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How to Become a LEED Green Hotel

NATIONAL REPORT—With baby steps. That is how the lodging industry is approaching the U.S. Green Building Council’s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design...

Sizing Up ‘Smoke Free’: Is it Time for Your Hotel to...

NATIONAL REPORT—Patty Griffin, a nonsmoker, recently found herself staying in a smoking room in a hotel in Texas. It wasn’t her first choice, but...

More Reasons to go Nonsmoking—Courtesy of the Green Hotels Assn.

HOUSTON—An increasing number of hoteliers are choosing to set their properties apart by becoming nonsmoking facilities. There are many advantages to making the change:...

What to Consider When Developing an Indoor Air Quality Management Program

NATIONAL REPORT—Why be concerned about indoor air quality (IAQ)? It has been well documented that indoor air contaminants can cause physiological and physical changes...

Green Cleaning Fluids Offer Healthy Alternative to More Harmful Options

NATIONAL REPORT—The road has not been an easy one for green cleaning product entrepreneurs trying to break into the hospitality industry. One company has...

How to Clean and Maintain Waterless Urinal Systems

NATIONAL REPORT—A waterless urinal looks very much like a conventional urinal. In fact, about all that is different is that the flush valve or...

Automated Preventive Maintenance Systems Ensure Energy Efficiency

NATIONAL REPORT—No engineer will dispute the connection between preventive maintenance (PM) and energy efficiency. Ask a roomful of engineers the best way to conduct...

Interest in Waterless Urinals Grows; Systems Save Water, Money

NEW YORK—New York’s Times Square seems an unlikely place to build one of the greenest, most high-tech, and most expensive skyscrapers in the United...

Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ Water-Saving Initiatives Generate Big Savings

TORONTO—Without negatively impacting the guest experience, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts’ 37 owned and managed properties have implemented a wide range of water-saving initiatives to...

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs Offer Savings in Energy, Supplies, Labor

NATIONAL REPORT—Advances have made compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) more attractive to the lodging industry than when they first appeared, and prices have come...