You own or operate hotels*. Ecolodgical helps you improve.
*or restaurants, B&Bs, wedding facilities, conference centers, etc. - if it's hospitality operations, we're flexible and happy to help.
Our process will help us curate projects to serve as a “by hotels, for hotels” how-to guide on locally verified, cost-saving, eco-conscious hotel operations strategies. Education, awareness, and scaling of best practices can help our hotels become a positive force for our local economy and environment.
1) Get In Touch
2) Explore Solutions
We'll help you identify areas of opportunity at your property, focused on sustainability ROIs. We can analyze detailed historical financials, physical asset specs, existing operational strategies, and most importantly, future budgets and performance goals. We can also discuss any sustainability opportunities that your team currently has in place or may be considering.
Important COVID-19 Note: We love to work in-person and on-site. However, given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and strain it has placed on the hotel industry, we want to help hotels continue to keep guest and staff health a top priority. We can discuss virtually-based alternatives to minimize health risks while still maximizing project outcomes.
3) Identify Project + Set Targets
Once we understand baseline metrics, together, we'll select a relevant, approachable, scalable sustainability project. Projects will be custom-designed to help you achieve profitability goals, streamline operations, and optimize asset performance.
Sample projects include:
Analyze operations to eliminate single-use plastics or other disposables
Create green training program for housekeeping and / or F&B staff
Audit food waste and implement food waste mitigation tactics
Conduct energy audit and / or LED retrofit
Review F&B outlet and banquet menus, optimize food procurement practices
Analyze water use and implement best practices for conscious consumption
Build on-site garden and / or identify local sourcing opportunities
Execute larger ROI-driven renovation, HVAC overhaul, or systems update
We can work with you to compile a budget, timeline, target investment metrics, and sustainability goals. We can also assist with incentives, rebates, and financing mechanisms for your project.
4) Implement + Document
We'll stick with you every step of the way to work through challenges and see the project through to completion. Ecolodgical's goal is documentation of the implementation process, not just the results. We want to capture the decisions, risks, and detailed considerations that go into these projects along the way - how will this impact guests? What are the cross-departmental implications? How is the project received by property staff? Documention serves to maximize ease of replication in the future.
5) Measure Impact
You can't manage what you don't measure. We want to understand and quantify project impacts, both in increased profit and reduced carbon footprint, as well as relevant investment metrics for owners, such as return on cost and project IRR. We can help you prepare project summaries and case studies for various stakeholders.
6) Share Results
We’re hoteliers helping hoteliers, spreading best practices, sharing real results, and taking action together. Ultimately, we want to help other hoteliers learn from and replicate the successes of their peers to build local sustainability expertise at scale. Together, we will document the process, analyze the impact, and share the story to inspire action and build momentum for sustainable hospitality. We'll work with our partners to ensure your team gets the necessary recognition in the community (and beyond) for leading the charge.