The Langham, Boston is the first hotel in North America to achieve Gold Certification with EarthCheck, the company announced today. EarthCheck is the world's leading environmental management and professional services group for the travel and tourism industry.

The Langham, Boston, a 318 room luxury hotel located in downtown Boston, received the certification for its efforts towards environmental, economic and social sustainability. The hotel joined EarthCheck in 2009 to help integrate green practices into its day-to-day operations.

Stewart Moore, CEO and Founder of EarthCheck, said that The Langham, Boston has a long standing commitment to sustainability, which is reflected in their continued dedication to the EarthCheck program.

Moore said, "I would like to congratulate the whole team at The Langham, Boston on their Gold achievement, which recognizes 5 continuous years of independent accreditation. The hotel is a leading operator in North America and a valued member of a global group of tourism operators who dare to make a difference."

Sustainability practices and equipment adopted by The Langham, Boston including the recent installation of a new chiller system and Enerlogic VEP 35 tinted windows add to a number of initiatives that have allowed the hotel to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4.6kg CO2 -e per guest night, which is equivalent to taking 721 small cars off the road each year.

EarthCheck provided The Langham, Boston with a framework for environmental and social sustainability. This included requirements specific to the hotel's management systems, such as quality, environment, occupational health and safety, risk management and corporate social reporting.