Rosen Green Meetings® are events which are conducted in specific ways that help reduce
the environmental burdens imposed by such activities. Rosen Hotels & Resorts
have applied environmentally friendly methods to manage waste, energy use,
water conservation, paper reduction, clean air practice maintenance.
Green events and convention planning are now an established trend within the United States meeting and convention industry. Rosen Hotels & Resorts is proud to promote green meetings, conferences, convention planning and green hotels as the demand and importance for sustainability measures increases.
Green conventions, meetings, conferencing, hotels and events are part of an international movement to achieve a sustainable world economy and livable planet.
Green Meeting Trends
- According to Meetings and Conventions (October 2009), 56 percent of planners surveyed currently inquire about green initiatives when selecting a meeting venue while another 15 percent plan to start doing so in 2010. Moreover, 51 percent of respondents said that they increased their focus on green meetings in the past year.
- While green meetings are now generally assumed for corporate groups, it is a requirement for the government, education, and environment business segments. In fact, for those segments, properties must meet basic environmentally-friendly practices to even be considered for a meeting or event in 2010 and beyond.
- The meetings industry, led by the Convention Industry Council (CIC), is working closely with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop an accredited green meeting industry standard. The two are collaborating using a process established by the Accepted Practices Exchange (APEX). The intention of the APEX standard is to be a voluntary, market-based approach that compliments other green best practices in the marketplace.
- An increasing number of convention centers and hotels are being certified by EPA Energy Star, U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program, Green Seal, and state green hospitality programs. An example of a state initiative is the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program. The Rosen Centre, Rosen Plaza, and Rosen Shingle Creek were the first hotels in Central Florida to achieve Two Palm status in that program.