|The Tradewinds Sandpiper Hotel certified green lodging
The Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) welcomed the TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel and Suites to the Florida Green Lodging program. The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving ‘green’ practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
The TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel and Suites, the company’s second Green Lodge, uses ENERGYSTAR® appliances to conserve energy and has implemented a paper, cardboard and aluminum recycling program to reduce waste. In addition, the property installed high-efficiency air filters to improve indoor air quality and have a towel and linen reuse program to conserve water resources.
Launched in March 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Certification Program establishes environmental guidelines for hotels and motels to conserve natural resources and prevent pollution. As reward for designation, Florida is recommending Green Lodges to companies and trade organizations seeking environmentally conscious lodging and convention facilities. With the addition of the TradeWinds Sandpiper Hotel and Suites, the program has 23 hotels certified, with 20 in the process of becoming certified.