May 24, 2017

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members, 

Our next meeting will be tomorrow (Thursday) May 25 from 2:30 to 4:00  at Mandarin Oriental Boston in the Beijing Room on the Arcade Level. 

I hope you can come!

Dan
 
 SPEA KERS


Boston Green Tourism Meeting

May 25, 2017
 
Location Mandarin Oriental, Boston; Beijing Room
Hosts :      Philipp Knuepfer and Ed Dustin

2:30 to 2:40     
Introductions

2:40 to 2:45
 
Update
Dan Ruben 
2:45 to 3:15

Wireless Lighting Control that Works
Ravi Parikh, Business Development Manager, RAB Lighting

3:15 to 3:35   
 
The "Dirty-less Secret": Electrically Activated Water
Timothy Kiggins, Corporate Account Manager,   Orbio Technologies, a Tennant Company  

3:35 to 3:55
Bringing Water Treatment & Filtration into the 21st Century - 
Why Pollute Perfectly Good Drinking Water?
Daniel Cook, President,  Conservation Solutions Corporation 

IDEAS
Hyatt Regency Boston

Sheraton Boston
Living Art Enlivens Hotels, Reduces Waste

Living art is an alternative to cut flowers that adds beauty and conversation-pieces to hotels and other commercial buildings, according to Julie Schena, Cityscapes' Director of Living Art & Holiday Design.
 
Like cut flowers, they are customized to each space. Some spaces benefit from succulents, and others from woodier displays.
 
While fresh flowers last about 5 days, living art lasts as long as a month. Cityscapes horticulturists maintain them.
 
Because living art lasts longer than cut flowers, they cost less and produce less waste. When they do need replacement, they're reused, donated or composted. 


 
ARTICLES
credit_ therefinishingtouch.com

Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, May 18
 
Refinishing, reupholstering or repurposing furniture saves hotels a fortune and keeps furniture out of landfills. Restoration companies specialize in hospitality. They turn around rooms quickly, with minimal disruption.


The Many Benefits of Professionally Installed Window Film

Professionally-installed window film reduces solar heat gain and protects furnishings from UV rays. Some window films are insulating and provide safety when glass breaks.


James Jones and Valerie Roberson, CommonWealth, May 16
 
Smart building technology is burgeoning--and so is the demand for  technicians to run and maintain our smarter buildings

So Skanska (the international construction company), other businesses and governmental organizations asked Roxbury Community College to design an associates degree course in that field. The program should begin next year.


 
2016 MEETINGS

The following meeting will be 2:30 to 4:00. Please note: This table was incorrect in the last newsletter. This version is correct.

May 25  Mandarin Oriental, Boston
June 22  Hyatt Regency Boston
Sept. 14  
October 12  
December 7 Le Meridien

See you Thursday at Mandarin Oriental, Boston!

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