Certification & Training

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. 

For more information about the program visit www.greenkeyglobal.com

American Hotel & Lodging Association Certification Programs

AH&LA is working with leading organizations to offer a variety of green certification opportunities that will meet our members' diverse needs for developing an environmentally-friendly and sustainable hotel.


United States Environmental Protection Agency

Region 2 - Serving New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and Seven Tribal Nations



NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Education

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has environmental education programs and resources that will help everyone become a better steward of the environment.

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Education

New York State Pollution Prevention Institue (P2I) Training and Education

The NYSP2I offers education and training programs that are marketed to RTDCs, other government agencies, companies, and nonprofit organizations. Programs include classroom training sessions, technology demonstrations at RIT and other partner university facilities as well as in private companies, conferences and workshops. Programs take place around the state and include a variety of P2 topics.