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North American green hotels gather under one roof

…tiative that helps hotels measure their carbon footprint, identify and fund reduction strategies and balance off their greenhouse gas emissions through carbon offsetting. They utilise the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) to do this. One group which added another property to EcoStay is MasterBUILT Hotels who announced the addition of their newest hotel, in Fort St. John, British Columbia to the programme. The Microtel Inn & Suites…

Global hoteliers like being green but not talking about it

…ls are doing, should be doing, and where to improve. And collectively, we can accelerate best practices together.” One way hoteliers can improve their performance is to use tools like the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) a free metric and tool for measuring carbon footprint, and then compare their numbers to other hotels in the region using the Hotel Footprinting Tool. The report shows only 31% of the surveyed hotels are using HCMI

Global hotel groups collaborate for industry first on water measurement

…erent way to measure and may include or exclude different sources or uses of water. Building on ITP’s earlier success with the universally recognised tool for measuring the carbon footprint of a hotel room, stay or meeting – HCMI (Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative) – now used by over 24,000 hotels globally, HWMI will allow any hotel anywhere in the world to measure and report on the water footprint of a hotel stay or meeting / event in exactly…

Marriott International releases 2014 sustainability report

…natural resources.” Key to the company’s achievements is its use of their Green Hotels Global tool which helps drive the company’s sustainability efforts and transparency, and was made a brand standard in 2013. Based on the HCMI – the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative developed by the International Tourism Partnership and the WTTC in collaboration with 23 leading global hospitality companies including Marriott – the tool tracks the…

New hotel booking platform prioritises sustainability

…n the world to become our ambassadors, fans, followers and customers to make this green impact together.” The carbon footprint of over-night stays and meetings can be calculated using the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) a programme of the International Tourism Partnership created in partnership with their global hotel member companies and the World Travel & Tourism Council. The HCMI allows more than 21,000 hotels around the world…

Angela Brav

…ter. GH: How successful has the hospitality sector been in raising the profile of sustainability over the years – both within the industry and with customers? AB: We helped to develop the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI), a standard approach for measuring carbon footprints in our industry, working successfully alongside some of the top tourism organisations and hospitality companies in the world, including the International Tourism…

ITP members in World Water Week

…between the energy and water communities. Recognising their key role in ensuring the security of energy and water around the world, ITP’s members in collaboration with WTTC developed the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) the globally recognised tool for measuring and reporting carbon footprint in hotels, with a view to reducing energy use. Over 21,000 hotels around the world now use the HCMI to help reduce their energy use and carbon…

California dreaming of money-saving solar

…of ITP’s working groups on carbon measurement, water, sustainable supply chains and the YCI programme. ITP in association with the WTTC and 20 partnering global hotel chains developed the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) to help all hotels around the world measure and reduce their carbon footprint. The tool is universally recognised as the common methodology for measuring carbon emissions. Around the world more than 21,000 hotels now…

Hotels can now benchmark and compare carbon footprints

…les businesses and event organisers to create and download reports for reporting of their scope 3 business travel emissions, or to offset those emissions. Hotel Footprinting data uses the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology, developed by ITP, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) and a working group of 23 global hotel companies which created a universally recognised methodology for measuring and recording carbon…