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The International Tourism Partnership worked with 18 global hotel groups to address stakeholders' concerns about water, and through collaborative action and with the help of KPMG developed HWMI - the Hotel Water Measurement Initiative.
HWMI is the hotel industry's first standardised measurement and tool for water sources and uses, allowing hotels of any size anywhere in the world to measure and record their water footprint per room, stay or meeting in the same consistent way.
A product of 18 months work by the Water Working Group who agreed together what water uses would be recorded in HWMI, the tool is free to download and will for the first time allow the sector to benchmark their water use.
You can learn more about HWMI here and watch the launch video here. This webinar talks you through the need for HWMI and how it works, as well as walking you through applying it to your own hotel water measuring. Download HWMI for free here.
Watch the webinar here. 23/9/16
Since the free online resource launched in October 2015, nearly 2,000 users have used the tool to calculate their business travel carbon footprint of staff stays and events in hotels worldwide. The new video will help these and new visitors discover the tool’s full functionalities.
Watching the tutorial provides a full walkthrough from which users can navigate through different chapters to learn how:
Watch the video here. 11/5/16
The leakage of refrigerant gas is a small but significant source of greenhouse gas emissions, because of the high Global Warming Potential (GWP) of most of these gases.
In hotels, refrigerants are involved in a wide range of end-uses: refrigeration in kitchens and individual guest rooms, cold rooms, ice machines, chillers and unitary air conditioning systems, heat pumps, and refrigerated transport.
Hotels that report on their greenhouse gas impact need to include refrigerants as part of Scope 1 under the Greenhouse Gas Protocol.
This report explains everything hoteliers need to know to assess their refrigerator and include it in their reporting. Download the report here. 18/3/2016
Learn how to use the Hotel Footprinting Tool to track the carbon footprint of your hotel stay with this new free webinar.
The Hotel Footprinting Tool is a free online tool which enables users to search the range of carbon footprints for hotels worldwide, and create reports of the carbon footprint of an individual or businesses’ hotel stays and meetings.
The Hotel Footprinting Tool is ideal for:
Download the webinar here. 18/2/2016
ITP and Greenview have launched the Hotel Footprinting Tool which allows anyone easy access to the carbon and energy footprint of hotels worldwide.
Using data from the annual Cornell Hotel Sutainability Benchmarking Study, Hotel Footprinting is a free online tool which enables users to search carbon footprints for hotels worldwide. Hotels can compare their own carbon footprint to industry averages in their locality.
The tool allows businesses to map the footprint of their stays and meetings with more accurate figures for hotels in the area and market segment. Open the tool here. 6/1/2016Visit Website
This book is designed to help hotels and tourism businesses that are interested in meeting consumer expectations and in contributing to a more sustainable tourism by committing to improved water management practices. This manual aims to provide an introduction to the business skills required to measure, monitor, manage and reduce water consumption in hotels in order to have a more cost effective and environmentally sound water management system. It was created as part of Kuoni’s commitment to improving sustainable management throughout its supply chain. Download here. 24/11/2015
VisitEngland have created a free resource for hoteliers and tourism operators helping them communicate their sustainability story to guests and businesses. Part of their Business Advice Hub, the toolkit features case studies and best practice guidance, and aims to help tourism operators maximise the marketing opportunities of being a sustainable business. 8/9/2015Visit Website
Many of ITP's members and Green Hotelier’s readers are working hard to be more sustainable operationally across their departments, but we know that some are unsure whether or how to communicate their activities.
To help hoteliers navigate their way through this comms minefield, the International Tourism Partnership hosted a free webinar on Communicating Sustainability.
Building on Green Hotelier’s Know How Guide to Communicating Sustainability the webinar uses case studies from hotels around the world and explores different techniques, as well as looking at how to avoid greenwash and how to effect behaviour change.
Download the webinar now for free and start telling your hotel's sustainability story. 25/6/2015
EPA launched the WaterSense H2Otel Challenge on February 5, 2014, to encourage hotels to "ACT": Assess water use and savings opportunities; Change products or processes to incorporate best management practices; Track their water–saving progress and achievements. Hotels can take the Hotel Challenge pledge and receive a range of tools including a Water Use tool. 5/6/2014Visit Website