New AH&LA Green Initiatives Benefit Members, Travelers, And Environment
Sponsorships to Plant Trees, Strategies for Minimizing Hotels’ Environmental Impact Launched
AH&LA allied member Burton Energy Group has teamed with the association’s Green Task Force and developed GreenQuest, an energy and water usage tracking system to help hoteliers lower utility expenses and complement the seven of AH&LA ‘s 11 Minimum Green Guidelines. This free, web-based service describes effective environmental operations procedures, measures the effects of current and future initiatives, and compares a property’s eco progress against similar hotels. This system can help properties improve their EPA rating in addition to helping track progress throughout AH&LA’s Green Guidelines Challenge – which remains open for submissions until October 1. The Challenge asks hoteliers to take on the association’s 11 minimum guidelines for environmental efficiency, helping improve their performance and bottom line. The member with the best success story will win a prize package courtesy of HD Supply.
Completing the current round of new initiatives, the Green Tips for Travelers are designed to help properties encourage their guests to make their stay eco-friendly. All eight tips, created by AH&LA Green Guru Pat Maher, are available for public viewing online and AH&LA members can download and customize official tips cards for display within their hotel.
More information on AH&LA’s green initiatives is on the AH&LA Green Resource Center Website. Contact Jessica Soklow, AH&LA manager of media relations, at (202) 289-3153 or firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Serving the hospitality industry for nearly a century, AH&LA is the sole national association representing all sectors and stakeholders in the lodging industry, including individual hotel property members, hotel companies, student and faculty members, and industry suppliers. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., AH&LA provides members with national advocacy on Capitol Hill, public relations and image management, education, research and information, and other value-added services to provide bottom-line savings and ensure a positive business climate for the lodging industry. Partner state associations provide local representation and additional cost-saving benefits to members.