Green Hospitality – Membership Packages

Membership & Services Brochure & Application Form

Engaging with Green Hospitality 

Hospitality businesses can become a GHP Member and aim to achieve Certification or avail of our Resource Efficiency services. We recommend adopting the membership approach as it supports the embedding of a formal approach within the business, as opposed to a potential ad-hoc approach.

Other programmes such as Clean the World, GREENClean, Plastic Smart, Carbon Smart, Water Smart, etc. can be entered by any business, membership of GHP is not required.

New members are required to commence with one of our GREENStart packages initially and then select the GREENSave package that suits their business. Some of these packages include an initial property visit which will greatly assist the member in either a quick certification implementation or identifying key opportunities and cost savings actions.

GHP recommends that any business spending over E75,000 per annum on Energy, Water and Waste Disposal should sign up for our Combined Certification and Resource Efficiency Health Check. This service incorporates a certification review and benchmark analysis. (Smaller businesses should discuss with GHP what their ideal package should be)

Certification. It is important to note that by becoming a member of GHP there is no requirement to achieve certification. This is an optional decision which each business will decide on. Some businesses will wish to use the certification model as a tool to support changes within the business; others will focus initially on achieving cost savings. GHP will offer whatever support/guidance the business wishes.

GHP Membership Key Benefits. By becoming a GHP Member you are entitled to the following benefits;

    • Use of our Benchmark Tool which incorporates the international Hotel Carbon & Water Measurement Initiative tools.
    • Access to all GHP Tools, Templates, Checklists, etc.
    • Access to the GHP Resource Database and regular information updates
    • Discounted or Free access to GHP training, workshops, conferences, etc.
    • Discounted fees for other GHP programmes such as Clean the World, GREENClean, Plastic Smart, Carbon Smart, Water Smart etc.
    • Use of the GHP Logos allowing for national/international promotion competitive advantage
    • Free Entry to GreenTravel.ie –  our 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 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.