Welcome! EcoLodgical is an Internet tool specifically designed to assist the global hospitality industry to embrace an environmental perspective in all aspects of their company's operations. This includes:
Design and Retrofit of the hotel buildings
Operation of the hotel facilities
Environmental Management Systems (EMS)
Environmental tourism market potential
|How to Use this Web Site|
MAKING THE CASE - See the Statistics and Case Studies Section
This section builds the case for building or transforming your hotel into an environmentally efficient operation. Statistics about environmental impacts of buildings coupled with case studies of actual environmental hotel success stories build the case for every hotel to be green!
LEARNING - See the Design and Operation Guides incl. Checklists
Once the case has been made, explore the 226 page design guide which includes environmental design and operation issues sorted by theme. Additional information is provided with each element including web resources, books, green products, dynamically generated images, keywords and glossary terms, and a checklist.
TAKING ACTION - See the EMS, Audit, and Action Plan
Put the knowledge learned from the design and operation guide to work by learning how to implement an environmental management system. Develop an environmental policy. Conduct an environmental audit. And develop a plan of action to remediate environmental impacts of your hotel design and operation.
- REGISTER FOR FULL ACCESS - It's FREE!
|Purpose of EcoLodgical Project|
The tool's purpose is to provide an easily accessible venue for hotel designers, owners, managers, engineers, employees, suppliers, consultants, and tourism professionals to:
Learn about environmental design and operation
Learn how to retrofit your hotel design
Learn how to optimize your hotel operations
Find other hotels with similar issues
Learn how other hotels solved problems
Learn how to develop an EMS
Find environmental products to supply your hotel
Get expert advice on specific environmental topics
Discuss environmental problems with others in the global hospitality community
This Internet tool combines all the best features of the World Wide Web and offers the most comprehensive collection of global hospitality environmental information available. As well, this venue offers one of the few opportunities to easily connect and interact with other owners, managers, engineers, suppliers, consultants, and tourism professionals around the world.
Throughout the web site are various opportunities to comment and provide your own unique perspective on any topics discussed. Please offer your unique perspective on this increasingly important issue.
Notice that this project is still in the development stages. Not all of the content or technology is currently operational. The intent is to have the web site operational by the end of 2002 - to mark the International Year of Ecotourism. This coincides with the completion of the academic portion of the project - defence of a Master's Thesis Project.
|8 Steps to Success|
Below is a flowchart depicting the layout of this Internet tool. Notice the 8 sections (boxes) that break down into 3 areas: introduction, learning, and taking action.
|Environmental Hotel Database|
Besides being an excellent venue for learning and discussion of environmental hotel issues, this Internet tool collects information on the following:
Listing of environmental hotels by region, country
Details of environmental features of each hotel
Environmental tourism market reports and data
General links database on environmental design and operation issues
In order to access and contribute to this information, please register. Registration provides a turn-key security blanket to your information. This web site will only allow other users to view your content contributions if you choose to do so. Othewise, your information will only be used for anonymous statistical analysis.
You can change your account settings at any time in the future with this login information.
12656 Members in 101 Countries since November 2002.
Complete Design Guide
english | français | espanõl | deutsch | italiano | norsk | portugues
[translated on-the-fly by http://www.freetranslation.com]
Design Element Guide (non-dynamic) in English
Introduction | First Things First | Sustainable Siting | Environmental Design Elements Alternative Materials | Water Conservation | Energy Efficiency | Indoor Environmental Quality Construction | Commissioning | Certification | Operation | Decommissioning
Other Languages: français | espanõl | deutsch | italiano | norsk | portugues
|Language Translation Disclaimer|
This web site offers on-the-fly language translation provided by the free service of Freetranslation.com. They describe their free service on their web site as the following:
Computer-generated translations are created by a computer. Since computers do not yet possess "life knowledge", machine translations are not perfect. A computer doesn't know that "dusting" a field means putting dust on it, while "dusting" a table means taking dust off it. In another language the translation for "drive" is probably different depending on whether one is driving a golf ball or a car, and a computer can easily get it wrong. However, machine translation is nearly instantaneous and thus ideal for many purposes where human translation is simply not feasible. Machine translation is commonly used for rapid, draft-quality translations that provide individuals with the "gist" of language documents such as email, Web pages and correspondence. A "gisted" translation allows the reader to understand the meaning of the original document and determine its relevance to their business. - http://www.freetranslation.com
This service will not provide a complete accurate translation
but does provide an opportunity for viewers in other languages to receive
the "gist" of what we're talking about. The power of the on-the-fly
translation facilitates translation of dynamic content such as discussion
threads and comments on this web site. Translating all of the user contributions
would be a cumbersome and an on-going task that simply is not economical or
The Faculty of Environmental Design, the University of Calgary, Professor Tang Lee (Faculty advisor), Mr. John Souleles (Busby Architects - Calgary), Mr. Alan Ernst (Aurum Lodge), Professor Walter Jamieson (Southeast Asia advisor), the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), Asian Institute of Technology (UEM-CUC Program), Ms. Palavi Mendke, Mr. Amit Kelovkar, the Confifi Hotel Group Inc. employees Mr. F. H. Ansar, Mr. Suren Soysa, Mr. Peiris, and Mr. Hasanka Ranasinghe, Ms. Julie Scarcella of Blue Spa Ecolodge Developments, Mrs. Bonnie Rubinstein of EcoSource Consulting Inc., Mr. Seaford Jack of BC Parks Facilities Department, Mr. Jorg and Helen Ostrowski of ASH Inc., Mr. Hitesh Mehta (EDSA).
|Support the Development of this Project|
If you would like to support this project, EcoLodgical accepts donations using the PayPal system. Just click on the button below and follow the instructions. Thanks!