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Free: New HCMI webinar

The recording of the International Tourism Partnership’s (ITP) recent webinar on the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) is now available here. Fran Hughes, ITP’s Head of Programmes, explains the background to the initiative which enables hoteliers to measure and report on the carbon footprint of a hotel stay or meeting. The webinar shows step-by-step how to apply the methodology using the free Excel calculation…

Inge Huijbrechts

…is how HCMI came about and is a role that ITP can play on our behalf – as an individual company it is not easy to do this. It is important for ITP to continue to be the voice of sustainability in the hospitality industry.’ ‘HCMI itself is an excellent tool and is certainly something that is achievable by all our hotels whether they have 50 or 1000 rooms. Once Think Planet is under way we can give more attention to implementing HCMI. One day we…

Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative v1.1 launched today

…carbon reporting standards but also practical enough for any hotel to implement, from huge casino hotels to small bed and breakfasts. At the recent WTTC Global Summit in Abu Dhabi, Bill Clinton acknowledged the importance of HCMI in his keynote address, stating that the travel industry has already started to take on the environmental agenda and that he was delighted to see the development of HCMI, thanking all companies involved for their…

New tool helps even small hotels measure and reduce energy

…to be robust enough to meet global carbon reporting standards but also practical enough for any hotel to implement, from huge casino hotels to small bed and breakfasts. Since its launch, more than 17,000 hotels have adopted HCMI for measuring and reporting their carbon emissions. For more information on Con-Serve, visit the website or email conserve@consideratehoteliers.com. For more information on the International Tourism Partnership and HCMI

Major international hotel companies launch standardised approach to carbon measurement

…within ITP and WTTC, was formed in early 2011 at the request of member companies to devise a unified methodology based on available data and to address inconsistencies in hotel companies’ approaches. The methodology, named ‘HCMI 1.0’, launched today is a consolidated move, led by the hotel industry, to establish a global standardised approach to this common problem for the hotel sector and its corporate customer base. The methodology, informed…

Hilton Concord San Francisco nose ahead in the sustainability competition

…ability to adjust data for normalisation of weather and occupancy variations.” As part of on-going upgrades, Verdafero has now incorporated the International Tourism Partnership’s global Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology into their software. This enables the Hilton Concord to analyse and report their carbon footprint reduction on a real-time basis. “The implementation of the HCMI methodology is a very important addition to…

Eco Green Hotel helps hoteliers understand carbon measurement

Catch Eco Green Hotel’s HCMI webinar The Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) was implemented as a uniform and universally recognised way of measuring carbon footprints in hospitality. Around the world more than 15,000 hotels have adopted the methodology that allows them to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way. On September 10th Eco Green Hotel are hosting a free…

Chris George

…ndustry has been successful at raising the profile of sustainability in the wider business community and with consumers? CG: There’s a lot more collaboration in our industry thanks to the ITP on the HCMI. And then out of the HCMI came a group called the Hospitality Carbon Restaurant Forum. And that is a group that we are key members of and their common goal is to promote sustainability and share best practice and look at best values for the…

Whitbread powers ahead with 12% energy reduction

…member of the International Tourism Partnership and as such played a key role in the creation of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI), the globally recognised common methodology for measuring carbon emissions. The HCMI allows hotels of any size to calculate and communicate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings in a consistent and transparent way, and has been adopted by more than 21,000 hotels around the world. The HCMI is…