The Nevada Hotel and Lodging Association has many active committees and groups. One of the most progressive is our sustainability committee. It is comprised of top leading companies and executives from the hospitality industry lending their expertise and guidance for our members.
The 2016 NHLA sustainability committee is led by Andy Ginsburg, Director of Public Area at Aria. He has been the sustainability chair for the Aria campus since 2011 and has over 44 years of experience in the hospitality industry. Aria is one of the nation’s top leaders in sustainability practices and initiatives and is the recipient of numerous high level awards. Aria was the recipient of the Sustainability Leader award at the Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards gala in 2015.
The sustainability committee-a dynamic team
Other members on this dynamic committee include David Sharp, Verdek; Jim Kenney, Catalytic Pure Air; Jennifer Lynn, Mandarin Oriental; Patrick Watson, Southern Nevada Water Authority; Ed Domanico, AET Environmental; Anthony Monterotti, Cintas; Terry Satchwell, Brady Linen Services; Chris Lynch, UNR and Denise Cook, Community by Design.
Andy arranged for the committee to tour Republic Services which was a very interesting event. They learned about many sustainable methods and systems used at the plant.
Andy also coordinated a tour of the Aria plant where they generate over 30% of their own power for the Aria campus as well as New York New York. They will also power the T-Mobile arena.
Jim arranged for a tour of the Peppermill Hotel’s geothermal plant in Reno last year for our NNV members. The Peppermill uses its readily available geothermal components within many areas of the large resort. Peppermill was the award winner for Sustainability Leader at the Stars of the Industry Hospitality Awards in 2014.
A tour of The Shade Tree shelter for abused women, children and pets will take place in mid-April. With our team of sustainability experts, we hope to provide ideas and resources for cost-cutting efforts and energy conservation for the non-profit organization. NHLA President Diane Gandy serves on the Board of Trustees for The Shade Tree.
Patrick has arranged for the sustainability committee to tour Springs Preserve at the end of this week. The Springs Preserve is a highly recognized entity for its natural habitats, botanical gardens, events and programs.
David, past chairperson of the sustainability committee, provides information and resources in many areas of sustainability regularly.
All of the sustainability committee members contribute in a substantial way in ensuring our members have resources, information and a strong knowledge base from which to pull as needed.
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