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Lodging is an important segment of Vermont's industry, providing diversity and stability to the state's economy.  This sector of the economy, more than most, is highly dependent upon a clean and scenic environment.  This is the magnet attracting many visitors to our state -- and keeps them coming back.

Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State provides assistance to innkeepers desiring to achieve the environmental standards set for the program goals.  It is part of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Program (VBEP).  VBEP is a FREE, voluntary, environmental assistance and business recognition program offered by the Environmental Assistance Office of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center.

The Green Hotels program is designed to promote and recognize the work of Vermont lodgers who demonstrate daily that environmental and economic goals can be achieved simultaneously.  Although each property achieves these standards uniquely, each conducts an environmental opportunity assessment with an on-site visit by program representatives and each adopts an general environmental policy and an environmental preferable purchasing policy.

Vermont's Green Hotels are using sound environmental management practices to reduce their impacts on the environment, improve their bottom line and satisfy customer demand for environmentally conscious lodging establishments.  Green Hotels are about saving - reducing material use, waste, fuel use, and water use. Ultimately these reductions lead to reducing greenhouse gases, which are often assessed as carbon dioxide equivalents (CO2E).  All this adds up to saving money and the environment.

Year

reporting
Saved
Water
gal
Saved
Bleach
gal
Saved
Detergent
gal
Compost Food Collection Saved
Recycled Lb
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Electricity
kWh
Other Fuel Savings
gal
CO2E
Reductions
Metric tons
Cost Savings
2012 86 41,190,000 9,300 10,400 981,000 1,592,000 4,210,000 221,200 4,410 $1,091,000


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Hotel Vermont

Burlington, 855-650-0080
8/1/2013


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Golden Stage Inn

Proctorsville, 802-226-7744
12/2012

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View Farm

S. Burlington, 802-658-0250
9/2012

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Palmer House Resort

Manchester, 802-362-3600
8/2012

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Sheady Acres

Montgomery Center,
802-326-3130
5/2012

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Hilton Burlington

Burlington, 802-985-8498
4/2012

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The Fan House

Barnard, 802-234-6704
2/2012

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The Elizabethan Inn B & B

Northfield, 802-552-4791
1/2012

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Best Western
Inn & Suites

Rutland, 802-773-6615
2/2012

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Little Gnesta
Newport, 802-334-3438
1/2012

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Perry Family Farm

Northfield, 802-552-4791
1/2012

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The Charleston House

Woodstock, 802-457-3843
1/2012

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Green Hotels in the Green Mountain State is part of the Vermont Business Environmental Partnership Program.  VBEP is a FREE, voluntary, environmental assistance and business recognition program offered by the Environmental Assistance Office of the Vermont Department of Environmental Conservation and the Vermont Small Business Development Center . The goals of the Partnership are to actively encourage improved environmental and economic performance and to promote public recognition of environmental excellence.

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