October 5, 2018

Dear Boston Green Tourism Members,  

Our next meeting will be Thursday October 11 from 2:30 to 4:00 at  The Langham, Boston

I thank our hosts: Joe Riordan and Debbie Freckleton.
I hope you can come!
 
Dan 
 
 
SPEAKERS


Joe Riordan Director of Engineering at The Langham, Boston

Debbie Freckleton Director of Quality, Learning, and Development at The Langham Boston

Mr. Riordan and Ms. Freckleton will discuss recent green achievements and upcoming green projects at their property. 

The hotel website has an impressive Environment page and  Corporate Social Responsibility page, which describes some of the hotel's green achievements, practices and commitments.







Mike Delano, Service Sales, Account Representative,   Automated Building Systems, Inc.
 
Mr. Delano will show us how hotels can expand their use of Direct Digital Controls (DDC) to improve their building controls, automate more processes and improve problem identification. Hotels that excel in these areas improve comfort and reduce their energy bills.
 
Automated Building Systems has installed and maintains the HVAC controls for The Langham, Boston, Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston Marriott Copley Place and many other properties.



 
PJ Qvarnstrom District Sales Manager ME, NH, RI, MA,  Belimo Aircontrols(USA), Inc.

Mr. Qvarnstrom will discuss the Belimo Energy Valve, which improves chiller system efficiency by continuously optimizing the water flow, automatically adjusting it to current climatic conditions and eliminating the Delta-T syndrome (the difference between return and supply chilled water temperatur e ).
 
The Belimo Energy Valve has been installed at many Boston area locations, including  MIT (which partnered with Belimo on the product's design and commissioning), Hyatt Regency Boston, Boston Marriott Copley Place, Wentworth Institute of Technology,  and Emerson College.



 
Dan Ruben, Director, Boston Green Tourism 

I will show how U.S. hotels reduce their purchasing volume, thereby saving money, reducing waste and benefiting the environment. 


IDEAS 

Innovative Plate Scraping Product Saves Restaurants Water, Energy and Money
 
Most restaurants clean off dirty dishes with a pre-rinse spray valve before placing them in the dishwasher. In recent years, these devices have become much m efficient. But now there's a product that saves even more water and energy.
 
It's called PlateScrape. I learned about it in the Green Restaurant Association newsletter.
 
Restaurants that use the PlateScrape tool use only 4.5 gallons of water to scrape 600 dishes. Their kitchen staff process dishes faster, too.
 
I encourage you to see the PlateScrape videos on their website.

 
 
ARTICLES 

RecyclingWorks Massachusetts
 
Has your hotel ever had its trash rejected because it contained too many waste ban items?
 
This document provides commonsense advice about recycling the commodities that most often wind up in the trash and cause loads to be rejected: cardboard, bottle, cans and food waste.

More information about the MA waste bans is here .


Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, June 26
 
This article summarizes the energy and water efficiency innovations that companies presented at the HITEC trade show, which took place in Houston in June.
 
Much of the article was devoted to guestroom energy management system upgrades by INNCOM, Telkonet, Evolve Controls, etc.; other smart building control systems; and management information systems.


 
2018 MEETINGS

The following meeting will be 2:30 to 4:00. 

October 11 The Langham, Boston
December 6 Sheraton Boston


See you Thursday at The Langham, Boston !
Boston Green Tourism
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