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Green Lodging Partners Quick Links

The Florida Green Lodging Program wants to make the process of becoming greener as easy as possible. There are three types of partnerships designed to help lodges become designated. The products and services are offered by our partners at a reduced cost or in some cases at no cost. They will work directly with lodges to help find the best solution to save money and increase profits with short term pay-back investments.

Disclaimer: The DEP does not endorse specific companies, equipment or organizations. The DEP, through this partnership program, does not imply that the companies are in compliance with applicable laws. Those using the partners are responsible for ensuring that products, equipment, or services comply with the requirements of local, state and federal law. The information provided by the partners for this partnership was voluntarily supplied. The DEP has not tested any claims, products or services provided by any partners. The DEP cautions users to personally evaluate the products, services and compliance status of any company or other organization they use.

Technical Partners Supporting Partners

Technical Partners

Technical Partners provide assistance to the lodging industry typically at no cost. Experts can provide consultations to help you choose the best plan for your facility. 

Progress Energy

Progress Energy Exit Disclaimer, Florida provides the state’s lodging industry with energy management techniques through energy surveys and workshops. The company also encourages its employees, management and staff to use Florida Green Lodges for conferences, meetings and travel.
View Progress Energy news release | View Progress Energy Partnership Agreement [PDF]

Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP)

Energy Conservation Assistance Program (ECAP)  provides cost-free energy conservation assistance to citizens, businesses and communities. By conducting onsite energy audits and linking clients to Florida-based vendors of ‘green’ products and services, ECAP reduces energy consumption and lowering costs for home and business owners. View ECAP news release

RUES Hotel Selection

RUES Hotel Selection Exit Disclaimer is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development of independent - small and midsized - ecofriendly hotel and tourism businesses around the globe. The mission of RHS is to promote Conservation, Education and Sustainable Tourism Development (CESD) within the Hospitality and Tourism Industry worldwide.

The Carpet and Rug Institutee

The Carpet and Rug Institute (CRI) Exit Disclaimer is the national trade association representing the carpet and rug industry. The Institute's membership consists of manufacturers representing more than 90 percent of all carpet produced in the United States, and suppliers of raw materials and services to the industry. View CRI news release | View CRI Partnership Agreement [PDF]

Miami-Dade County

Miami-Dade Exit Disclaimer provides technical assistance and water conservation information to hotels and motels in the area. Miami-Dade’s more than 440 lodging facilities have the opportunity to receive water audits, install ultra-low volume water fixtures and establish linen and towel reuse programs. Miami-Dade also encourages county management and staff to use Florida Green Lodges for conferences, meetings and travel. View Miami-Dade news release | View Miami-Dade Partnership Agreement [PDF]

The Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program (C.H.A.M.P.)

The Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program (C.H.A.M.P.) Exit Disclaimer helps hotels and motels save water and money while practicing more efficient housekeeping and landscaping. This free education program helps hotels and motels save water for Florida’s future in ways that save money.

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI)

The Steel Recycling Institute (SRI) Exit Disclaimer is an industry association that promotes and supports the recycling of all iron and steel products. SRI educates the solid waste industry, government, business and consumers about the benefits of recycling iron and steel. View SR I news release | View SRI Partnership Agreement [PDF]

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Supporting Partners

Supporting partners are organizations that provide funding and/or services to assist the Florida Green Lodging program.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Exit Disclaimer leads the nation's environmental science, research, education and assessment efforts. The agency develops and enforces environmental regulations, offers financial assistance, performs environmental research, sponsors voluntary partnerships and programs and seeks to further environmental education.

Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association

The Florida Restaurant & Lodging Association Exit Disclaimer hosts regional workshops that provide Florida’s hospitality industry with technical assistance and information on how they can preserve and protect the environment through conserving energy and water, preserving air quality and reducing waste.

VISIT FLORIDA

VISIT FLORIDA® Exit Disclaimer is the state's official source for travel planning for the Sunshine State. VISIT FLORIDA markets to consumers, both in the U.S. and abroad, works with the world's major travel journalists, represents the state at domestic and international travel trade shows and promotes the state to travel agents and tour operators all over the world.

The Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County

The Hotel Motel Association of Volusia County Exit Disclaimer is one of Florida's largest and most influential trade groups. The Association provides a vehicle for cooperation among all members of the hotel industry.

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Last updated: October 14, 2009

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