Posts Tagged ‘Impacts’
May 20, 2013 @ 8:18 pm
CHICAGO—The McCormick Place convention center has become the largest convention center in North America to be certified to a new international sustainability standard. This certification was introduced in 2012 to promote responsible environmental and social practices in the event industry. McCormick Place achieved Level One Certification to the ASTM Standard pertaining to the Evaluation and Selection of Venues for Environmentally Sustainable Meetings, Events, Trade Shows, and Conferences. “We can all be very proud of this international honor for McCormick Place, which highlights how Illinois is on the cutting-edge when it comes to sustainability and the green economy,” Illinois Governor Pat Quinn said. “Here in Illinois, we understand that long-term economic development must be sustainable and respect our environment. This well-deserved distinction for McCormick Place will help attract even more conventions and trade shows, driving our economy forward and creating jobs.” “I congratulate McCormick Place on achieving the international sustainability standard certification,” said Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel. “This highlights Chicago’s continuing efforts to be the greenest city in the world.”
SEATTLE—The DoubleTree by Hilton Seattle Airport and the Hilton Seattle Airport & Conference Center have announced a partnership with Food Lifeline to secure food and reduce hunger in the Seattle communities. The collaboration will enable the DoubleTree and Hilton Seattle Airport hotels to collect safe, surplus food from events and conferences that would otherwise be thrown away and deliver it to those in need.
The certification marks a milestone for the 390-room 5-Star property
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The all-LEED hotel company has taken over management of the Hyatt Dearborn and plans a sustainable renovation.
Eco-friendly features include a green roof, a roof garden, and LED light use
The organization encourages hotels, spas, and restaurants to filter, bottle, and sell their own water.
NH Hoteles receives first global Project Icarus Gold Medal
The Green Associates dedicated 50 hours of study to receive the designation.
Resort runs on 85 percent solar power
Users will be able to easily find and reserve eco-labeled hotels on the website.