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Green Key Eco-Rating Program version 3.0 is now available!

The Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the lodging industry's certification program of choice, has been renovated, and we are pleased to announce that version 3.0 (V3) is now available!
The move to V3 is all part of Green Key Global's continuing goal of remaining the leading environmental certification body in the industry and to align ourselves with GSTC Recognition status.

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Hotel Association of Canada Hall of Fame Awards
of Excellence - Call For Entries Now Open    

The Hotel Association of Canada's Hall of Fame Awards of Excellence Program was developed in 2004 with the purpose of recognizing those of its members (individuals, companies, properties) that have demonstrated significant accomplishments, exemplary leadership and tireless commitment to Canada's lodging industry.

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Celebrating Success - Super 8 Ukiah

The year is 2008. The economic downtown has hit, and the Super 8 in Ukiah, California, is struggling. The challenge was that not as many people were traveling, and the owner, Raakesh Patel needed to get creative to keep his doors open.

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Harvesting Greywater: How Many Facilities Are Doing It?

Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years - we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the next level?

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Canada Needs A Bold National Action Plan for Energy Efficient Buildings
Eleven organizations representing leading energy and building professionals, associations, nonprofits and businesses have submitted the following letter to the Canadian government: 
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Case Study: Analytics-enabled Energy & Operational Transformation at the W New York, Times Square

Case Study Brought to you by: 
Highway of Heroes Tribute 
The Highway of Heroes Tribute is a partnership of organizations, including Landscape Ontario (the trade association of tree and plant growers) and Forests Ontario (the vastly experienced tree planting organization, empowered by the Government of Ontario to plant 50,000,000 by 2025.)
EcoStay - Leave a Legacy

Join together in supporting this masterpiece reforestation project and help create a highly visible, unique parkland of carbon sequestration, wildlife habitat, education and cultural heritage.

Supplier Spotlight


Other Supplier News: 
Swisssol - This Month's Eco-Feature Product: Press+Wash Dispenser - a patented tamper proof, drip free dispenser system for your eco-hotel!

ChargePoint, BMW & VW Enable Electric Roadtrips

ChargePoint Express DC fast charging spots let electric vehicle drivers travel farther along the coasts and around the country.

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In Other News
Caesars Bets BIg On Corporate Sustainability Goals

American gaming goliath Caesars Entertainment is going "all in" on its CodeGreen environmental performance targets, after outlining reductions to energy use, waste and emissions in its latest corporate sustainability report.

Initiatives include 100% Green Key Eco-Rating Certification.

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Slowly but surely, U.S. companies are waking up to the notion that bonds can be a useful financing mechanism for all manner of corporate sustainability projects.

In February, Apple shook up the market with a $1.5 billion green bond issue - the largest undertaken by any U.S. tech company - that will pay for a range of environmental initiatives.

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A new study finds that 90% of investors are likely to measure a company's sustainability performance before making any investment decisions. MIT Sloan Management Review and Boston Consulting Group released "Investing for a Sustainable Future," a report summarizing data from interviews conducted with executive-level investors.

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Is MGM Resorts International Really Leaving the NV Energy Grid?

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