Jeffery Smith

Vice President Sustainability at Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

Jeffery SmithJeff is based in Bangkok, where he has focused on sustainable tourism with Six Senses group since 2016. His responsibilities include managing operational impacts across 18 hotels and 32 spas, while supporting sustainable development for a pipeline of projects that grows the brand to touch on six continents. He holds a Master’s degree in Environment and Sustainability, has a technical background in Environmental Engineering with consulting experience in USA and his native Canada, and even spent a brief stint in solar energy sales. His wide experience also includes ecosystem risk management, municipal planning advisory, and elephant conservation.
Insights by Jeffery Smith (2)

Is Your Hotel Regenerative?

Being asked to contribute an article on sustainability is akin to writing an article about agriculture or biology – a topic so absurdly broad it's disinteresting.

Hotel Sustainability: Top 3 Technologies to Implement in 2020

I believe solar PV systems should be a high priority, to relieve dependence on fossil fuels while reducing Opex. I'll go with waste heat recovery, IE using a heat exchanger to preheat water entering hot water tanks, by using the exhaust heat from either HVAC or diesel generators, etc.