Congratulations to Diane and the team at NHLA for the successful roll-out of their new website. It’s an honor and a privilege for me to serve as the Chair the NHLA Committee on Sustainability. I also appreciate having the opportunity to be a guest blogger for one of the first posts on the Master Key Blog.
Sustainability Knowledge and Credentials
As a longtime activist, advocate, and business developer for sustainable/efficient products and services, I’ve been intimately involved in cost/ROI analysis for LEED Engineering, Solar-HVAC/H20, Lighting, and other technologies designed to save resources. My take-away from all this is that 1) Our national interest is best served through conservation of resources and reduction in CO2, and 2) That verifiable efficiencies of every kind will pay for themselves.
When does sustainability pay for itself?
The question of concern to all business executives and savvy consumers is just WHEN does THAT happen? I invite all NHLA members to become active in our committee where our mission is to educate and inspire hospitality professionals about sustainability in our lives and workplace. This committee will focus on green topics and issues that affect the Nevada hospitality industry and its bottom line.
Nevada to implement Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program
There is a monumental change happening in Nevada in 2015. Nevada will be the 3rd State in the Nation to implement the Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Program. This will make major sustainable/efficient upgrades to commercial buildings affordable. This program is currently in use in California and Connecticut to great success. It’s projected that this program will include financing for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations that will accommodate your guests and staff who desire to travel to your locations in their electrically powered Teslas, Nissans, Porsches, Volkswagens and many other EVs.
NHLA implements 2015 Sustainability Committee
The Sustainability Committee is looking for NHLA members to volunteer for our committee. We seek individuals who are involved with conservation and sustainability in a hospitality focused workplace who can share their expertise and vision with the rest of the membership. We live in exciting times where green technology is making rapid progress and new breakthroughs are reported daily. Follow NHLA for updates on our progress and industry advancements. Please email us to volunteer for the Sustainability Committee or to engage in the green conversation. The NHLA Sustainability Committee will endeavor to keep you posted on green current events and is at your service to help us all make a difference.
Guest blogger: David Sharp, Director of Business Development, GoSpace, NHLA Member