The latest hotel to earn the Green Lodging
Michigan Steward certification is right here – Hyatt Place Detroit in
Green Lodging Michigan, a joint effort of the
Michigan Dept of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG) and its
Dept of Natural
Resources and Environment,
encourages hotels, resorts, motels, and bed & breakfasts to become
more earth friendly. Think resource conservation, alternative energy,
and conducting an audit. So far 78
facilities have been certified
and 31 are in the application process.
“That’s something (energy audits) we
always recommend they do but not a lot of them follow through on,” says
Roger Doherty, program manager for Green Lodging Michigan.
Hyatt Place Detroit in Auburn Hills is in the midst of an energy audit.
It has already implemented several initiatives, including a linen and
towel reuse program, low-flow water fixtures and efficient lighting,
“We’ve been happy with the growth up to this
point,” Doherty says. “It seems to be growing faster this year.”
Roger Doherty, program manager for Green Lodging Michigan