The question is no longer how much you
should include in your RFP and contract when negotiating a green meeting,
but how far a hotel is willing to go to get your business.
How green will a hotel go to get your business? How about installing $175,000 in solar panels? When Marge Anderson, associate director of the Energy Center of Wisconsin, Madison, heard that Kalahari Resort in Wisconsin Dells was considering a solar-powered water-heating system, she offered to ink a three-year deal for her Better Buildings, Better Business Conference, which attracts 800 to 1,000 attendees each year, in exchange for a promise of those solar panels. The 740-room hotel agreed. ...
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