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Proving luxury hotels can be green

Scot Hopps gets plenty of teasing at the Lenox Hotel for his attention to detail, including his vigilance to “light ­patrol” — swapping out rogue incandescent bulbs with more ­energy-efficient ones.

Hopps, an environmental program manager for the Boston luxury hotel, is responsible for championing the hotel’s ­numerous environmental initiatives, including hybrid vehicles, filtered water stations, LED roof signs, waterless urinals, and an entire hypoallergenic floor. It’s more than a “green” hotel movement, though, said Hopps. “Green is definitely the term du jour, but the duration and scope of what we are doing is more about sustainability and a long-term scope that encompasses not just the environment, but also a dedication to community, service, health, and business.”

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