Your primary resource for Sustainable & Responsible Tourism in Ireland – Membership Packages

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Hospitality businesses can become a Member and go for Certification or just avail of our Resource Efficiency services. We would recommend adopting the membership approach as members receive excellent discounts. Other programmes such as Clean the World, GREENClean, Plastic Smart, Carbon Smart, etc. can be entered by any business, membership of GHP is not required.

New members should engage one of our GREENStart packages initially and then select the GREENSave package that suits their business – see Membership Packages guide above. Some of these packages include an initial visit which will greatly assist the member in either a quick certification implementation or identifying key opportunities and cost savings actions. recommends that any business spending over €75,000 per annum on Energy, Water and Waste Disposal should sign up for our Combined Resource Efficiency Health Check which. This service also incorporates a certification review and benchmark analysis. (Smaller businesses should discuss with what their ideal package should be)

Certification. It is important to note that by becoming a member of there is no requirement to achieve certification. This is an optional decision which each business will decide on. Some will wish to use the certification model as a tool to support changes within the business; others will focus initially on achieving cost savings – will offer whatever support/guidance the business wishes. Membership Key Benefits. By becoming a Member you are entitled to the following benefits;

  • Access to the Resource Database and regular information updates
  • Access to all Tools, Templates, Checklists, etc.
  • Discounted or Free access to training, workshops, conferences, etc.
  • Discounted fees for other GHP programmes such as – Clean the World, GREENClean, Plastic Smart, Carbon Smart, etc.
  • Use of the Logos allowing for national/international promotion – competitive advantage
  • Free Entry to –’s online travel & tourism website (conditions apply)
    Membership Fees are based on the Total Annual Utility Costs of the member – Energy, Waste & Water. Businesses should be targeting Nett savings of between 5-20% per annum in the first few years of the programme and should be willing to spend between 2-5% of Utility Costs on developing and supporting an in-house system that will deliver and maintain these savings.