Green Guidelines Index

Learn more about what hotels can do to reduce their carbon footprints, save money and contribute responsibly to a more healthy, sustainable environment.


Energy Guidelines


Environmental Committees

Utility Usage & Waste Reporting

Working with Energy/Engineering Consultants

Energy Star Portfolio Manager Tool

Energy Audits

Energy-Efficient Lighting

LED Exit Signs

Occupancy Sensors

Air Filter Replacements

Smart Kitchen Hoods

Avoiding Power Factor Penalties

Variable Frequency Drives

LED Outdoor Lighting

Demand Response Programs

Energy-Efficient Vending Machines

Night Audits

Window Films


Water Guidelines


Energy Star Portfolio Manager Tool

Water-Efficient Laundry Equipment

Laundry Ozone Systems

Water in Food Service Operations

Kitchen Spray Nozzles

Landscape Irrigation

Water Line Sub-Meters


Waterless Urinals

Water-Efficient Guest Bathrooms

Stormwater Runoff


Solid & Liquid Waste


Waste Stream Audit

Saving Costs on Waste

Refillable Amenities

Disposable Cups & Dishes


Recycling Programs


Food Donations


Vegetable Oil Recycling

Food & Resource Conservation

Mattress Recycling

Guestroom Amenities Donation

Textile Recycling

Biodegradable Key Cards


Additional Resources


Environmentally Conscious Purchasing Plan

Purchasing Guidelines

EPA Building Upgrade Manual

Information from the AHLA Educational Institute

U.S. Green Buildings Council

EPA WaterSense & WasteWise

Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Managers

Mold & Mildew

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air Conditioning Engineers

Federal Environmentally Preferable Purchasing (EPP) Program

Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

Integrated Pest Management

Utility Bill Paying Services

Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Green Meeting Guidelines

Organic & Local Foods