COMPLETES AH&LA GREEN GUIDELINES CHALLENGE FOR HOTELS
Hoteliers Challenged to Use Association Guidelines to Benchmark
Eco-friendly Operations and ROI
Minimum Green Guidelines, released in November 2008 by the association’s Green Task Force. With the aid of a tracking tool provided by AH&LA, THE USONIAN INN LLC communicated its results via an online Green Guidelines Challenge survey, as well as shared the hotel’s success stories and best practices.
The challenge asked hotels to measure occupancy statistics, monetary and energy expenditures, and return on investment (ROI) from specific green practices, and THE USONIAN INN LLC excelled in the areas of environmental performances, towel and linen reuse program and replacing all toilets that flush 1.6 gal/use.
Based on existing environmental certification programs, including Green Seal, Green Globe, Green Key, and LEED, along with various state certification programs, the 11 Minimum Green Guidelines define ways to give hotel owners and operators opportunities to reduce operating costs and environmental impacts through reduced utility consumption, recycling programs, employee training, and supply chain management. The guidelines also allow hotels to improve their fiscal performance by tracking ROI against their general statistics.
THE USONIAN INN LLC received a certificate of completion in recognition of the hotel’s efforts. The hotel is continuing to maximize its green efforts by examining the additional 58 guidelines AH&LA has put forth and integrating new policies and practices into our operations.
“By completing the challenge, THE USONIAN INN LLC, can be identified as an eco-friendly establishment, based on these important industry guidelines,” said GENERAL MANAGER. “We’re proud of our accomplishments and look forward to finding better ways to serve our guests – and the planet.”
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