The green hotel industry is booming and hotels around the globe are expanding their environmental practices. Now in addition to national programs such as Green Seal or Energy Star, 13 states have programs to assess local properties. Each of the programs has their own verification process requiring a self-assessment and many require an inspection by a state-certified auditor.

Here are the links to the Green Lodging Program in those states in one easy-to-use place (thanks to the “Closing the Circle News” publication from the Office of the Federal Environmental Executive).

Delaware

http://www.dnrec.delaware.gov

Florida

http://www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging/

Hawaii

http://hawaii.gov/dbedt/info/energy/resource/greenbusiness

Maine

http://www.maine.gov

Michigan

http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-25676_25677_37026—,00.html

North Carolina

http://www.p2pays.org/hospitality/

Rhode Island

http://www.dem.ri.gov/programs/benviron/assist/grncert/index.htm