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Rhode Island
Hospitality Green Certification for the
   Hospitality & Tourism Industry

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The Rhode Island Hospitality Green Certification Program is a voluntary self-certification program to assist business in the Hospitality sector with attaining green performance standards, implementing best management practices, and complying with environmental regulatory requirements.

This site provides resources to assist in explaining and implementing the program, including providing needed documents and information.

Contact us:
Department of Environmental Management
Office of Technical & Customer Assistance
Rhode Island Hospitality Green Certification Program
235 Promenade Street
Providence, RI 02908-5767

  Ron Gagnon:
    Telephone: 401-222-4700 ext. 7500
    E-Mail: ron.gagnon@dem.ri.gov

We welcome your questions, and value your comments. Please provide as many details as possible.

Thanks!

Meeting and Workshop Materials
Date/Location Materials
10/25/12
Newport Library,
Newport, RI
Green Events in Newport
  Bev Migliore, DEM OCTA
Date/Location Materials
10/20/11
Hilton Garden Inn Hotel
Warwick, RI
Greening the Hilton Garden Inn
  Dan Ruben, Boston Green Tourism
Date/Location Materials
9/8/10
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Toxics Use Reduction for Hotels
  Richard Reibstein, MA OTA
Advances in Lighting for Hotels and Restaurants; Energy Management Systems
  David Graziano, RISE Engineering
Sourcing Local Foods Through Market Mobile
  Hannah Mellion, Farm Fresh RI
Marketing & PR for the Triple Bottom Line: Benefiting from Sustainable Initiatives in Hospitality
  Rauni Kew, Inn by the Sea
Eco-Friendly Weddings and Meetings: Party for the Planet
  Dianna Dixon, Green Wedding Consultant
Date/Location Materials
2/24/10
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Saving Energy and Reducing Costs in RI Hotels & Restaurants
  Dan Ruben, Boston Green Tourism
How to Reduce Water Use in Hotels
  Daniel Cook, Conservation Solutions
Utility Rebates: Services and Funding to Help Build Green Restaurants and Hospitality Facilities
  Tom Coughlin, National Grid
Water Conservation Case Studies
  Steve Mecca, EcoWise Systems
Waste Reduction in Rhode Island Hotels and Restaurants
  Timothy Byrne, Allied Waste Industries
Construction Waste Management in the Hospitality Industry
  Paul Cetola, Allied Waste Industries, Inc.
Date/Location Materials
2/5/09
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Green Certification
  Ron Gagnon & Bev Migliore, DEM OCTA
Utility Rebates
  Thomas Coughlin, National Grid
Water Conservation Measures
  David Aucoin & Jim McCaughey, NBC
Waste Reduction for the Hospitality Industry
  David Bordieri, RIRRC
Recycling and Waste Minimization
  Alyson Silva, DEM Waste Man't
Date/Location Materials
4/3/08
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Workshop Agenda
Workshop Presentation
Energy Conservation
  Thomas Coughlin, National Grid
Water Conservation Measures
  David Aucoin, NBC
Restaurant Industry Waste Reduction
  David Bordieri, RIRRC
Recycling and Waste Minimization
  Alyson Silva, DEM Waste Man't
Date/Location Materials
2/12/08
Sheraton Providence Airport Hotel
Warwick, RI
Workshop Agenda
Workshop Presentation
Recycling and Waste Minimization
  Alyson Silva, DEM Waste Man't
Water Conservation Measures
  David Aucoin, NBC
Lodging Industry Waste Reduction
  Sarah Kite, RIRRC
Energy Conservation/Utility Rebates
  Mark DiPetrillo, National Grid
 
Program Partners
RI Hospitality & Tourism Association

Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau

Newport Convention & Visitors Bureau

Rhode Island Tourism Division
Web Resources
Green Hospitality Resource Guide

Northeast Recycling Council Green Purchasing Resources

Green Seal (Environmentally Responsible Products and Services

EPA Environmentally Preferable Purchasing

Energy Star

Earth 911 Business - Rhode Island
Certification Programs for Hospitality Facilities
Energy Star for the Hospitality Industry Fact Sheet

Energy Sheet for the Hospitality Industry Guidelines

Green Seal- Environmental Standard for Lodging Properties

Green Seal- Greening the Lodging Industry Program
Industry Associations
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National Restaurant Association
Resources & Education
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