Mr. Parisi

Scott Parisi

President

EcoGreen Energy Solutions

Scott Parisi is President/Owner of EcoGreen Energy Solutions, a firm that develops energy and sustainability projects within the hospitality industry including new construction projects and renovations. Mr. Parisi’s team is currently an owner agent overseeing the development of multiple new midscale branded hotels developments. Brands include Marriott, IHG, Hilton and are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Ohio, Florida and New York.

Mr. Parisi founded EcoGreen from a desire to motivate hoteliers into contributing to meaningful conservational measures by reducing operational expenses through Green Initiatives. EcoGreen’s brand was developed and launched in 2008 with a sole focus on reducing the energy and water usage within the hospitality industry. Today EcoGreen manages the use of energy and water for hundreds of hospitality facilities.

Mr. Parisi believes in sharing knowledge by dedicating time to develop and host educational workshops, staff trainings and has spoken at national and regional events including AAHOA’s National Convention, Green Lodging & Hospitality Conference, Boston Green Tourism Events, Philagreen Hospitality Association Events, GF Management University Sessions, National Purchasing Network Annual Expo and the Global Renewable Energy Networking Summit.

Mr. Parisi started his career in the hospitality industry beginning young bussing tables at Dad's family owned restaurant. Later in life Mr. Parisi found his passion for resource conservation and sustainability serving as the General Manager of the first LEED certified Hotel in the United States; the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Mr. Parisi spent eighteen years in the hospitality sector eventually serving as Vice President of Operations overseeing branded hotels including IHG, Starwood, Hilton, Wyndham and Choice Hotels.

Please visit http://www.eg-es.com for more information.

Mr. Parisi can be contacted at 888-229-0213 x801 or sparisi@eg-es.com

Coming Up In The May Online Hotel Business Review




Feature Focus
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 “zero-waste” 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 guest’s 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.