The Florida Green Lodging Program offers technical assistance to guide lodging facilities in the requirements for Florida Green Lodging Program. Resources are added regularly and include "how-to" information, guest and staff educational materials, and links to related external sites.
If you have lodging-specific questions, contact Sheena Chin-Greene, Green Lodging Program Coordinator at GreenLodging@FloridaDEP.gov or 850-245-2116.
How to Handle Fluorescent and High-Intensity Discharge Lamps - When lamps are broken or placed in a landfill or incinerator, the mercury can contaminate the air, surface water and ground water. If your hotel uses mercury-containing lamps, be aware of the rules regulating the collection, storage and disposal of these items in Florida.
Battery Recycling and Disposal - Some battery types can be safely thrown into the trash. Other types contain heavy metals and other toxic substances that can contaminate air and water. This guide summarizes which batteries can be thrown away safely and which batteries need to be recycled or sent to a hazardous waste facility.
EPA’s ENERGY STAR® for Hospitality - ENERGY STAR® rated appliances are recommended for facilities. Find more information on the advantages of using ENERGY STAR® equipment.
EPA's Comprehensive Procurement Guideline (CPG) - Provides a wealth of information about buying recycled-content products. Ranging from construction to landscaping products, CPG offers recommended recycled-content levels as well as contact information for manufacturers and suppliers of recycled-content products and materials.
Water CHAMP - Southwest Florida Water Management District's Water Conservation Hotel and Motel Program helps hotels and motels save water and money while practicing more efficient housekeeping and landscaping.
The Florida Department of Environmental Protection is the state’s lead agency for environmental management and stewardship – protecting our air, water and land. The vision of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection is to create strong community partnerships, safeguard Florida’s natural resources and enhance its ecosystems.