Chapter 9. Chapter 9. Greener Hotels, Venues, and Vendors. Learning Objectives. How LEED-certified buildings can host successful greener meetings and events How to begin your greening process with your own office How the hospitality industry is working to provide greener hotels. Chapter 9.
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Greener Hotels, Venues, and Vendors
How LEED-certified buildings can host successful greener meetings and events
How to begin your greening process with your own office
How the hospitality industry is working to provide greener hotels
How sustainable convention centers, sports arenas, and theaters can support greener meetings and events
How to bring exhibitors at conferences and tradeshows into the greening process
How vendors of lighting, sound, special effects, linens, and other goods and services can support sustainable meetings and events
Present group dinner party menus.
What would be the perfect sustainable venue to host this event?
Energy and atmosphere
Materials and resources
Indoor environmental quality
Locations and linkages
Awareness and education
Innovation in design
Energy and water efficiency
Towel reuse program
Connect with local culture
Central location, linked to public transit
Working toward municipal environmental goals
Educate exhibitors on sustainability
Renewable energy options
Willingness to work with clients to achieve sustainability goals
Gerding Theatre features a 10,000-gallon underground cistern that harvest rainwater and redirects it for use in the toilets. Portland Center Stage’s performance season occurs during Portland’s peak rainy season, to make this rainwater available when it is in highest demand. Courtesy of the Portland Center Stage.
Pillars Organic Cafe used hay bales as furniture at The Big Tent.
Saffron Winds (www.safronwinds.com) presented designer handbags made from reused mosquito netting at The Big Tent.
Fayre Earth Gift Shop presents colorful picture frames and accessories made from recycled paper.
Brazil! Brazil! performs with LED lighting at The Big Tent.
Check out www.mcec.com.au:
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED)
Reverse osmosis (RO) plant
Laser emitting diodes (LEDs)
Hydrogen fuel cell
Choose a tourist bureau to represent at IMEX (www.imex-frankfurt.com).
Design a sustainable exhibit to represent your destination as an ecotourist paradise.