PALM BEACH, FLA.—The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) announced that The Breakers Palm Beach has joined the Florida Green Lodging Program. The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving green practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
“By participating in the Florida Green Lodging Program, The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel is raising industry standards,” says Colleen M. Castille, DEP secretary. “In addition, its dedication is conserving Florida’s natural resources for residents and visitors alike.”
The Breakers Palm Beach Hotel is reducing water consumption by not only installing low-flow and automatic faucets and toilets, but also through the use of a deep well, reverse osmosis system, which saves 104 million gallons of potable water annually. In addition, the hotel is conserving energy through the use of energy-efficient appliances, and indoor air quality is improved through proper air conditioner maintenance. Furthermore, the hotel is complimenting its energy conservation practices by recycling and purchasing paper products with post-consumer recycled content.
Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. As reward for designation, Florida is recommending Green Lodges to companies and trade organizations seeking environmentally-conscious lodging and convention facilities. With the addition of The Breakers Palm Beach, the program has 17 hotels certified, with 14 in the process of becoming certified.
Go to Florida Green Lodging.