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Regional Workshops No2 May - June 2009

Green Hospitality Award Regional Workshops No 2 will take place in 8 locations nationwide during May - June 2009

The Green Hospitality Award (GHA) is running a series of regional workshops in May and June for GHA members and those interested in joining the programme.

Workshops comprise of Concurrent Morning Sessions 1 & 2 and Advanced Afternoon Session 3 (see outline below).

All sessions FREE to attend (Session 2 and 3 restricted to members only).

Workshops will take place in the following eight regions nationwide:

East (Dublin)
26 May
Dublin South/Wicklow
Marriott Druids Glen Hotel
27 May
Tullamore Court Hotel
North West
28 May
Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel
South East
2 June
Faithlegg House Hotel
3 June
Maryborough House Hotel
North East (Dublin)
4 June
Dublin North
Hilton Dublin Airport
South West
10 June
Fitzgerald’s Woodlands House Hotel
South West
11 June
The Brehon Hotel

To confirm attendance please email to (business name, names of attendees and sessions you wish to attend).

Please note! To gain the most from the Workshops, please bring with you the following: Benchmarking Workbook, Audit Protocol (self-audit), Green Folders, Action Plans, Best Practice examples, List of Questions and Queries, etc.
Session 1 (9.30am – 12.30pm) Introduction to GHA – New members & Potential members
This session is aimed at hospitality businesses that have just joined the programme or have an interest in becoming members.
  • Introduction to Green Hospitality Award – Saving Energy, Saving Money
  • How does GHA work, requirement to join the programme
  • The benefits of greening your business- staying ahead of the green tide
  • Benchmarking – How to measure your property against National & International Best Practice?
  • Environmental Management System - Keeping your environmental targets simple, and achievable
  • Introduction to Audit Criteria
Coffee break at 11am
Session 2 (9.30am – 12.30pm) Improvers Session on Achieving Best Practice – Existing members (Bronze and Silver recommended, Gold optional)
This session is designed for GHA members who are aiming to improve their environmental management through implementing Best Practice and achieve higher levels of the award.
  • Best Practice in particular areas of Water, Waste, Energy
  • Focus on implementing Environmental Management Systems
Coffee break at 11am
Session 3 (1.30pm – 4.30pm) Advanced Session for existing members (Gold and Silver recommended, Bronze optional)
This session will include different guest speakers, discussion, networking and Q&A to keep members up to date with the current issues and developments in the industry and allow continuous improvement in their environmental performance
  • Introduction of the New Audit Protocol and Benchmarking Workbook
  • Presentation/Case study from a GHA hotel
  • Guest speaker from the industry (e.g. supplier). Topics will vary in the 8 regions and will include water saving technologies, energy sub-metering, lighting, green marketing
Coffee Break at 2.45pm

Guest speakers and topics for each of the workshops are the following:

26 May in Wicklow
Marriott Druid Glens Hotel Best Practice in Energy Management by Donal Murphy
Failte Ireland, Green Consumer by Mary Stack Carbon Management Tool by Philip Dowling
27 May in Tullamore
Tullamore Court Hotel Best Practice Combined Heat and Power Plant by James Ryle
Ecozan Lighting Solutions for Hotels
28 May Westport
Carlton Atlantic Coast Hotel Best Practice in Water Management by John McGrath
ResourceKraft Energy Sub-Metering Technologies by Dan Deasy
2 June Wateford
LowFlo Water Saving Technologies by Charles Dwyer
3 June Cork
LowFlo Water Saving Technologies
4 June Dublin
Westin Hotel Dublin Awareness Programme by Dympna McGlinchey
Ecozan Lighting Solutions for Hotels Carbon Management Tool by Philip Dowling
10 June Limerick
Fitzgeralds Woodlands House Hotel Best Practice in Waste Management by Brid Duggan
ResourceKraft Energy by Dan Deasy
11 June Kerry


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