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Green Hotelier: Cornell Study Finds LEED Certification Boosts Hotel Revenue
By comparing LEED certified hotels with a competitive set of non-certified hotels, the study found substantial increases in average daily rates and revenue per available room for the LEED hotels. The study, ‘The Impact of LEED Certification on Hotel Performance,’ by Matthew Walsman, Rohit Verma, and Suresh Muthulingam, is available at no charge from the Cornell Center for Hospitality Research (CHR) at the School of Hotel Administration.)

Green Hotelier: Sustainable Hotels
Green Hotelier is the leading source of information on the sustainable and responsible agenda within the hotel industry. As the key communication tool of the International Tourism Partnership, which works with global hotel chains to drive the responsible agenda, Green Hotelier has a serious commitment to delivering accessible, expert and honest content.

ENERGY STAR Success Story: Loews Hotels
Loews Hotels has the goal to reduce energy use by 10 percent in 2011 as compared to 2007, Loews has achieved over 7.5-percent reduction through October 2010 – well on target to meeting corporate energy targets.

ENERGY STAR Success Story: HEI Hotels & Resorts
From 2005 to 2008, HEI energy efficiency projects yielded savings of more than 23,750,000 kWh and over 23,500 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions across the portfolio.

EPA WaterSense Case Studies
Throughout the country, commercial and institutional (C&I) building owners and facility managers are taking actions to reduce their water use, implementing many of the operations and maintenance, retrofit, and replacement projects described in WaterSense’s C&I best management practices guide, WaterSense at Work.

New York Certified Green Hotels

Bavarian Manor B&B: Solar Hot Water (Video)
Innkeeper Stan Oldakowski shares his experience with solar hot water and the savings it provides.