Cornell study sets latest benchmarks to ensure hotel sustainability

first_imgCornell’s Centre for Hospitality Research has created default sustainability data, thus setting the latest benchmarks for hotel sustainability. The report, ‘Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2016: Energy, Water, and Carbon’ led by Eric Ricaurte in collaboration with eleven global hotel firms, analyses data provided for 8,880 properties.“By adding new segmentation by climate and hotel type, we have strengthened our industry-centric approach to this effort, given the realization that a practical benchmark must start within specific locations and segments, rather than trying to compare all properties,” said Ricaurte.The results presented in the CHSB2016 Index report will allow users to obtain the range of benchmarks for energy consumption, water consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions for hotels within specific segments and geographic locations.“The travel and tourism sector has an incredible opportunity to drive sustainability around the world. The CHSB benchmark provides hotels the information that they need to know where they stand among their peers, and to apply that information to drive improvements and promote their own efforts to customers,” said Denise Naguib, Vice President, Sustainability and Supplier Diversity, Global Operations, Marriott International.The data for this report was provided by  Diamond Resorts, Hilton Worldwide, Host Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt Hotels Corporation, InterContinental Hotels Group, Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, Marriott International, Park Hotel Group, Saunders Hotel Group, The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, and Wyndham Worldwide.last_img

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