florida green lodging program (FDEP)

Is your organization particularly eco-conscious? Launched in 2004, the Florida Green Lodging Program is a voluntary initiative of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) that designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Florida’s natural resources. To become designated, hotels must greenconduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations:

  • Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
  • Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
  • Water Conservation
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Indoor Air Quality

Although each property may have slightly different environmentally friendly elements, guests can be sure to look for things like ENERGY STAR®  appliances, green cleaners, reuse towel and linen programs, and recycling throughout the rooms and lobby.