Best Practices

Green Key Global

Green Key Global is a leading environmental certification body offering a suite of programs and resources designed specifically for the lodging industry.  The Green Key Eco-Rating and Green Key Meetings Programs are graduated rating systems recognizing lodging and event facilities for their commitment to improving environmental performance.  Based on the results of a comprehensive assessment, facilities are awarded a rating from 1 to 5 Keys, 5 Keys being the highest attainable.  In support of their efforts towards becoming a cutting-edge green facility, members are provided with guidance on how to “unlock” opportunities for reductions in utility consumption, waste, emissions, and operating costs. Additional recommendations are also outlined for employee training, staff and customer engagement, supply chain management, community involvement and more. 

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American Hotel & Lodging Association Green Resource Center

No matter where you are in the greening process, AH&LA has the tools and resources to take your efforts to the next level.


AH&LA Best Practices

The following highlight success in Energy, Operations, Certifications, and Water conservation strategies from properties and organizations nationwide to give you ideas for implementing strategies that your guests, employees, and your profit margin will appreciate.

AH&LA Best Practices

New York State Pollution Prevention Institue (P2I) Best Practices

Below are case studies that exemplify the efforts of enhanced recycling and the reduction of hazardous materials from the New York State Pollution Prevention Institute.