- Financial incentives and funding
- Training and education
- Green Certifications
We take the time to get to know you and your organization, building both a personal relationship as well as the best team to work with you towards sustainability.
EGH Leadership Team
SCOTT PARISI CHA, President of Energy Solutions - Scott’s hospitality career is extensive which includes serving as the General Manager of the first LEED certified and “Environmentally Friendly” Hotel in the United States; the Sheraton Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA. Scott advanced from General Manager to specializing in Multi Property Management for major brands to include: Intercontinental, Starwood, Hilton and Choice Hotels. Scott is a veteran hospitality professional whose passion for the environment has supported the creation and implementation of branded energy and sustainability programs for independent and franchise hotels.
CHRIS LEWIS, Vice President of Energy Solutions, Operations - Chris has over 20 years in the hospitality industry in the U.S. and abroad specific to hotel operations, renovation and construction. His vast experience includes facility management, property improvements, environmental initiatives, openings and multi-property management. Chris most recently served as Development and Construction Manager at OTO Development, focusing to successfully qualify “Green Initiatives” to include Green Lodging, Energy Star and most notably, LEED Certifications. Chris brings expertise to EcoGreenHotel’s clients in the areas of mechanical system solutions, equipment specification, extensive operational direction, project management and delivery of sustainable technologies.
GEOFF GROCHMAL, Director of Energy Technologies, Operations - Geoff graduated from George Washington University with a BA in Economics and since early 2011 has developed energy solutions, specializing in Energy Star benchmarking and Energy Modeling. Previously, Geoff had conducted an extensive array of quantitative research, focusing on California “green” legislation, AB 939 Integrated Waste Management Act: findings showcased a fundamental link between an area’s wealth and its ability to meet the state’s “green goals.”Today, Geoff brings proven sustainability technologies to EcoGreenHotel’s clients pairing solutions with ROI’s to meet the ever changing economic landscapes of our clients.
DON LESMERISES, Director of Finance – Don brings over 30 years of business experience, a majority of his career with Nortel Networks. Most recently, Don owned and operated a Knoxville, TN based business, providing a superior understanding of how essential the “return on investment” (ROI) is to business owners and their management team. Don’s educational background is in Electrical Engineering, earning a BS degree from the University of Lowell before continuing to Southern University of New Hampshire for his MBA. Don is a core team member responsible for our Ecommerce site, Educational Webinars and Utility Reporting to our EcoGreenHotel clients, along with management of financial administration for the company.
GREG HOFSTETTER, Director of Development – Greg has a vast background including hospitality and energy solutions to various industries. For more than 25 years, attention was focused on the branding of golf properties including ownership, finance, marketing, renovation and day-to-day management. More recent concentration has been the development of sustainable energy solutions, delivering solar energy to both industrial and hospitality industries.Greg’s focus at EcoGreenHotel’s is to provide operational driven “green solutions” to both new and existing clients with emphasis on client demands. His collaborative and relationship driven approach to client business growth is the foundation for productive partnerships and successful sustainable solutions.
BRAD REED, Sustainability Administrator, Operations – Brad specializes in technology solutions, incentives, rebates and utility audits for EcoGreenHotel.Previously, Brad was involved in the pain management division of the Healthcare industry, emphasizing on patient care. Today, Brad’s main focus has shifted to “green energy savings”, supporting the Energy Operations team, specializing in energy management delivery systems and EcoGreenHotel client Utility Tracking. Additionally, Brad conducts onsite energy and lighting analysis audits.His attention to detail in utility tracking, billing and energy purchasing, focus on peak demand trends, energy load shedding and renewable energy credits is the quality reporting delivered to our EcoGreenHotel clients.
GILES KING, Sustainability Analyst, Operations – Giles graduated from Appalachian State University with BS degrees in Applied Physics and Appropriate Technologyincluding a minor in Mathematics. While at App State, Giles featured experience was with renewable solutions that included photovoltaic (PV), solar thermal (SHW), sustainable building design, and resource management. Today, Giles specializes in administration and submissions of building modeling, incentive programs that are grant and tax incentive based used in preparation of our Energy Efficiency Analysis (E2A) reports for EcoGreenHotel Clients. Giles extensive education in Physics, Appropriate Technology and Mathematics enhance our EcoGreenHotel client reporting.
SUSAN PATEL, CHO, CO-FOUNDER From 2008 through 2011 Susan served as a Vice President at EcoGreenHotel leading development, design, operation and improvement of systems that created and delivered EcoGreenHotel’s products and services. Susan has led projects and teams in the financial services, hospitality, real estate, and non-profit industries. With a prior background in the financial and investment industry and certified by the global Project Management Institute as a project management professional (PMP), Susan helps non-profits and entrepreneurs strategize growth plans, manage projects and improve existing business processes to increase profits and performance.