Boston Green Tourism supports visitor industry in achieving environmental goals

January 2009 - Boston Green Tourism, a catalyst for expanding the use of environmentally friendly practices in greater Boston’s visitor industry, will be hosting a Lodging Committee Meeting for hoteliers and Convention Centers going green.  Several innovative speakers will present latest eco-friendly trends in construction, renovation, design and operation at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge Thursday, January 29, 2009.

Boston Green Tourism was formed by Daniel Ruben as an outgrowth of the Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Convention Centers (CERC) with the goal to establish Boston as a pre-eminent destination for environment minded visitors.  Its members consist of hoteliers, restaurateurs, vendors, and convention center and government officials.

Among the speakers will be David Sanborn, President of EcoModern Design, Inc., a new ‘green’ Showroom at the Boston Design Center.  EcoModern Design, Inc. is committed to providing its clients with the finest environmentally friendly products and design solutions for their home or business.  Other innovative, eco-friendly speakers at the BGT seminar include Bill Scherer, Green Clean Solutions and Hyatt Regency Cambridge Green Team.

As one of the design industry leaders in the growing movement toward reducing the dependence on dwindling timber resources, David will discuss high quality residential and commercial flooring and cabinetry produced  from Bamboo and other FSC certified hardwoods.  Bamboo products offer  a unique grain and warm color not found in most hardwood products, but more importantly bamboos’ fast growth cycle makes it an environmentally sound and sustainable alternative. 

In addition, topics discussed will include wall coverings with renewable sources of material such as coconut shell, bedding made with organic fabrics, natural latex mattress’ and other LEED applicable products.

Among the innovative” green finds” at EcoModern Design, Inc. are products by EcoSmart, an Australian company that manufactures vent less, no flue fireplaces.  Ideal for almost any contemporary environment they are fueled by ethanol, a renewable clean modern energy source.  David will introduce Spark Vent free gas fireplaces with over 90% efficiency. Countertop and backsplash needs can be met as well at the showroom.  Launching the cutting edge of bio-architecture, construction and design, CoveringsEtc materials are recognized throughout the design industry as the unique and sophisticated slab and tile source.  Product line includes new Bio Glass slabs and EcoCem cellulose/cement tiles and slabs.  Other reclaimed counter materials include EcoTerr tile and Paperstone, made with recycled paper and eco-friendly composites, Richlite, Vetrazzo and Caesar stone.

Also available to Designers and Architects through the showroom is a sustainable line of reclaimed teak patio furniture by Maku, non-toxic natural fiber fabric by Oliveira Textiles, as well as hemp, cotton , wool, organic upholstered furniture,  and Eleek sustainable lighting products made of 100% recycled aluminum, steel and bronze.

EcoModern Design, Inc.  is committed to providing exciting new environmentally friendly materials and solutions for projects with sustainable bio-architecture incentives for a modern world, with a concern for our planet as well as good taste.  Voted” Best of the New Shopping” by  Boston Globe Sunday Magazine this month, EcoModern Design also offers a unique collection of vintage and antique accessories including paintings, vases, sculpture, pottery and rugs.

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