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Workshop: Pollution Prevention in the Hospitality Industry: How Managing the Environment Can Help Your Bottom Line

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Agenda and Presentations

Note: Presentations posted only as available, with permission of speaker.

9:00AM Welcome/Introduction
Joann Brennan-McKee, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

9:05AM Why Go Green?
Going green is currently a hot topic, but why should you move in that direction? Through increased efficiency, hoteliers can reduce costs, achieve environmental results, gain recognition, win new business, and be more attractive to employees.
Rod Millot (PDF) (11 pp, 1,232KB), Deloitte & Touch LLP

9:35AM EPA and the Green Meeting Standard
Learn more about EPA's involvement in establishing a green meeting standard and its effect on the hospitality industry.
•Harry Lewis, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention Division

9:45AM EPA Partnership Programs
An overview of strategic tools you can use to green facilities while lowering costs.
John Filippelli (PDF) (22 pp, 366KB), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

10:05AM WasteWise
WasteWise is a cost effective, reliable, and environmentally sound method for reducing and recycling municipal solid waste and selected industrial wastes.
Lorraine Graves (PDF) (9 pp, 464KB), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

10:15AM Exemplary Practices—WasteWise
A detailed look at WasteWise in the hospitality sector.
Charles Link (PDF) (28 pp, 751KB), Princeton Hyatt

11:00AM BREAK

11:15AM Green Cleaning
Green cleaning can improve indoor air quality, reduce complaints among guests and janitorial staff, and save money.
Jim Darr (PDF) (14 pp, 89KB), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Pollution Prevention Division

11:25AM
Exemplary Practices—Green Cleaning
A detailed look at WasteWise in the hospitality sector.
Ed Virtue (PDF) (18 pp, 741KB), Hotel Monaco Washington DC – A Kimpton Hotel

12:10PM LUNCH

1:10PM ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR is a proven energy management approach that helps measure current energy performance, set goals, track savings, and reward improvements.
Andrew Schulte (PDF) (12 pp, 959KB), ICF International working in support of ENERGY STAR

1:20PM Exemplary Practices—ENERGY STAR
A detailed look at ENERGY STAR in the hospitality sector.
John Lembo (PDF) (17 pp, 704KB), Ferreira Group

2:05PM WaterSense
Reducing water use by promoting water efficiency and identifying water-efficient products.
Lorne LaMonica (PDF) (13 pp, 225KB), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

2:15PM Exemplary Practices—Water Efficiency
A detailed look at water efficiency in the hospitality sector.
Daniel Cook (40 pp, 928KB), Conservation Solutions Corporation

3:00PM BREAK

3:15PM Discussion
• Facilitated by Daniel Ruben, Boston Green Tourism

5:00PM Wrap Up
• Joseph Bergstein, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Region 2

5:00PM ADJOURN

 

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