AHLA, IncentiFind to identify sustainability-driven cost savings for hotels

AHLA, IncentiFind to identify sustainability-driven cost savings for hotels

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$70B Green Incentives
The American Hotel & Lodging Association teamed up with IncentiFind to help more than 30,000 AHLA members uncover sustainability-driven cost savings, ultimately reducing operational expenses for hoteliers. This partnership helps hoteliers access $70 billion in incentives like tax credits, grants, fee waivers, according to AHLA.

GREEN BUILDING INCENTIVE database IncentiFind is working with the American Hotel & Lodging Association to assist AHLA members identify sustainability-driven cost savings. IncentiFind provides more than half a million incentives, such as tax credits, grants, fee waivers, rebates, and bill credits.

The collaboration empowers hoteliers to access $70 billion in incentives, AHLA said in a statement.

AHLA said that these credits bolster the adoption of green initiatives, including energy efficiency, renewables, water conservation, and more. These efforts are aimed at diminishing operational costs for hoteliers, the association said.

As part of this partnership, AHLA members will receive special pricing on IncentiFind’s VERIFY Report, which identifies rebates and savings for asset upgrades, such as buying energy-efficient appliances or installing solar panels.

AHLA’s collaboration with IncentiFind represents the association’s ongoing efforts to promote sustainability in the hotel industry through the Responsible Stay initiative. This initiative underscores AHLA members’ dedication to energy efficiency, water conservation, waste reduction, and responsible sourcing, the statement said.

Just last month, AHLA and the Hotel Association of Canada signed a letter of intent to establish a joint venture company overseeing the Green Key Global certification system in the U.S. and Canada. This partnership aims to encourage the adoption of a system that assesses hotels’ eco-performance based on crucial metrics including energy, water conservation, waste management, and more.

“Hoteliers continue to face higher operating costs due to a lingering labor shortage, lending woes, and constrained supply growth,” said Chip Rogers, AHLA president and CEO. “AHLA’s partnership with IncentiFind helps owners and operators identify ways to save money, while also taking the guesswork out of going green. We are proud to play a role in helping our members boost their bottom line and protect the environment.”

“This partnership supports AHLA members with property savings and promotes a better built environment for everyone,” said Natalie Campos Goodman, Founder & CEO of IncentiFind.

In September, the AHLA Foundation announced the relaunch of its ForWard program, aimed at advancing women in leadership and ownership roles in the hotel industry. The foundation also revealed plans to integrate this program with the recently acquired Castell Project, an organization dedicated to promoting women in hospitality leadership.