Vermont’s McElroy receives Institute of Green Professionals Awards Highest Honor to Sustainability Leaders

first_imgThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) honored five individuals for their “extraordinary, outstanding and meritorious contributions to the sustainability sphere.” The Honorary Fellow designation (Hon. FIGP) was awarded to Adam Werbach; architect R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA; Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D.; Vermonter Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D.; and Dr. Diana Balmori. According to IGP’s President, Grant W. Austin, the Institute is a “global education and credentialing membership group for professionals and academics in sustainable development, specifically architects, engineers, land planners, landscape architects, appraisers, IAQ experts, CSR specialists, accountants and attorneys.”Adam Werbach, author of Strategy for Sustainability, is widely known as one of the foremost experts in sustainability strategy. At age 23, Werbach was elected the youngest-ever President of the Sierra Club. As Global CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi S, Werbach guides the sustainability work of companies such as Walmart, Proctor & Gamble, General Mills and WellPoint.R. Nicholas Loope, FAIA, is an architect at his boutique design firm focused on custom homes, urban infill, and specialty retail projects, and the principal of HL Design Build LLC, a real estate development firm. Loope also serves as the Director of the Master of Real Estate Development Program at Arizona State University.Eric A. Woodroof, Ph.D., is an industrial engineer with an emphasis in energy and environment. Mr. Woodroof is the Chairman of the Board of the Certified Carbon Reduction Manager Program and 2010 President-Elect of the Association of Energy Engineers. Woodroof has improved profitability while helping the environment for clients such as IBM, Pepsi, Verizon, Hertz.Mark W. McElroy, Ph.D., is the Director of Research at the Center for Sustainability Performance at Deloitte Consulting LLP. McElroy is a Vermont-based researcher, writer, innovator and consultant in the field of corporate sustainability management.Dr. Diana Balmori is the founding principal of Balmori Associates, a New York-based office that works in architecture, urban design, landscape architecture, ecology, architectural history, and sustainability. Balmori is also a design educator with the Yale School of Architecture and the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies.According to IGP’s President, “when the USGBC’s LEED program emerged, it set the standard for one’s identification as a specialist in sustainable buildings. However, the market has rapidly become more sophisticated and now demands more in their experts than the certification of a building. The market now demands both the specialist and also the multidisciplinary ‘bigger-picture’ expert who understands the roles of the other experts such as architects, engineers, planners, and everyone else in the sustainable development team. Our Institute provides both multidisciplinary thinking and a rich network with which to plug these professionals and academics into new projects.”About INSTITUTE OF GREEN PROFESSIONALSThe Institute of Green Professionals (IGP) is a global education, research and credentialing membership organization for sustainable development professionals and academics. Additionally, student and corporate memberships are offered. The member benefits include education courses developed by professionals and academics from leading universities such as Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Boston College School of Law, Rice University, and University of New Mexico. IGP awards the Member (MIGP) and Fellow (FIGP) designations to individuals upon meeting high standards of education and experience in sustainability and enforces its Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Contact details: Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. Grant W. Austin, MAI, MMRS, M.S., MRICS, President 1792 Bell Tower Lane, Weston, FL 33326 USA 1+ 954-217-0565 (telephone) 1+ 954-389-6307 (facsimile) Email: sends e-mail) Website: is external) Blogsite: is external)This release was issued through eReleases(TM). For more information, visit is external).SOURCE Institute of Green Professionals, Inc. WESTON, Fla., Oct. 14, 2009 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

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About 50 hotels in the project of “green” hotels – Sustainable hotel & spa by UPUHH

