| Our Participation in Phase One
of the Green Concierge Certification Program
In January of 2011, Phonecia Lodge voluntarily agreed
to participate in HospitalityGreen’s, Green Concierge
(GC) Certification Program. We earned a Tier One –
Bronze facility designation under the GC Certification
Our Sustainable Practices
In pursuit of our goal to attain GC Certification, we
are currently implementing the following practices:
use energy efficient lighting.
paper products are biodegrable and made with recycled
recycle our bottles, cans, cardboard, paper and old linens.
dispose of hazardous waste according to state regulations.
buy fresh fruit in-season from local farms.
use only Green Seal certified non-toxic cleaning products.
showerheads, toilets and washing machines are water-conserving
have participated in an energy audit within the last 2
have re-insulated our buildings which has resulted in
dramatic energy savings.
What is HospitalityGreen’s Green Concierge
Hospitality Green LLC is a New York based consulting firm
specializing in environmental and operations consulting
services. HospitalityGreen partners with service-based
and product-based clients throughout the hospitality,
manufacturing and institutional healthcare industries,
to implement sustainable business practices.
The Green Concierge (GC) Project, conceived by HospitalityGreen
in 2009, works with tourism and lodging facilities throughout
the U.S. to help improve their economic vitality and
their sustainable business practices without compromising
service delivery or customer satisfaction. The GC Project,
through generous funding from the Empire State Development
(ESD) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) was
launched in 2010 and is currently being implemented
by HospitalityGreen throughout the Catskill Watershed
Region. Through the Catskill GC Project over 150 facilities
are receiving technical assistance to improve their
operational economic and environmental sustainability
There are 40 facilities currently participating in
Phase 1 of the Green Concierge (GC) Certification program.
The GC Certification provides a third –party audit
for performance-based improvements in resource use conservation
and environmentally conscious practices.
The GC Certification process is structured in three
tiers (Bronze, Silver and Gold) – with each tier
providing a realistic benchmark and advancement to subsequent
tiers dependent upon a business’ commitment, their
verifiable resource tracking and their dedication to
increasingly rigorous sustainable practices.
The GC Certification was recently recognized and ranked
by Greenlodge.org as a Silver Tier Program. Along with
the GC Certification, Greenlodge.org also recognizes
as Silver Tier an elite group of national and international
third party certification programs.
For more information on the Green Concierge Project
and HospitalityGreen, visit