Through this achievement, we are proud to have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs.
Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 23, 2010
Hyatt Regency Boston hotel has earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. This signifies that the building performs in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.
"Hyatt Regency Boston is pleased to accept the EPA's ENERGY STAR in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said the Boston hotel's General Manager Philip Stamm. "Through this achievement, we are proud to have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering our energy costs."
Based on data collected monthly by Dunamis Energy Consultants and submitted to the EPA, the Boston Theater District hotel has reduced its energy usage by a remarkable 42% over the years; having initially started at 12.3 million kilowatts of usage per year and making vast improvements to reach 7.1 million kilowatts. Hyatt Regency Boston is the first and only hotel in the Greater Boston area to receive the 2010 ENERGY STAR certification.
Dan Ruben, Executive Director of Boston Green Tourism, said, "The Hyatt Regency Boston hotel is a model for reducing energy use and carbon pollution. They cut energy use by a greater extent than any hotel that I have encountered in person or in the green hotel literature. It impresses me that they willingly share their strategy with other hotels. They have made terrific presentations at workshops for hoteliers from Greater Boston and from all of the northeast states."
Hyatt Regency Boston's Director of Engineering, Brian Gorski, has spearheaded the efforts in attaining this prestigious award. Additionally, he has formed an onsite "Green Team" comprised of employees and managers from each department. The committee meets on a regular basis to research green initiatives, encourage guest participation and communicate green messages to guests and employees. This team is essential in promoting employee accountability and encouraging teamwork regarding Hyatt Regency Boston's green way of life.
In conjunction with the energy reducing efforts, the Boston Theater District hotel takes pride in many other green efforts, such as: composting food in the hotel kitchens to become fertilizer for growing organic foods, relaying hotel information via e-mail instead of paper distribution, recycling papers, plastics, glass, light bulbs, electronic parts, batteries and much more.
About Hyatt Regency Boston
Hyatt Regency Boston, situated in the heart of the city, provides luxurious accommodations and a prime location to experience everything Boston has to offer. This 498 room, newly renovated hotel places you within walking distance to boutique shopping, numerous theatres, lively nightlife and many historic tourist attractions. Enjoy the hotel's extensive, 24 hour fitness center featuring an indoor swimming pool, eucalyptus steam room, sauna and therapeutic massage services. Spectacular views, convenient location and unparalleled service make Hyatt Regency Boston the perfect hotel for any occasion.