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Hotel Water Use: Are You Flushing Money Down the Drain?

Hotels use a lot of water — for guest rooms, pools, landscaping, laundry and other uses. In total, this accounts for about 15 percent of total water use in US commercial and institutional facilities, according to the EPA. As the price of water and wastewater services continue to increase — … Read more »

How to Manage Environmental Risk in a Complex Organization: Tips from DIA

[Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles based on interviews from experts in the field who will be speaking at the Environmental Leader 2016 Conference in June.] Environmental management becomes more challenging as organizations grow in complexity, but Denver International Airport – the first US airport … Read more »

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Cuts Carbon Output 20.9%, Saves $550M

Hilton Worldwide’s environmental management has saved the hotel chain $550 million since 2009, according to the company’s latest sustainability report. Since implementing its Travel with Purpose CSR strategy, Hilton says it has reduced energy use by 14.5 percent, carbon output by 20.9 percent, waste output by 27.6 percent and water … Read more »

Airports, UNFCCC Sign Climate Neutrality Partnership

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and Airports Council International (ACI) have formed a partnership to cut emissions from airports and bring the airline travel industry closer to climate neutrality. Emissions reductions will be achieved through the use of energy-efficient lighting, cooling and heating systems, solar energy, … Read more »

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Honeywell Tech Can Help Aviation Industry Halve CO2 Emissions

Two Honeywell Aerospace technologies — the SmartPath Ground-Based Augmentation System and the EGTS electric taxiing system — have been recognized by the Air Transport Action Group as solutions that can help support the aviation industry’s goal to cut CO2 emissions in half by 2050 against a 2005 baseline. Honeywell’s SmartPath … Read more »

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Carnival Expands LNG Cruise Ships

Carnival says that its Italian brand, Costa Cruises, will build two new liquefied natural gas cruise ships as part of an agreement with Meyer Werft to construct four next-generation cruise ships with the largest guest capacity in the world. Last month Carnival announced the other two ships included in this … Read more »

4 Ways Climate Change Could Ground the Airline Industry

This summer, 222 million American passengers are expected take to the skies — a record high, to say nothing of how many packets of peanuts that represents. While business and leisure pursuits often necessitate air travel, those trips aren’t friendly to the skies. A proposed “endangerment finding” by the Environmental Protection Agency … Read more »

Boeing Biofuel ‘Roadmap’ to 2020 Olympics Takes Flight

Boeing and Japanese aviation industry stakeholders have charted a course to develop sustainable aviation biofuel for flights during the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Tokyo. The Initiatives for Next Generation Aviation Fuels — a consortium of 46 organizations including Boeing, All Nippon Airways, Japan Airlines, Nippon Cargo Airlines, Japan’s … Read more »

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Carnival to Build First-Ever LNG-Powered Cruise Ships

Carnival Corporation has signed a multi-billion dollar contract to build four next-generation cruise ships that will be the first in the cruise industry to be powered at sea by liquefied natural gas. Using LNG to power the ships in port and at sea will eliminate emissions of soot particles and … Read more »

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Cox Releases 2014 CSR Report

Cox Enterprises, the parent company of Cox Communications, Cox Automotive and Cox Media Group, released its 2014 Corporate Social Responsibility Report, which includes an update on the company’s environmental progress. Among other accomplishments, the report highlights the media conglomerate’s efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, conserve water and responsibly eliminate and reuse … Read more »

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How to Host Sustainable Meetings, Events

Hilton Worldwide has launched a program to help meeting professionals reduce waste and incorporate sustainability into meetings and events. Meet with Purpose also align with many customers’ corporate responsibility goals, Hilton says. Inspired by Hilton’s corporate responsibility strategy, Travel with Purpose, Hilton gathered feedback from customers and sales team members … Read more »