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Caring for the Environment: Green Initiatives

03/01/2009



Caring for the Environment

Green Initiatives

o   Underscoring The Colonnade’s environmental responsibility is its innovative new harsh chemical free cleaning system. The hotel is the first in the nation to implement the ElectroCide™ System on a property-wide basis. This revolutionary cleaning process has been proven to be 80% more powerful than chlorine bleach yet completely nontoxic to humans and the environment. It has virtually eliminated the use of bleach and other harsh chemicals within the hotel.

 

o   All of The Colonnade’s windows have been replaced with energy efficient, soundproof floor-to-ceiling windows with improved double panes and advanced tint technology. The new windows also open, providing guests with fresh air -- an option generally not available in city hotels.

 

o   Energy saving climate-controlled heating and ventilating systems are activated when the guest checks-in and deactivated at checkout or when the guest leaves the room for a period of time. Thoughtfully designed, they can be maintained via a central network, eliminating any need to disturb the guest with an in-room visit.

 

o   Adoption of a hotel wide recycling program that includes all cardboard, paper, batteries and light bulbs.

 

o   The Colonnade has implemented energy saving initiatives throughout the hotel that include:

 

o   Occupancy / light sensors in all offices

o   Energy star ice machines throughout the hotel

o   Low flow consumption toilets

o   Variable drives to the hotel’s water supply and HVAC chilled water system.

o   Recycling of all cooking oil.

 

o   Adopted and Introduced Boston’s First Hotel Smart Car (see other side).

 

o   Partnered with Green vendors and suppliers in the areas of dry cleaning and pest control.

 

o   Benchmarked the building for the goal of an Energy Star rating.

 

o   Member of Boston Green Tourism and WasteWise, an organization focused on reducing waste, energy and greenhouse gases.

 

o   Future Initiatives Include: Food waste recycling and Obtaining an Energy Star rating.


Contacts

Christopher Lynn
The Colonnnade Hotel
120 Huntington Avenue, Boston MA 02116
clynn@colonnadehotel.com
617-425-3206
617-424-0968

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