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Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center’s ‘Green Resumé’

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What does your property’s “green resumé” look like? Confused? What I mean is: Have you prepared a document, preferably available online or by e-mail, that succinctly describes your property’s progress in the various areas that encompass sustainability? The purpose of the document would be to inform different stakeholders but also can be used as a sales tool for bringing in new business and informing current customers. I came across a green resumé when visiting the Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center website. Be sure to check it out. The 23-page PDF showcases the property’s Seaport Saves, a program that has been in place since 2005. (Green Lodging News first reported on it more than 10 years ago.)

The well-designed document includes highlights of the property’s conservation efforts. For example, Seaport’s toilets have all been retrofitted from 1.6 gallons per flush to 1.28 gallons per flush, saving an estimated 200,000 gallons of water per year. In addition, all of Seaport’s elevators are being replaced with energy efficient systems which will reduce energy consumption by 35 percent annually. The document highlights the hotel’s many green transportation programs, its almost 1 million bees on its rooftop, green roof, green cleaning practices, F&B best practices, and ways to green meetings at the World Trade Center. The green resumé features all of the property’s many green awards over the years, as well as its green partnerships.

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