smart Biodigester to Dispose of Food Waste

Processing Food Waste: What Do We Now Know about Biodigesters and Dehydrators?

Donating Surplus Food

Bio-Digesters: An Alternative for Reducing Food Waste

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

MassDEP Changes Rules to Spur Increased Use of Organics for Recycling, Composting and Renewable Energy Production

Are you Getting the Best Price for Used Cooking Oil?

Furniture

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

Sheraton Boston Finds Home for its Used Furniture, Saves Money; IRN Made Arrangements

Mattresses

Modular Mattresses Reduce Costs, Waste and Downtime

Mattress Recycling Vendors

Amenities

44 Massachusetts Hotels Recycle Their Soap with Clean the World

InterContinental Boston Donates 1,945 Pounds of Soap in 2014

Electronics

How to Recycle and Dispose of Electronics Properly

Paint

Leftover Paint: What to Do With It

Universal Waste

Battery Recycling Made Easy

Clothing

The Green Way to Manage Used Clothing

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials

The Greener Way to Buy, Use and Dispose of Carpet

Hotel Achieves 97% Reuse and Recycling Rate for Renovation

Presentations

View presentations made at Boston Green Tourism workshops.

Multiple Categories

Better Buildings Tools and Resources for Achieving Energy Savings

Engineering Approaches to Reducing Energy and Water Use in Hotels

Operational Tips and Energy Solutions with Strong ROI

Cooling Related Energy Conservation

Sheraton Boston's Path to 30/20/20

Hyatt Regency Boston's Strategy for Reducing Electricity Use by 45%

High Impact Hotel Energy Projects

Reducing Natural Gas Bills in Hotels

Opportunities for Energy Efficiency in Hotels

HVAC, Domestic Hot Water

Precise Management of Guest Room Thermal Control

Ultraviolet Germicidal Irradiation for HVAC and Ice Machines: Improve Fiscal and Physical Health

ENERGY VALVE 3.0: Solving Low Delta T by Leveraging IoT

Clean HVAC Coils: A Cost Efficient Solution to a Cleaner Indoor Environment

Variable Refrigerant Volume (VRV) HVAC Systems: Hotel Applications

Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Program: The Hotel / Lodging Industry

Heat Pump Water Heaters in Hotels - Engineering & Economics

Leveraging Mechanical CHP w/ Natural Gas Engine Driven Chillers

HVAC Energy Savings with Cloud-Based Software

Siemens Demand Flow: A unique and proven energy and operational cost saving application for water-cooled, central chilled water systems

Combined Heat and Power with Natural Gas Engine Driven Heat Pumps

Domestic Hot Water Systems Advances & Concerns in the Hospitality Sector

Free Cooling & Other HVAC Opportunities

Understanding Chiller Plant Optimization

Two Energy-Saving Products: Heat Timer Boiler Controls and Heat Pump Block Heaters

Ventilation Solutions for Hospitality Applications

Upgrading Hotel PTAC Units - When & Why

Power to Profit: Introduction to Combined Heat and Power

Bathroom Ventilation for Hotels: Using Energy Efficient Ventilation to Reduce Operating, Maintenance & Repair Costs

Improved Chilled Water Plant Performance with a New Energy Valve

Heat Recovery and Transfer (Besides CHP)

Gravity Film Drain Water Heat Recovery Systems: Recover & Re-use Wasted Energy before it is Lost Down the Drain

Bio-Based Phase Change Materials (BioPCMs)

Thermal Storage Solutions with Existing Chillers: Bio-Based Phase Change Materials

EcoThermalFilters: Heat Recovery Technology for Commercial Kitchens

Taj Boston: Condensate Recovery Project; Testing a Food Waste Dehydration Machine

Smart Buildings

Demand Control Ventilation with Improved Sensors: Optimize Air Quality and Achieve Energy Savings

Building Automation Systems for Hotels and Conference Centers

New Generation of Building HVAC Analytics: ROI in Months, Not Years

The Latest in Intelligent Guest Room Technologies

Set It and Forget It?

