Dr. Harrison

Ronald Harrison

Director of Technical Services

Orkin Commercial LLC

Ron Harrison, Entomologist, Ph.D., is Director of Technical Services for Orkin. With more than 20 years of industry experience, Dr. Harrison serves as Orkinís Technical Director, overseeing the research, development and implementation of Orkinís residential and commercial services and providing technical expertise to its training programs. Dr. Harrison also assists all Orkin departments with any product or pest-related technical issues.

From 1998-2008 Harrison served as Orkinís Director of Training, where he forged alliances with universities, junior colleges and technical schools in developing IPM training programs and was responsible for the direction and facilitation of Orkinís numerous classroom and satellite pest management training sessions.

Prior to joining Orkin, Dr. Harrison was an associate professor of science for Mercer University in Macon and Atlanta. He currently serves as an adjunct professor for Mercerís graduate level environmental science courses.

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Dr. Harrison can be contacted at rharriso@orkin.com

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Eco-Friendly Practices: The Value of Sustainability
The hotel industry continues to make remarkable progress in implementing sustainability policies and procedures in their properties throughout the world. As a result, they continue to reap the benefits of increased profitability, enhanced guest experiences, and improved community relations. In addition, as industry standards are codified and adopted worldwide, hotels can now compare how their operations measure up against their competitors in terms of sustainable practices and accomplishments. This capacity to publicly compare and contrast is spurring competition and driving innovation as hotels do not wish to be left behind in this area. Water management and conservation is still a primary issue as population growth, urbanization, pollution and wasteful consumption patterns place increasing demands on freshwater supply. Water recycling; installing low-flow fixtures; using digital sensors to control water usage; and even harvesting rainwater are just a few things that some hotels are doing to preserve this precious resource. Waste management is another major concern. Through policies of reduce, reuse and recycle, some hotels are implementing ďzero-wasteĒ programs with the goal of substantially reducing their landfill waste which produces carbon dioxide and methane gases. Other hotels have established comprehensive training programs that reinforce the value of sustainability. There is employee engagement through posters and quizzes, and even contests are held to increase innovation, sensitivity and environmental awareness. Some hotels are also monitoring a guestís energy usage and rewarding those who consumed less energy with gifts and incentives. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document how some hotels are integrating eco-friendly practices into their operations and how they and the environment are benefiting from them.