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How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

How Major Hotel Brands Plan to Cut Food Waste

A series of projects that aim to help hotels reduce food waste are underway at major hotel brands including Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental Hotels Group and Marriott International.

IHG Crowne Plaza

InterContinental Hotels Group Talks Water Risk, Business Case for Tackling It

In its ongoing efforts to improve water management across its global portfolio of more than 5,000 hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group recently completed what it says is the industry’s most comprehensive water risk assessment to date.

Marriott Hotel

Free Tool Compares Hotels’ Water, Carbon Footprints

The hotel industry will be able to compare energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no … Read more »

IHG Crowne Plaza

IHG Taps Water Footprint Network for Global Water Management Program

InterContinental Hotels Group has selected the Water Footprint Network to develop a worldwide water management program for IHG aimed at reducing the global hotel group’s water footprint. IHG says the partnership will build on progress IHG is already making to reduce water consumption per occupied room in water-stressed areas, one … Read more »

InterContinental Hotel

IHG Rolls Out Sustainability Tool Across 4,700 Properties

InterContinental Hotels Group plans to roll out its online environmental sustainability tool, which helps hotels manage energy, carbon, water and waste, across the company’s 4,700 global properties by Jan. 1, 2015. IHG Green Engage allows hotels to see how much they are spending and saving and to feed data directly … Read more »

IHG Green Engage

InterContinental Hotels Target 12% Water Cut

InterContinental Hotels Group has set a goal to reduce water use in water-stressed areas by 12 percent globally by 2017, compared to a 2012 baseline. The water reduction targets are part of IHG’s Green Engage program, an online sustainability program used by more than 2,700 IHG-branded hotels worldwide. To support … Read more »

Anthesis

Anthesis Acquires Best Foot Forward

Sustainability consultancy Anthesis has acquired UK blue-chip advisors Best Foot Forward in a deal that the companies say creates a “new global sustainability consulting platform.” The agreement combines Best Foot Forward’s Europe-based team with the existing US and Asian operations of Anthesis to form a worldwide expert group. Best Foot … Read more »

Dell

Earth Day Roundup: Dell, InterContinental Hotels, Delta, Haggar

In celebration of Earth Day today, a host of companies have announced eco-initiatives and sustainability targets. These include: InterContinental Hotels Group announced progress made with its online environmental management tool IHG Green Engage, which helps more than 2,300 IHG hotels reduce energy, water and waste consumption. The group exceeded its … Read more »

Stem Reduces San Francisco Hotel Energy Bill 15%

Two InterContinental hotels in San Francisco – the InterContinental Mark Hopkins in Nob Hill and the InterContinental San Francisco in SoMa – have deployed energy optimization software from Stem that will make decisions about getting energy from the grid or using battery power to save on peak usage charges. More … Read more »

Hilton Launches Carbon-Offset Program in Southeast Asia

Hilton Worldwide has launched a carbon-offset program for events and meetings held at select hotels across Southeast Asia, using its LightStay Meeting Impact Calculator to track and measure carbon emissions from each event. Beginning this month, at no additional cost to customers, Hilton will measure carbon generated by all events … Read more »

Storms Shut Down Amazon Cloud Service, Chicago’s Midway Airport

Netflix, Pinterest and Instagram were among the millions of businesses and people without power over the weekend as a series of deadly storms moved across the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic. Lightning in Virginia on June 29 took out part of Amazon Web Services — the company’s cloud-based computing service — affecting … Read more »