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Mr. Parisi

Scott Parisi

President, EcoGreen Energy Solutions

M. Scott Parisi, President of EcoGreen a firm founded in 2008 with the goal to support hospitality sustainability. Currently EcoGreen has two major divisions covering Energy Solutions and Constructions Services.

As President of EcoGreen, Mr. Parisi's day to day focus is on supporting a team of talented individuals to support the new construction and renovations of hospitality facilities. Our vendor-neutral approach with a high focus on client satisfaction and retention has allowed EcoGreen to be a part of hundreds of projects Whittington the hospitality industry.

Mr. Parisi and the EcoGreen Team have a culture in exploring sustainable measures that save our clients in cost while saving electricity, natural gas and water. EcoGreen is always looking for ways to introduce the most advanced technologies at the most cost effective delta for their clients.   

Additionally, Mr. Parisi develops and hosts 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.

Prior to launching EcoGreen, Mr. Parisi worked within the hospitality industry starting early at his family owned restaurant. A little 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 May 2019...

Eco-Friendly Practices: Corporate Social Responsibility

The hotel industry has undertaken a long-term effort to build more responsible and socially conscious businesses. What began with small efforts to reduce waste - such as paperless checkouts and refillable soap dispensers - has evolved into an international movement toward implementing sustainable development practices. In addition to establishing themselves as good corporate citizens, adopting eco-friendly practices is sound business for hotels. According to a recent report from Deloitte, 95% of business travelers believe the hotel industry should be undertaking “green” initiatives, and Millennials are twice as likely to support brands with strong management of environmental and social issues. Given these conclusions, hotels are continuing to innovate in the areas of environmental sustainability. For example, one leading hotel chain has designed special elevators that collect kinetic energy from the moving lift and in the process, they have reduced their energy consumption by 50%  over conventional elevators. Also, they installed an advanced air conditioning system which employs a magnetic mechanical system that makes them more energy efficient. Other hotels are installing Intelligent Building Systems which monitor and control temperatures in rooms, common areas and swimming pools, as well as ventilation and cold water systems. Some hotels are installing Electric Vehicle charging stations, planting rooftop gardens, implementing stringent recycling programs, and insisting on the use of biodegradable materials. Another trend is the creation of Green Teams within a hotel's operation that are tasked to implement earth-friendly practices and manage budgets for green projects. Some hotels have even gone so far as to curtail or eliminate room service, believing that keeping the kitchen open 24/7 isn't terribly sustainable. The May issue of the Hotel Business Review will document what some hotels are doing to integrate sustainable practices into their operations and how they are benefiting from them.