How Big Data Analytics Helps Hotels Improve Maintenance and Comfort, and Save Energy

Energy Storage, Reduce Demand Charges, Microgrids

Microgrids: Resilient Hospitality and the New Energy Landscape

Energy Storage Solution - Introduction & Benefits ​

Terrawatt Intelligent Demand Response Technology

Motors

Saving Electric Motor Energy with Smart Drive Technology

Variable Speed Water Pumps for Hotels

Variable Drive Retrofit for Domestic Water Booster

The Hidden Energy: Electric Motor Savings in Hotels

Motors Used for Refrigeration and HVAC: How to Identify Retrofits with Great ROI’s

Energy Audits

Retro-commissioning Performance Assessments

Hotel Energy Efficiency: Insights from Energy Auditors

Metering & Energy Management Information Systems

Interior Insulation

Hotels: The War on Pipe Insulation

Lighting

Wireless Lighting Control that Works

Lighting Controls

Desk Lamps, T5s and Smart LED Retrofits for Corridor Fixtures

Improving Hotel Aesthetics and the Bottom Line with Window Shades and Lighting Controls

LED Retrofit Kits for Fluorescent Tubes: Why Change the Entire Fixture When You Can Just Change the Lamp?

Recent and Upcoming Innovations in LED Lighting

New LED Lighting Applications

Advances in Lighting Controls and the Impact of ASHRAE Requirements

Kitchen

Refrigeration Basics for Hotels; Common Efficiency Measures

Hobart Energy Efficiency Program: Saving Water and Energy in the Dishroom

Demand Control Kitchen Ventilation: What's New and Better?

Save Energy with a Dishwasher Heat Exchanger

Warewashing and Energy Savings

Elevators and Escalators

Green Technologies in Elevator and Escalator Design

Swimming Pools

Energy Savings Opportunities in Hospitality Swimming Pools: Pumps and Lights

Building Shell

Refurbishing vs. Replacing Commercial Windows: Why, When and How

The Langham Boston Hotel Window Film Project

A Brief Introduction to Window Film

Transformers

The Low-Voltage Transformer Opportunity: Reduce Losses by 70-80%

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy Procurement Options in Massachusetts

Community Solar Net Metering Credit Program in Massachusetts

Purchasing Renewable Energy to Benefit Your Hotel

Financing

Innovative Strategies for Financing Energy and Water Efficiency Projects

Waste Management Principles

Best Practices for Organizing Waste Management Programs

Waste Reduction

Waste Reduction for Hotels: The Best R of the 3 R's

Recycling, General

Global Recycling Industry Developments: What they Mean for Hotels

InterContinental Boston’s Green Initiatives: Let’s Engage

The Hauler's Perspective: What makes the Intercontinental Hotel Recycling Program Work? Cardboard: To Bale or Not to Bale

Reuse

InterContinental Boston's Community Initiatives, "Work Better Together"

Food Waste

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

Filta Environmental Kitchen Solutions: Fryer Management and Controlling Moisture in Refrigerators

Organics Recycling in Boston

Daily Table: How Food Donations Reduce Waste, Create Jobs and Bring Affordable Nutrition to the Community

Food Waste Diversion One Year after the Ban Took Effect: What Works Best? Where Are We Headed?

How Pulping Systems Can Help Hotel Restaurants Reduce Food Waste and Save Money

Preventing Food Waste in Hospitality

The Compelling Case for Waste Food Dehydration Technology

Improving Sustainability By Recycling Used Cooking Oil

Furniture

Hotels and Furniture Banks: Working Together to Help the Planet and the Homeless

Opportunities from Reusing and Recycling Hotel Furniture

Mattresses

Mattress Recycling: Market Improvement

Mattress Recycling for Hotels

How Hotels can Recycle Mattresses and other Hard Goods

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials

Improving Reuse and Recycling in Hotel Renovations: Reduce Waste & Save Money

Refillable Amenity Dispensers

Branded Amenities & Amenity Fixtures - A Savvy, Sustainable Solution

Pillows

Pillow Renovation and Sustainability

Paint

The Paint Exchange: How to Recycle Latex Paint and Purchase Recycled Paint

Universal Waste

Managing Universal Waste: Tips for Safety and Compliance

General Principles

Reducing your Hotel's Chemical Footprint: Healthy Products for People and the Planet

