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IN THIS ISSUE
Green Globe & Green Key Launch Joint Marketing of New App
Green Key Global Launches Next Version of Green Key Eco-Rating Program
Green Key Rated Hotels to be Recognized by Leading Tourism Company
Green Key Global Invited to Speak at Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference
U.S. Resources for Tax Rebates, Deductions and Credits
Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants Group Secures Green Key Certification for its Portfolio
Scope 3 Greenhouse Gas Reporting Standards Finalized
Update from the Office of Energy Efficiency (Canada)
Ecolab Receives CMS Award
FreshStay.com Reaches 5,000 Member Mark
Procter & Gamble Provides Survey to Suppliers
Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites Honoured wtih Preferred Hotel Status
Marriott International Launches Electric Vehicle Charging Stations
Fairmont Hotels & Resorts Cuts CO2 Output
Welcome to Our Newest Suppliers
New Strategic Partners & Affiliates
Upcoming Green Events from Around the World
Cool Flat Roofs for Commercial Buildings Save Energy
Check out the World Travel & Tourism Council’s YouTube Channel
20 Ways the World Has Changed Since 1st Earth Summit
Demystifying Green Jargon
FEATURES
Green Key Global is pleased to announce that it has entered into a partnership which provides Green Key certified hotels the opportunity to be included in the newly launched Green Globe App.
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Green Key Global has established itself as an industry leader in green hotel labelling by rating over 2,700 hotels under its Green Key Eco-Rating Program – the highest number under any green lodging system in the world. The program was developed by the lodging industry, for the lodging industry. It was designed to be accessible, user friendly, affordable, relevant and current.
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Green Key Global today announced that Transat A.T.Inc., one of the largest integrated tourism companies in the world and Canada’s holiday travel leader, will formally acknowledge rated members of the Green Key Eco-Rating Program, alongside other sustainability programs, in many of its business units. Jonview Canada, a Transat business unit, will be promoting Green Key to its international partners.
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NOTEWORTHY
Green Key Global, the leading green hotel certification program in the world, was invited to participate in the 3rd Annual Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference in Orlando, FL next week. Tony Pollard, Managing Director of Green Key, will contribute to a panel discussion titled "The World of Sustainable Hospitality Certification."
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The Federal, State and local levels are three areas where hotels should spend time researching available tax rebates, deductions and credits. Listed below are several websites that will offer assistance for a commercial building along with a glossary to assist in understanding the various offerings.
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Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants Group, a pioneer in the emergence of the boutique hotel industry in the United States, has strengthened its position as a leader in "green" lodging by partnering with Green Key Global. As of September 2011, the Green Key Eco-Rating Program has certified the entire 50-plus hotel Kimpton portfolio, with each property earning a Key rating befitting its environmental performance.
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The Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol has published two standards to help businesses measure, manage and report GHG emissions beyond their own operations, including the finalized version of long-awaited scope 3 guidance.
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The ecoENERGY Efficiency program is investing $78 million between 2011 and 2013 to maintain the Government of Canada’s momentum to improve energy efficiency in Canada —at home, at work and on the road. These efforts will make the housing, building, and equipment stock more energy efficient, energy performance more visible, and industry and vehicle operations more efficient. Improving energy efficiency will contribute to a cleaner environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, while saving Canadians money and making the most of our natural resources.
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ECO-INNOVATORS
Congratulations to Ecolab for receiving the International Cleaning Management Services’ (CMS) Purus Award in the Packaging Design category. Ecolab's ProTec Transport and Storage System for liquid detergent not only helps eliminate human exposure to spilled liquids but the containers can also be cleaned and reused by Ecolab, reducing the need for the creation of new storage drums.
 
"Reaching 5,000 hotel partners is a milestone that we are not only proud of, but it speaks to the growing commitment throughout the hospitality industry to the health and comfort for Frequent Breathers everywhere,"
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Procter & Gamble (P&G) has told its suppliers that they must regularly report their energy consumption rates.
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Interior Health B.C.’s Green Team has awarded the Best Western Plus Kelowna Hotel & Suites the honor of being chosen as their preferred hotel when traveling for business to Kelowna.
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Marriott International, Inc. has launched nearly 25 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for use at several of its hotels. Guests at these hotels can now charge their EVs using the "Level 2" charging stations:
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As part of its ongoing climate change strategy, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts (Fairmont) has announced that it has cut its CO2 output by 8.4 percent. ....
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GREEN PRODUCT DIRECTORY
The Green Product Directory is designed to assist our Green Key Members in furthering their environmental and energy saving initiatives. To access the complete directory, visit the "Hotel Portal" section of the Green Key Global website.
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Green Key Global is committed to building affiliations and partnerships that fit with our mandate to assist lodging facilities in building and marketing their sustainable day-to-day operations without compromising guest satisfaction.
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ENVIRO EVENTS
Listings for November through January 2012.
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INQUIRING MINDS
White roofing or "Cool Roofs" have been around for a while, but in recent years better materials and higher reflective pigments are making cool roofs very beneficial to building owners. We are even seeing government incentives and grants to convert older "dark roofs" to cool roofs. (Monster Commercial September 23rd, 2011)
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Information on their upcoming 2012 Tourism of Tomorrow Awards (nominations open) as well as informative video clips from lodging industry leaders discussing the challenges they have faced in the quest to make their operations more sustainable.
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UN report details changes over the past 20 years — both good and bad.
The United Nations says humans are more concerned about damage done to the environment than we were 20 years ago — but we're still destroying it faster than we can fix it. Source: CBC News November 2, 2011
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GREEN GLOSSARY
Helping you decipher terminology associated with sustainability and energy-saving actions.
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