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The North C entral G roup. Jeff Lenz – President & Chief Development Officer Owners, Operators and Developers of Exceptional Hotels. History of NCG Green Team. The question is no longer “Should we go green?”, but rather “How green should we go ?”

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the north c entral g roup
The North Central Group
  • Jeff Lenz – President & Chief Development Officer
  • Owners, Operators and Developers of Exceptional Hotels
history of ncg green team
History of NCG Green Team
  • The question is no longer “Should we go green?”, but rather “How green should we go?”
  • In January 2009, The North Central Group established The Green Team to bring together the sustainable efforts of our development and management companies into a committee format.
green team mission
Green Team Mission

Create a sustainable environment by adding value for team members, guests and investors.

green team
Green Team
  • Comprised of team members throughout the organization:
    • Corporate Office
    • General Managers
    • Operation Managers
    • Chief Engineers
    • Sales Managers
green champions
Green Champions
  • Each hotel has a Green Champion to help lead the hotel’s Green Efforts.
  • Volunteer Basis
  • Career Development Opportunity
  • Managers, Executive Housekeepers, Chief Engineers, Guest Service Representatives, Sales Team Members, Night Auditors
green scorecard categories
Green ScorecardCategories
  • Energy Efficiencies
  • Pollution Prevention
  • Recycling
  • Waste Reduction
  • Water Conservation
  • Green Programming & Team Education
  • Green Meetings
green scorecard
Green Scorecard
  • Tracks Hotel Green Activities
  • 160 metrics
  • Self Reporting
  • Quarterly Updates
  • Primary tool to monitor Green Progress
  • Portfolio benchmark in 2009 (inception of Green Team) - 50.4%
  • Portfolio average as of June 2012 - 70%
green budget funds
Green Budget Funds
  • Ideas come from the portfolio, not corporate office driven
  • Set amount per property to invest in Green Efforts
  • Budget Request submission process
  • Promote in conjunction with Earth Month
green budget funds1
Green Budget Funds
  • Sample Projects:
    • Installation of motion sensors for lighting
    • Changes to more Energy Efficient Lighting
    • Recycling programs: guest rooms, outdoor, public spaces
    • Recycle guestroom soap for 3rd world countries
    • Recycle newspapers at Humane Society
    • Ozone Laundry
    • Rechargeable batteries for thermostats
thank you
  • We are fortunate to partner with a variety of organizations to help us achieve our goals.
  • Employee engagement has been key to accomplishing our goals.
  • We want to be a good corporate citizen and do the right things for the right reasons.