Hyatt Regency Coral Gables has been recognized for its environmentally friendly operations and is now a member of the Florida Department of Environmental Protection’s Green Lodging Program. Representatives of the FDEP presented the hotel with its Green Lodging Certificate during a ceremony held in September. Hyatt Regency Coral Gables is the first hotel in the city to receive Green Lodging Certification.
Hyatt Regency Miami became the third property in downtown Miami to receive Green Lodging Certification. As the largest meetings and conference hotel in Miami, these conservation efforts will have a tremendously beneficial impact on the environment.
To become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, hotels must implement a variety of green practices. These practices include, but are not limited to, water conservation measures through low flow plumbing fixtures, linen reuse program and energy efficiency achieved by installing ENERGY STAR appliances and programmable thermostats. The waste reduction criteria are met by providing the opportunity to recycle, purchasing items in bulk, purchasing recycled materials and by recycling ink and toner cartridges. All designated members of the Florida Green Lodging Program must also use green cleaners and high efficiency air filters, and clean air handler units frequently.