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Time is Running Out to Register for Oct. 19 Green Hotels Project Workshop

October 5, 2012

There’s still time to register for Atlantic Cape Community College’s Green Hotels Project Workshop, 8:30 a.m.-noon, Friday, Oct. 19, in the Walter Edge Theater, C-building, 5100 Black Horse Pike, in Mays Landing.           

The workshop will feature an introduction by Ky Asral, manager of the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection’s Small Business Assistance Program, and a series of presentations:

  • What’s in it for you? Why a hotel owner should consider going green, by Faith Taylor, senior vice president of sustainability and innovation at Wyndham Worldwide
  • NJ’s Clean Energy Program, including: NJ SmartStart Building Program, pay for performance, direct install and free energy benchmarking, by Denise Hurlburt, New Jersey Clean Energy Program consultant at South Jersey Energy Solutions
  • Implementing successful recycling programs at hotels, by Linda S. Crumbock, Cape May Municipal Utilities Authority
  • Successful case studies in water conservation in hotels, by Dan Cook, president, Conservation Solutions Corporation

Other speakers include: Dante Reiti, executive director of Cumberland/Salem WIB, and Jean McAlister, associate dean of continuing education & business development at Atlantic Cape.

A panel discussion will focus on the case studies involving carbon footprint reduction and net positive ROI for hotels that have implemented successful “greener” programs. Panelists include: Scott Parisi, Certified Hotel Administrator president,; David Rich, Rich Energy Solutions Company; Frank Soltys, general manager, Flagship Resorts AC; and Rishi Shah, Certified Hotel Administrator general manager, Wyndham Mt. Laurel.

Phyllis Oppenheimer, tourism representative, NJ Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism, will deliver closing remarks.

A networking session with a continental breakfast will kick off the event.

The conference fee is $20. To register, contact Susan DeCicco at (609) 343-4829 or

 The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection in conjunction with Atlantic Cape Community College presents the workshop.