Case Studies

Demonstrating sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand

TownePlace Suites

TownePlace Suites is an extended stay hotel.


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.


Accommodation and food services


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

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Hamilton and Burlington


Changed eight standard 1500W wall mounted convection heaters to eight 800W ceiling mounted far infrared radiant heaters.


Trinity United Church

More efficiently programmed heating cycles, added a layer on stained glass windows, and improved door seals with inexpensive consumer solutions.

York Region

Alectra Utilities (York Region)

Conducted an idling reduction initiative for fleet and personal vehicles at service centres.

Hamilton and Burlington

Walker Emulsions

Rented and temporarily installed a water softener to test the viability of producing emulsion using soft water, with the goal of preventing build-up in process heat exchangers.