Ask the Green Guru 

Members of AH&LA can get their most pressing green and sustainability questions researched and answered by our resident expert.  Questions you might ask include:

Green Arrow How can I monitor my utilities?
Green Arrow How do I go about forming an environmental committee?
Green Arrow How can I improve my hotel's fiscal and enviromental performances?
Green Arrow How do I implement a guest room recycling program?

Who is the Green Guru?

Meet Pat Maher, partner, The Maher Group, LLC, which evaluates an organization’s facilities, recommends eco-friendly products and procedures, conducts energy audits, reviews an organization’s carbon footprint, and develops opportunities for cost savings along with other benefits.

Previously, Pat was with Marriott International, Inc. for 23 years.  He joined Marriott in 1986 as an electrical engineer in the Architecture and Construction department, and via a series of promotions became senior vice president of engineering in 1999.  He was responsible for the development and implementation of engineering standard operating procedures, training programs, regulatory compliance, environmental programs and facilities renovation for over 3,100 hotels worldwide. Pat also led the Program Management Organization that focused on structured project management, work plan development, project communication and sustainability.

Ready to be enlightened?

Click here to send the Green Guru your question.  You shall receive your answer within 3-5 business days.  Just remember, you must be a member of AH&LA.