Reducing Toxic Chemicals at Your Facility

How to Assure Good IAQ

UV Coil Cleaning: An Innovation that Improves Indoor Air Quality, Saves HVAC Energy and Improves HVAC System Maintenance

Preventive Maintenance Tips to Improve Aesthetics, Indoor Air Quality & Profits

Healthy Indoor Air with Energy Savings

Addressing Odor Problems

Tackling VOCs, Smoke, Mold Smell and other Odors with Hydroxyl Generators

Control Mold

Preventing and Safely Treating Mold in Hotels

Allergy-Friendly Rooms

Chemical Exposures as Barriers to Access in Hotels: Clearing the Air and the Way to Improved Access

Making Our World Safer for People with Multiple Chemical Sensitivity (MCS)

Green Cleaning

The "Dirty-less Secret": Electrically Activated Water

Cleaning and Disinfecting with ElectroChemically Activated Water

Making The Leaders Greener: Addressing Green Cleaning Products, Minimizing Cross Contamination and Ideas For Guest Engagement

FREE-FLOW Biological Drain Maintenance for Commercial Kitchens

Welcome to Xeros: A Revolution in Laundry Cleaning

Green Laundry; Cleaning with Microfibers

Electrolyzed Water and Why it is Good for You

Environmentally Friendly, Sustainable Care, Repair, Installation, and Restoration of Natural Stone and Terrazzo in Resorts & Hotels

Disinfecting

Sanitization and Disinfection in Hotels: Why, When and How

Indoor Plants/Biophilic Design

The Economics of Biophilic Design: Why Designing with Nature in Mind Makes Economic Sense

How Biophilic Design Enhances the Hotel Atmosphere

Articles

View articles from Boston Green Tourism newsletters.

Multiple Categories

The Green Hotel Revolution

Governments are Asking Commercial Buildings to become Fossil Fuel Free; How can Hotels Achieve that Standard?

HVAC, Domestic Hot Water

The Value of HVAC and Ductwork Cleaning and Inspection

Mandarin Oriental Boston's Chiller Plant Optimization Project Saves
> $60,000 / Year

Sealing Leaky Ducts Improves Ventilation, Air Quality, Energy Efficiency

Video Shows that Constant Airflow Regulators Work Well

Reduce Airflow through Elevator Vents to Cut Energy Bills

How To Replace Your PTAC Units with No Capital Expense

Combined Heat and Power (CHP): New Utility Policy and Power Purchase Agreements (PPA's) Make CHP Feasible for Boston Hotels

Comfort Inn in Revere Installs Combined Heat and Power System

Heat Recovery and Transfer (Besides CHP)

Is Your Property Reusing its Waste Heat?

Dishwasher Heat Exchanger Wins the NRA's Kitchen Innovations 2014 Award; Company Offers it ½ Price to First Boston Hotel Customer

Boston Hotels Recover and Reuse Heat from Steam Systems' Condensate

Smart Buildings

Hotel Thermostat Brouhaha

Automated System Optimization Tools: Slash Energy Use, No Capital Expense

Guest Room Occupancy Controls Study

Energy Storage, Reduce Demand Charges, Microgrids

New Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) Systems with Lithium-Ion Batteries Last Longer and Reduce Waste

Tesla Introduces Batteries for Commercial Businesses, Industry, Homes: What Does it Mean for Hotels?

Coming Soon: Energy Storage Systems that Enable Hotels to Cut Their Bills

Two SF Hotels Cut Electricity Bills by Using Batteries during Peak Hours

Motors

EC Motors Make Sense for Hotel Pools

The Langham, Boston Saves $37,000/Year by Installing Variable Frequency Drives on Medium and Small Motors; Similar Opportunities Exist at Most Hotels

Program Offers Variable Frequency Drives for Free in Commercial Buildings; Hotels Benefit by installing them on Motors Large and Small

Variable Speed Drives: Has your Hotel Finished Installing Them?

Lighting

LEDs Improve Garage and Parking Lot Lighting

Ready for Prime Time: LED Lights Sparkle in Candelabra Lamps

Smart Stairwells: ASHRAE/IES 90.1-2010 Code Requires Stairwell Lighting Controls

LED Desk Lamps

Kitchen

Ice Machines: Energy Efficient, Water Efficient and Well Maintained

Walk-in Coolers and Freezers: How to Save Energy

What's New with Kitchen Ventilation Hood Controls?

