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DOVER, Del.Â â?? Dover Downs Hotel & Casino announces the next phase of their sustainability program which provides for the sorting of recyclable and non-recyclable materials (of approximately 192 tons annually). This program will reduce the Companyâ??s impact on the Dover landfill by an estimated one-third. The company also recently completed the first step of the Green Concierge Certification Program, developed by Hospitality Green, New York, which provides a thirdâ??party audit for performance-based improvements. All of these efforts are coupled with an energy saving program that began in 2006.
Dover Downs Hotel & Casino originally partnered with Seiberlich Trane in 2006 to create and implement a companywide energy savings plan. The program started with changing out 26,000 light bulbs, converting all of the shower heads, toilets and facets to water saving fixtures. The results of these efforts have resulted in significant utility savings. The electric savings over the past four years is over 5,404,019 kWh and the natural gas savings is over 256,045 CCF.
The conservation efforts did not stop there. â??We continue to be aggressive in implementing programs that ensure energy and recycling sustainability practices throughout our property,â? said Ed Sutor, president and CEO, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino. â??This energy saving program has allowed our hotel to become a â??Green Hotelâ? which has helped us attract conservation minded convention business.â?Â
The new recycling center will be presented to the press on Monday, October 17, 2011 at 10:30 a.m. U.S. Senator Tom Carper will be present to show his support to the multi-faceted sustainability program. More details on the press event are to follow.Â
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Owned by Dover Downs Gaming & Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE: DDE), Dover Downs Hotel & CasinoÂ®Â is a premier gaming and entertainment resort destination in the Mid-Atlantic region. Gaming operations consist of approximately 2,600 slots and a full complement of table games including poker.Â
The AAA-rated Four Diamond hotel is Delawareâ??s largest with 500 luxurious rooms/suites and amenities including a full-service spa/salon, concert hall and 35,000 sq. ft. of multi-use event space. Live, world-class harness racing is featured November through April, and horse racing is simulcast year-round. Professional football parlay betting is accepted during the season. Additional property amenities include multiple restaurants from fine dining to casual fare, bars/lounges and retail shops. For more information, please visit www.doverdowns.com.
Hudson Valley Business Journal 9/13/10
By: Theresa Keegan
"The Catskills may not be the rainforest, but eco-tourism could take hold in the region if a new "Green Concierge" effort is successful. "We're going to provide the lodging facility customer with actual verification of the green practices of where they're staying," says Evadne Giannini, coordinator of the project. To make area lodging facilities more environmentally sensitive.
Letters went out this week offering 50 lodging sites within the Catskill Watershed jurisdiction the opportunity to become a fully certified environmentally-sustainable facility. The remaining 100 lodging facilities within the five-county jurisdiction are all being given an opportunity to have an environmental analysis of their practices conducted.
"All the facilities will be provided with technical services of some kind," said Giannini, ranging from an assessment of water consumption on the site, to the full-blown certification effort..." For full article please visit The Hudson Valley Business Journal.
Times Herald-Record 6/27/10
By: Adam Bosch
"MOUNTAINDALEâ?? A green consulting group in Sullivan County wants hotels, motels and bed and breakfasts to recycle their towels and linens.
A Mountaindale company called Hospitality Green has started a campaign to recycle tons of "soft goods" that the local hotel industry throws out every few months. That includes items such as towels, sheets, bedspreads and robes.
Leo Pucklis, the company's office manager, said these reusable items are destined for the landfill as often as every three months. Their useful life is about 40 washes.
Thus far, Hospitality Green has collected some 4,200 pounds from Catskills hotels..." For full article please visit The Times Herald Record.
By: Adam Bosch c/o Barbara De Lollis
"Leo Pucklis, of Hospitality Green, displays some of the linens the company has collected at its offices in Mountaindale. The firm redistributes them to regional charities. "The Catskills needs help... A lot of folks don't want to take their environmental standards off the table when they're on vacation..." For full article please visit USAToday online.