first_img29.Valamar Bellevue Hotel & Residence, Valamar Riviera dd2015.BASIC 42.Istarske Toplice Spa2016.BASIC 18.Hotel International – HUP-Zagreb dd2014.ADVANCED 41.Valamar Dubrovnik President Hotel, Valamar Riviera dd2015.SUPERIOR 2.Palace Hotel Zagreb2014.BASIC 27.Hotel Sol Umag, Istraturist Umag dd2015.BASIC 11.Hotel Feral – Laguna Novigrad dd2014.BASIC 7.Hotel Phoenix2014.BASIC 13.BEST WESTERN PREMIER Hotel Astoria2014.ADVANCED 22.Hotel Katarina 2009 doo2015.BASIC 8.Hotel Padova – Imperial dd2014.BASIC 16.Hotel & Casa Valamar Sanfior – Riviera Adria dd2014.ADVANCED 47.Daruvarske Toplice2016.ADVANCED 9.Hotel Kastel Motovun2014.BASIC In September this year, the Croatian Hotel Entrepreneurs Association will start recertifying UPUHH members who were certified through the 2014, 2015, and 2016 projects with the Sustainable hotel & spa by UPUHH certificate.UPUHH started the project in July 2013 after the Association studied in detail the existing green certificates, such as Friend of Nature, Travelife, Blaue Angel, etc., and then defined the green criteria for hotels.The criteria are very precisely developed for a total of nine groups, namely: sustainability management, procurement, sales, marketing and PR, environment, energy efficiency, human resources and technical service, and the project was implemented in several phases. The certificate has been expanded with three additional criteria: safety and insurance, corporate social responsibility and F&B.As they point out from UPUHH, in the first phase, workshops were organized for registered hotels and field audits were conducted, where each hotel had to appoint its representative, the so-called green coordinator, for whom the first cycle of workshops was intended. Workshops were organized and after audits, teams of verified auditors, in cooperation with the staff of each hotel and prepared detailed reports with collected data on energy and water consumption, waste type, CO2 emissions, GHG inventory, etc., each hotel was offered specific savings proposals for each segment.Green coordinators, appointed by the hotel, were educated on the development of the action plan, environmental management policy, staff involvement, etc. In the second phase, the hotels had to implement the project and ensure the implementation of the action plan for three to five months. in addition, a second cycle of workshops was organized to analyze the results achieved.The second set of workshops, in addition to the green coordinators, was intended to educate housewives, technical staff, procurement and sales staff as well as other services in the hotel. Upon completion of the project, hotels and spas were awarded “Sustainable hotels and spas by UPUHH” certificates, point out from UPUHH.If there’s one trend that stays, it’s ecology and green hotels. For more information on the new certification cycle, contact us directly UPUHH 12.Valamar Koralj Romantic Hotel – Riviera Adria dd2014.BASIC 14.Hotel Borovnik2014.ADVANCED 15.Hotel Well – Terme Tuhelj2014.ADVANCED 30.Panorama Zagreb Hotel, HUP Zagreb dd2015.BASIC 25.Hotel Meliá Coral, Istraturist Umag dd2015.BASIC No. HOTEL NAMEYEAR OF CERTIFICATECERTIFICATE LEVEL 34.Royal Princess Hotel, Importanne Resort Ltd.2015.ADVANCED 43.Varaždinske Toplice2016.BASIC 17.Hotel Maestral – Laguna Novigrad dd2014.ADVANCED 37.The Westin Zagreb, HUP Zagreb dd2015.ADVANCED 49.Bizovacke Toplice2016.ACKNOWLEDGMENT 3.Hotel Sport2014.BASICcenter_img 1.Hotel Tomislav2014.BASIC 26.Hotel Sol Garden Istria, Istraturist Umag dd2015.BASIC 38.Family Hotel Vespera, Jadranka Hotels dd2015.ADVANCED 23.Grand Hotel Orebic, Laguna Novigrad dd2015.BASIC 5.Esplanade Zagreb Hotel2014.BASIC 4.Hotel Turist2014.BASIC 31.Hotel Jadran, HUP Zagreb dd2015.BASIC 33.Hotel Osijek, Center Škojo doo2015.BASIC 35.Hotel Spa Golfer, Toplice Sveti Martin dd2015.ADVANCED 24.Hotel Carolina, Imperial dd2015.BASIC Below you will find a table of certified hotels with associated categories for which they have met the point threshold for BASIC,ADVANCED or SUPERIOR category. 44.Spa Veli Lošinj2016.BASIC 10.Hotel Kimen – Cresanka dd2014.BASIC 28.Valamar Zagreb Hotel, Valamar Riviera dd2015.BASIC 39.Wellness Hotel Aurora, Jadranka Hotels dd2015.ADVANCED 40.Hotel Bellevue, Jadranka Hotels dd2015.SUPERIOR 46.Terme Tuhelj2016.ADVANCED 19.DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Zagreb2014.SUPERIOR 20.Vitality Hotel Punta – Jadranka Hotels Ltd.2014.SUPERIOR 36.Sheraton Zagreb Hotel, HUP Zagreb dd2015.ADVANCED 45.Terme Jezerčica2016.ADVANCED 21.Falkensteiner Hotel & Spa Iadera – Punta Skala doo2014.SUPERIOR 32.Hotel Ilirija, Ilirija dd2015.BASIC 48.Golf & SPA Saint Martin2016.SUPERIOR 6.Bluesun hotel Berulia – Hotels Brela dd2014.BASIClast_img read more

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