Elevators and Escalators

Advances in Elevators Call for a Quicker Replacement Cycle

Laundry

How Many Towels does your Hotel Issue to its Guests?

Plug Load

Reducing Plug Load Electricity is an Often Overlooked Opportunity

Building Shell

Langham Boston Hotel Window Film Case Study Released

Sheraton Commander Addresses Noise and Saves Energy with New Windows

New Development in Window Film Makes it More Appealing

​Transformers

Is it Time to Replace your Hotel's Transformers?

Does it Make Sense to Replace Transformers Before they Fail?

Maintenance

HEI Hotels and Resorts: Fab Four Energy Buddy Program and Checklists

​Renewable Energy

Community Solar Offers New Opportunity for Hotels

Is it Time to Reconsider Solar Electricity?

Purchasing Solar Panels has become Cheaper and Easier

Element Hotels Now Powered by Renewable Energy

The Colonnade Hotel and Saunders Hotels Now Powered by Wind Energy

Financing / Business

Purchasing Renewable Energy: Advisers Could Help

New Option for Funding Energy and Water-Saving Projects

Other

Hotel Chains’ Energy and Water Use Reduction Goals

Boston Approves Energy Reporting and Disclosure Ordinance for Commercial Buildings

Waste Management, General

Reuse Marketplace Website Helps Businesses Get Rid Of or Find Reusable & Surplus Items

Educate Staff to Cut Home Utility Bills and Recycle--and Gain their Cooperation with your Hotel's Green Program

Waste Reduction

Coffee to Go: The Worst and Best Cups to Use

​What will Replace the Plastic Straw?

Recycling, General

Managing your Waste in a Challenging Market: Reduce Contamination /Get Your Recycling and Trash Loads Accepted

Recycling Signs: Are Yours Attractive and Effective?

These Days, Even Waste Compactors are Smart

What is Your Hotel's Recycling Rate?

How do Single Stream Recyclables get Sorted at Material Recovery Facilities?

How to Find a Hauler for Almost Any Recyclable Commodity

Recycling Everyday Items

Plastic Pollution: How Can Hotels Reduce It?

Restaurants are Moving Away from Polystyrene Foam

InterContinental Boston Switches to Reusable Water Bottles

Is Your Cardboard Baler Used to Capacity?

Food Waste

Buying in Bulk

​Source Reduction of Food Waste Guidance

Sustainability Through Food Rescue

Westin Boston Waterfront Starts Food Donation Program; Donates 1500 Pounds in First Two Months

Food Waste Solutions: EPA Launches Website Resource Center

InterContinental Boston Cuts its Food Waste--and Reduces its Food Budget

The Lenox Hotel Now Donates Food Regularly to Boston Rescue Mission

Local Food Waste to be Converted to Renewable Energy

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

Marriott Quincy Uses a Smart Biodigester to Dispose of Food Waste

Processing Food Waste: What Do We Now Know about Biodigesters and Dehydrators?

Donating Surplus Food

Bio-Digesters: An Alternative for Reducing Food Waste

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

MassDEP Changes Rules to Spur Increased Use of Organics for Recycling, Composting and Renewable Energy Production

Are you Getting the Best Price for Used Cooking Oil?

Furniture

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

Sheraton Boston Finds Home for its Used Furniture, Saves Money; IRN Made Arrangements

Mattresses

Modular Mattresses Reduce Costs, Waste and Downtime

Mattress Recycling Vendors

Amenities

44 Massachusetts Hotels Recycle Their Soap with Clean the World

InterContinental Boston Donates 1,945 Pounds of Soap in 2014

Electronics

How to Recycle and Dispose of Electronics Properly

Paint

Leftover Paint: What to Do With It

Universal Waste

Battery Recycling Made Easy

Clothing

The Green Way to Manage Used Clothing

Construction & Demolition (C&D) Materials

The Greener Way to Buy, Use and Dispose of Carpet

Hotel Achieves 97% Reuse and Recycling Rate for Renovation

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