Room for improvement – State’s green lodging certification program attracts more than 100 businesses
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Derek Rice writes:
With 111 participants, Maine’s Certified Environmental Leaders in Hospitality program is building awareness of environmentally friendly practices in the hospitality sector – and saving businesses thousands of dollars in the process.
Created in 2006, the free program operates under the Maine Department of Environmental Protection’s Pollution Prevention Program, which also offers certification for restaurants and grocery stores. Participating lodging businesses have saved an average of $10,000 per year in electricity costs alone, according to the DEP.