Lodgings target ‘green’ as the color of success

Aug 23rd, 2010 | By | Category: Business, Green Building, Pollution, Recycling, River

Green lodging.

It’s a relatively new term, but expect it to become more common as travelers increasingly seek to stay in a place that practices environmentally responsible policies, from saving water to recycling.

In Connecticut, there are already 15 accommodations that participate in the Connecticut Green Lodging program, and several of them are located in eastern Connecticut.

A number of bed and breakfasts, lodges and hotels have met the requirements of the program and are listed on the DEP website at www.ct.gov/dep/greenlodging and the tourism commission’s site at www.CTvisit.com.

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From the DEP website:

Green Lodging Certification Program

The CT Green Lodging is a self-certification program based on accumulating points associated with environmental practices at your facility. The points are recorded in the Connecticut Green Lodging Self-Certification Workbook.

The Workbook is available as a fillable Word form (preferred) or you can print the pdf version and fill it in by hand. (Note: certification forms were updated March 2010.)

Find a Connecticut Green Lodging Certified Hotel
These lodging facilities have been certified:
Lodging Facility
Contact Info
When Certified
411A-B Norwich Westerly Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359
May 2010
782 Main Street North
Southbury, CT 06488
August 2009
1 Industrial Park Rd
Cromwell, CT 06416
February 2010
Crowne Plaza Hotel
100 Berlin Rd
Cromwell, CT 06416
Hal Barth
July 2009 
318 West Main St
Chester, CT 06412
December 2009
Inn at Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast
119 Mystic Rd
North Stonington, CT 06359
Mary Wilska
July 2009
74 Interlaken Rd
Lakeville, CT 06039
March 2010
Marriott Hartford Downtown
200 Columbus Blvd
Hartford, CT 06103
August 2009
625 North Rd
Groton, CT 06340
November 2009
2 Proteus Ave
Groton, CT 06340
October 2009
155 Temple St
New Haven, CT 06510
July 2010
3 Long Wharf Dr
New Haven, CT 06511
February 2010
236 Kent Rd
New Milford, CT 06776
March 2010
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa
2 Bridge St
Old Saybrook, CT 06475
Andy Abels
July 2009
401 North Frontage Rd
Waterford, CT 06385
October 2009
More Resources For Creating Green Lodging
The following resources offer additional ideas on “green” lodging.  This listing is provided for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement by the State of Connecticut.
EcoGreen Hotel Environmentally Friendly Hotels database

Green Hotels Association
Green Hotels: Opportunities and Resources for Success (pdf), Zero Waste Alliance 
Green Lodging News
Green Meetings  (EPA)
Integrated Pest Management For Urban Hotels (pdf), by Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
Lodging, Indoor Air Quality (EPA)
Pollution Prevention in the Hospitality Industry (EPA)
Sustainable Solution for Hotels, Global Stewards
Waste Management Guide (pdf), by Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism
What Hoteliers Should Know About Green Cleaning Products and Practices (pdf), by Dan Ruben, Executive Director, Boston Green Tourism 
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