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The hospitality sector has a significant impact on the environment through energy and water consumption, use of consumable products, and solid and hazardous waste generation. These impacts create costs for hospitality service providers in decreased revenues, increased operating costs, and employee costs. Adopting sustainable hospitality programs can provide a significant competitive advantage to organizations in the hospitality sector.

Go Green Hotels: Green Ideas for Hotels and Resorts
List of ideas on how to green your hotels services and building.

Green Products

EPA Design for the Environment (DfE) Program
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Design for the Environment program helps consumers, businesses, and institutional buyers identify cleaning and other products that perform well and are safer for human health and the environment.

CleanGredients: Cleaning Products
CleanGredients is an online database of cleaning product ingredient chemicals, providing verified information about the environmental and human health attributes of listed ingredients. CleanGredients is a project of GreenBlue®, a nonprofit that equips business with the science and resources to make products more sustainable.


EPA WaterSense- Hotels
WaterSense, a partnership program by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, seeks to protect the future of our nation's water supply by offering people a simple way to use less water with water-efficient products, new homes, and services.


GreenChill is an EPA Partnership with food retailers to reduce refrigerant emissions and decrease their impact on the ozone layer and climate change. GreenChill works to help food retailers: Transition to environmentally friendlier refrigerants, lower refrigerant charge sizes and eliminate leaks, adopt green refrigeration technologies and best environmental practices.