Registration Opens for Green Hotel Webinar Series

3/17/2014

NATIONAL REPORT—A series of six webinars with topics ranging from water efficiency to green cleaning to window film will launch on March 26 and wrap up on May 21. In total, there will be 18 different presentations throughout the six webinars that are sponsored by the U.S. EPA. The free webinars are being organized by Dan Ruben of Boston Green Tourism and Peter Cooke of the Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences. Those who attend all six sessions will be acknowledged with a Certificate of Completion.

The following is the schedule for the webinars:

Session 1: March 26, 1 p.m to  2:15 p.m.

How U.S. Hotels Benefit by Going Green
Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
Water Efficiency Opportunities for Hotels
Dan Cook, President, Conservation Solutions Corporation
Energy Efficient Motors for Hotels
Michael Rosenkranz, Energy Solutions Specialist, GEXPRO

Session 2: April 2, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

How U.S. Hotels Reduce Energy Use
Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
Green Up Your Food Service
Eric Cartwright, Executive Chef of Campus Dining Services, University of Missouri
Green Hotel Renovations
Craig Nicholson, Director of Sustainable Development, Ajax Partners

Session 3: April 16, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Toxic Use Reduction in Hotels
Peter Cooke, Program Development Manager for the Sustainable Economies Program, Manomet Center for Conservation Sciences
Window Film: How it Benefits Hotels
Steve DeBusk, Global Energy Solutions Manager, Eastman Chemical Company
Stormwater Management for Hotels
Peter Goren, President, American Green Lodging and Hospitality Assn.

Session 4: April 30, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Energy Management Systems for Guest Rooms, Function Rooms
Jim Schivley, Director, Business Development In-Room Controls at Schneider Electric
Green Procurement for Hotels
Scot Hopps, Director of Sustainability, Saunders Hotel Group
Green Hotel Case Study: Saybrook Point Inn & Spa
Abbie McAllister, Marina Manager, Saybrook Point Marina

Session 5: May 7, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

How Hotels Reduce Their Natural Gas Bills
Greg Hofstetter, Director of Development, EcoGreenHotel
Green Hotel Case Study: Holiday Inn and Suites Columbia-Airport
Hemalata Patel, Owner/President, Courtesy Management, Inc.
Sustainable Bottled Water
Dave Flanders, VP, Business Development, Vivreau Advanced Water Systems

Session 6: May 21, 1 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Waste Management for Hotels
Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
Green Cleaning for Hotels
Steve Ashkin, President, The Ashkin Group
LED Lighting for Hotels
George Tregay, Energy Consultant, Waste Reduction Partners

For more information on the seminars, contact Dan Ruben at dan_ruben@usa.net, (617) 527-7950.


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