Case Studies

Demonstrating sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand

TownePlace Suites

TownePlace Suites is an extended stay hotel.

Project

Implemented behavioural changes, including energy efficient housekeeping and establishing a Green Team to connect all members of their team and promote a culture of sustainability. Also implemented a composting and gardening program, allowing them to discard of their food scraps and grow healthy local foods for extended-stay guests.

Location
Sudbury

Industry
Accommodation and food services

Size
Small

Cost
Minimal, marginal cost of housekeeping time in behavioural changes

Payback period
Immediate (as a result of the majority of changes being behaviourally based)

GHG reductions
8% of total GHGs over 2 years

Cost savings
$2,600/year

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