Demonstrating sustainability and profitability go hand-in-hand
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
Immediate (as a result of the majority of changes being behaviourally based)
8% of total GHGs over 2 years
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Conducted an idling reduction initiative for fleet and personal vehicles at service centres.
More efficiently programmed heating cycles, added a layer on stained glass windows, and improved door seals with inexpensive consumer solutions.