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Last year, the Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) welcomed Hotel Biba to the Florida Green Lodging Program. The property was the first in the City of West Palm Beach and the 147th in the state to become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program. The voluntary state initiative provides the lodging industry with technical assistance, encouraging hotels and motels to adopt cost-saving “green” practices that reduce waste and conserve natural resources.
“Green Lodges such as the Hotel Biba are leaders in their industry,” said Jack Long, DEP Southeast District Director. “Their commitment to protecting our environment serves as an example and a challenge to other hotels to adopt innovative green practices, conserve resources and save money.”
To become a designated member of the Florida Green Lodging Program, hotels must implement a variety of green practices, including water conservation measures through low flow plumbing fixtures and a linen reuse program, and energy efficiency achieved by installing ENERGY STAR® appliances and programmable thermostats. The waste reduction criteria are met by providing the opportunity to recycle, purchasing items in bulk, purchasing recycled materials and by recycling ink and toner cartridges. All designated members of the Florida Green Lodging Program must also use green cleaners and high efficiency air filters, and clean air
handler units frequently.
“The Hotel Biba is proud to have earned the One Palm Florida Green Lodging Program designation,”
said Jennifer Reichert, General Manager of the Hotel Biba. “We are excited to offer our guests
exceptionally comfortable and unique accommodations while providing them with the opportunity to
conserve our precious environmental resources. “
For more information about the Florida Green Lodging Program, visit www.dep.state.fl.us/greenlodging.
ABOUT HOTEL BIBA: Hotel Biba is a 43-room historic landmark boutique hotel located in the heart of West Palm Beach at the intersection of S. Dixie Highway and Belvedere Road. One of the area’s finest examples of “Bermuda vernacular” architecture, it was originally designed by renowned architect Belford Shoumate. Among the first motor lodges built in the United States, the property was historically preserved and re-designed by avant-garde Miami designer Barbara Hulanicki and landscape architect Donald Murakami. Today, the hotel juxtaposes playful, modern interior design, serene outdoor spaces, and historic architecture to create an experience that is fun, funky, and affordable.