The following resources are provided to assist lodging
facilities seeking Florida
Green Lodging designation. In addition, these resources
facilitate and encourage continuous environmental improvement
for designated Green Lodging properties.
Florida Green Lodging Program
This application is a comprehensive evaluation tool that details
the program’s requirements and provides links to
Best Management Practices and
Technical Assistance to help achieve
Florida Green Lodging designation.
Meeting Guide [PDF - 126KB]
A meeting planner's guide to going green. Includes tips and Best
Best Management Practices
[PDF - 160KB]
A complete listing of the Best Management Practices (BMPs) for
the six areas of sustainability. The BMPs are also online at
Florida Green Lodging Program handbook
In a coordinated effort between Orange County, the EPA, and DEP’s Florida Green Lodging Program, a handbook was created to provide an overview of the Program and the benefits of being
Glossary of Terms
[PDF - 92KB]
A glossary of terms related to the Florida Green Lodging
Program, including some common and uncommonly known words such
as Albedo, Carbon Neutral and Photovoltaic.
International Organization for Standardization ISO 9000 - 14000
Among ISO's most widely known and successful
standards ever, ISO 9000 has become an international reference for quality
requirements in business to business dealings, and ISO 14000 looks set to
achieve at least as much, if not more, in helping organizations to meet their
Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT)
EPEAT is a procurement tool to help institutional purchasers in
the public and private sectors evaluate, compare and select
desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their
An independent non-profit organization dedicated to safeguarding
the environment and transforming the marketplace by promoting
the manufacture, purchase and use of environmentally responsible
products and services.
Project Planet is a name recognized
around the world as the hospitality industry's leader in
environmental linens and towels re-use programs. This program
can be used by any hotel brand.
Florida Restaurant &
A statewide organization of Florida Restaurants
and Hotels, this page contains information on the Florida
restaurant and lodging industry.
RUES Hotel Selection EcoFriendly Hotels Worldwide (RHS)
RHS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the
development of independent - small and midsize - ecofriendly
hotel and tourism businesses around the globe, pursuing our
primary objectives of Conservation, Education and Sustainable
The Green Hotels Association
Green Hotels Association
purpose is to bring together hotels interested in environmental
issues. The association provides information and resources to
support ecological consciousness in the hospitality industry.
Green Suites International
Green Suites® International provides the lodging industry with
resources for profitable solutions which enhance, preserve and
promote the environment.
International Tourism Partnership
Tourism Partnership is a membership organization of leading
companies from the travel and tourism industry. The goal is to
provide the hotel, travel and tourism industry with the
knowledge and ability to develop practical solutions for more
A practical guide to ecotourism around the world, geared toward
the environmentally conscious traveler.
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
CERES (pronounced “series”) is a national network of investors,
environmental organizations and other public interest groups
working with companies and investors to address sustainability
challenges such as global climate change.