CT Offers 33 ‘Eco-Friendly’ Hotels

Jun 5th, 2012 | By | Category: Business

The Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Office of Tourism are co-sponsoring the new Connecticut Green Lodging Program, which, according to CTVisit.com “requires participating lodging facilities to implement changes in operations in order to save energy, conserve water, utilize green cleaning initiatives, and other environmentally sound practices.”

Earn Connecticut Green Lodging Certification

Greening your hotel, motel or B & B is more than just good for the environment.  It’s good for business! As people try to live a more “green” lifestyle, they want businesses where they spend their money to be “green”, too. Additional benefits of greening your business are saving money and creating a healthier place for employees.

The DEEP and the Dept. of Economic and Community Development (DECD), Connecticut Office of Tourism are promoting a program for hotels called “Connecticut Green Lodging-Accommodating You and Our Environment.” The CT Green Lodging award is a self-certification program based on accumulating points associated with environmental practices at your facility. The points are documented 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.)

… To qualify for a Connecticut Green Lodging certification, you must be able to claim at least 100 points. There is a maximum number of points for most activities. If you are not doing an activity exactly as described, you still may enter a portion of the maximum points.

Some items are negotiable. Enter the number of points you think you deserve for the activity. There is also space in each section for adding other activities not included in the list.

Calculate your estimated score by adding up all of the points in each of the sections.

From CTVisit.com

Taking an eco-friendly vacation to Connecticut is now easier than ever – thirty three hotels, motels and bed & breakfasts across the state have been certified through the new Connecticut Green Lodging Program.

The program, sponsored by the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection and the Connecticut Office of Tourism, is one of only 31 state green lodging certifications in the country, and requires participating lodging facilities to implement changes in operations in order to save energy, conserve water, utilize green cleaning initiatives, and other environmentally sound practices.

Now visitors to Connecticut can rest easy knowing that the hotel where they plan to stay is ‘green.’ Plan your green vacation today!

Abbey’s Lantern Hill Inn , Ledyard
Bellissimo Grande, North Stonington
Comfort Inn of Mystic, Mystic
Connecticut Valley River Inn, Glastonbury
Cornucopia at Oldfield Bed & Breakfast, Southbury
Courtyard by Marriott, Cromwell
Courtyard by Marriott, Norwich
Cromwell Super 8, Cromwell
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Cromwell
Four Points Sheraton, Norwalk
Guest House Retreat and Conference Center, Chester
Hilton Hartford, Hartford
Holiday Inn Express, Southington
Inn at Lower Farm Bed and Breakfast, North Stonington
The Inn at Woodstock Hill, Woodstock
Interlaken Inn, Lakeville
Marriott Hartford Downtown, Hartford
Mohegan Sun Hotel, Uncasville
Mystic Marriott Hotel and Spa, Groton
Nathan Hale Inn & Conference Center, Storrs
Navy Lodge, Groton
Omni New Haven at Yale, New Haven
Premiere Hotel and Suites, New Haven
Residence Inn by Marriott, Danbury
Residence Inn by Marriott, Hartford
Residence Inn by Marriott, Mystic
Residence Inn by Marriott, Southington
The Rocky River Inn, New Milford
Sheraton Bradley Airport Hotel, Windsor Locks
Saybrook Point Inn and Spa, Old Saybrook
SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Waterford
The Study at Yale, New Haven
The Westport Inn, Westport

To find out more about Connecticut’s Green Lodging go to: www.ct.gov/dep/greenlodging.

For more on this story, visit: CT Offers 33 Eco-Friendly Hotels – Montville, CT Patch.

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