There are 77 properties currently listed in Boston. At this time there are 15 "Green" lodging properties listed of which 5 properties have completed the iStayGreen Audit. The Lenox has been awarded a 4 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating The Lenox completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, The Lenox employs 45 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by The Lenox please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Saunders Hotel Group has often been credited with pioneering urban ecotourism in 1989. What began as a single initiative at one SHG property, 18 years ago, has evolved into an unprecedented environmental campaign that has created positive ripples throughout the entire lodging industry. Saunders Hotel Group has received international recognition for the most comprehensive environmental management models in travel and tourism - the world's largest industry.
As the flagship of Saunders Hotel Group's industry-leading effort The Lenox conserves significant precious natural resources, minimizes chemicals and waste, and improves air and water quality in its properties and communities. It also helps raise awareness for millions of guests, employees, community members, students and businesspeople - including many competitors.
Encompassing 95+ corporate-wide innovative initiatives that dramatically lessen SHG's environmental footprint, this model program has helped bring ecotourism out of the jungle and into the urban mainstream where it can have maximum impact
* Offset 100% of Electricity with Wind Power * Waterless Urinals save 180,000 gallons of water annually * Hybrid Car Service for guests * Participant in Green Jobs Training Program through The City of Boston * 610 double paned low E windows * 11th floor dedicated to Pure Allergy Friendly Rooms * Purified Water and Ice stations on ever floor, offering guests high quality water while minimizing the environmental impact from bottled water