Launched in celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, BBAK's Green Lodging Certification Program(GLCP) is a joint initiative of the Kentucky Department of Environmental Protection (KDEP) that reviews, designates and recognizes lodging facilities that make a commitment to conserve and protect Kentucky's natural resources. The program's environmental guidelines allow lodging facilities to evaluate their operations, set goals and take specific actions to continuously improve environmental performance.

Green Lodging designation

To become a designated green lodging business, the business must apply to the program and choose to implement a specified number of environmental practices.

Management and staff have "24/7" Web access to Best Practices, Technical Assistance and green resources that can help lower power, water and waste bills and help reduce operational costs in many areas.


Designated facilities are featured on the BBAK Web site and Print Directory.
Designees are granted exclusive use of the Green Lodging logo and green marketing tool kit. The kit features templates, logos and design files to create guest room signage and displays for guest areas.
B&Bs receive an official BBAK's Green Lodging certificate signifying their environmental achievement and commitment to protecting Kentucky's natural resources.

To ensure that B&Bs maintain designation standards, BBAK's GLCP conducts onsite assessments via routine BBAK Quality Standards Evaluations and monitors feedback provided by guest comments and responses.

Participating B&Bs must submit a GLCP Status Report and provide environmental performance data (water, waste, energy) for each year.
B&Bs are also required to have their property reviewed at the designated level of achievement for Green Lodging at their regularly scheduled BBAK Quality Standards Evaluation.



BBAK GLCP Committee:

 Todd Allen, Co-Chair:
Steve Stenbro, Co-Chair:
Herb Warren:
Steve Porter: