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October 5, 2016

Los Angeles and Green Seal Announce Hotel Green4Green Program

The City of Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program, and Green Seal have announced the Green4Green incentive program to help Los Angeles area hotels go green. 

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The incentive is intended to encourage hotels to join the Los Angeles Green Lodging Program by getting certified as environmental leaders through Green Seal. The program covers 50 percent of a hotel’s application fee to get Green Seal certified and 25 percent of the first year fee.  

By becoming Green Seal-certified, hotels will be helping the city meet its 2020 goals for reduced energy and water use, and supporting the “Sustainable City pLAn.

Additional benefits include:

  • Participating hotels can save as much as $2,400 on application and monitoring fees. 
  • Certified hotels see financial savings on utilities and waste disposal. 
  • Green venues are considered essential by many convention and meeting planners.  
  • Hotels will be promoted on the websites of the City of Los Angeles, Discover Los Angeles, Los Angeles Tourism, and Convention Board
  • Green Seal offers resources and support to help hotels promote their certification to their guests and corporate clients. 

The qualify for a Green Seal certification, hotels are required to: submit to a thorough review and on-site audit; protect human health and the environment by reducing waste; conserve water and energy; and institute green management policies that include environmental purchasing and hazardous substance handling. 

Visit www.greenseal.org/GreenBusiness/Green4Green

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