Leaders in Green
Leaders in Green
- "The Guestroom Green Program” – water conservation
- Energy Star recipients - the national symbol for protecting through superior energy performance (see more details below)
- The hotel staff takes on the responsibility of recycling everything from paper and plastics to cardboards, cans and bottles
- Composting food is taking place in the hotel kitchens in an added effort to give back to the environment. The food is becoming fertilizer to grow organic foods.
- Over 95% of the hotel lights are energy efficient
- Motion detector light switches have been installed in all hotel storage and meeting rooms
- All guest rooms are equipped with programmable digital thermostats that are interfaced with the hotels property management system, therefore the thermostats turn on only when the room is occupied
- Hotel information is disseminated via e-mail instead of paper distribution
- All ice machines and kitchen refrigeration units are air-cooled
- All showerheads are 2.5 gallon per minute maximum discharge
- All guest room faucet aerators are 2.0 gallon per minute maximum discharge
Hyatt Regency Boston has now earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR 3 years running (2010, 2011 and 2012). ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
The EPA reports that, commercial buildings that earn the ENERGY STAR rating use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. Hyatt Regency Boston improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically and by making cost-effective improvements to its building.