Radisson Earns Green Lodging Certification: The Radisson Hotel in Bloomfield Hills has earned Green Lodging Michigan Partner certification from the Michigan Energy Office. Green Lodging Michigan encourages hotels, resorts, motels, and bed and breakfast facilities to implement environmental initiatives and cost-saving “green” practices to conserve energy, reduce water consumption, protect air quality, reduce waste, and participate in environmentally preferred purchasing. The Radisson hotel, located along Oakland County’s main boulevard, Woodward Avenue, is a three-story, boutique hotel with 150 rooms, a four-star seafood restaurant, New York style deli, fitness center, indoor pool, and meeting rooms. The hotel has implemented several environmental initiatives at its facility. It has a linen and towel reuse program, as well as low-flow faucets and toilets to conserve water. It reduces waste by recycling paper, aluminum, cardboard, plastic, and other materials. The hotel also conserves energy by using Energy Star lighting and a computerized energy management system for temperature control in common areas. Green Lodging Michigan is a joint effort between the Michigan Energy Office and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality to encourage the lodging industry to conserve and protect the state’s natural resources while increasing marketability and lowering utility costs. The certification is offered at no charge, and the Energy Office and the DEQ provide technical assistance to those who are interested in implementing “green” strategies and earning certification. The GLM program certifies facilities based on environmental initiatives such as air quality, energy efficiency, solid waste reduction, toxic waste management, water conservation, purchasing and communication. There are three levels of certification: Partner, Steward, and Leader, which can be earned by completing a self-assessment checklist and achieving a minimum number of requirements and points. For more information about the Green Lodging Michigan program and to download the GLM application packet and self-assessment checklist, visit www.michigan.gov/greenlodging.