The Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), through its Green Lodging Program, recognizes and designates lodging facilities that make a voluntary commitment to conserve and protect the state’s natural resources. To become designated, facilities must conduct a thorough property assessment and implement a specified number of environmental practices in five areas of sustainable operations:
- Communication and Education (Customers, Employees, Public)
- Waste Reduction, Reuse and Recycling
- Water Conservation
- Energy Efficiency
- Indoor Air Quality
As of this week, there are 435 designated Florida Green Lodging properties. The DEP website has an interactive map of the green lodges throughout the state.