Sustainable Hospitality Operations and Management - NEW!

Ithaca, New York, U.S.A. (July 2 - 4, 2018) - Course Cost US$2,795 COURSE CLOSED

Sustainable Hosp Operations

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Course Focus

This course offers a unique opportunity to learn the strategies and tactics for sustainable hotel and restaurant operations. The course will discuss a broad range of triple-bottom-line issues and solutions that every hospitality operation can implement in areas including energy, water and waste saving tactics (and carbon footprint reduction), sustainable food and beverage strategies, green events, global green certifications, community engagement activities, and more. By the end of the class, participants will be able to speak conversantly about a the overriding issues related to environmental management of hospitality venues and be equipped to implement sustainable principles, practices and policies pertaining to any business in the hospitality industry.

Key Benefits

Participants in this course will come away with greater insight on the vast array of sustainability options for any business. They will gain a fundamental understanding of basic terms related to today’s environmental concerns, how various devices, tools and practices can dramatically improve a property’s environmental performance and save money, ways to measure environmental performance, how to increase revenues by developing/enhancing a sustainable food and beverage program, and why green teams and leadership support enhance results. Attendees will also be exposed to a variety of global certification programs and NGO organizations that are designed to aid in green programming execution. Each participant will receive a tool kit of sustainability literature, website resources and frameworks that will aid them in building a more sustainable hospitality business.

Topics Include

  • Introduction to the principles of sustainability
  • Current issues and trends in sustainable hospitality
  • Sustainable engineering practices
  • Green hotel operations and products
  • Sustainable food and beverage operations
  • Green events
  • LEED for Hospitality and other certifications
  • Corporate Social Responsibility


Level A

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