Hotel Owners for Tomorrow (HOT) has launched at HICAP 2016. The founding signatories of the HOT initiative will represent the first ever high profile coalition of hotel owners in Asia committed to a fixed set of sustainable actions, supported by brands, management companies, and industry supporters.
In its third year, the Green Venue Report compares green performance over a wide-range of areas including: energy efficiency, waste management, water usage, food and beverage services, cleaning practices, staff involvement, communications and certifications.
The global Green Lodging Survey is the world’s most significant and comprehensive hotel sustainability study to date as it aims to put down a marker for the industry with tens of thousands of hospitality groups and individual hotels expected to participate. The survey is a complimentary service which will provide participants with a confidential report on their own performance as well as contribute to a fast growing movement in the hospitality industry that is putting sustainability at the top of the global travel and tourism agenda.
The third annual industry study of sustainability performance benchmarking of energy, water, and carbon emissions is now open for participation. Hotel owners and operators of all sizes are invited to participate in this innovative industrywide collaboration. (download press release here).
“Best actions to engage participants on sustainability” was the theme of the 2016 UFI Sustainable Development Award. UFI’s objective, when setting this theme, was to recognise initiatives that spread knowledge, enhance attendee experience, and educate and inspire participants on sustainability, both at and beyond the event. The American Chemical Society (ACS) was one of the two winners for its National Meetings & Expositions.
The hotel industry will be able to compare ranges of energy and water use, as well as carbon footprint, using a new tool from the Center for Hospitality Research (CHR). Developed by researchers Howard Chong and Eric Ricaurte, the Hotel Sustainability Tool 2015 is available from the CHR at no charge.
See the Specialty Food Association in Action at the HIP Network Innovation & Leadership video series, which aims to highlight event organizers and suppliers who are putting these concepts into action for the betterment of our industry as a whole.
Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc. (NYSE: HST), the nation’s largest lodging real estate investment trust (“REIT”), has been recognized by environmental non-profit CDP as a leader among S&P 500 companies for corporate action on climate change and for climate change transparency. Additionally, Host was recognized by the Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB) as the Global Sector Leader for Hotels and achieved Green Star status…
Green Venue Report, a leading group of event industry professionals committed to the advancement of venue sustainability, is excited to announce the launch of the second annual survey to compare sustainability practices and performance across convention and exhibition centers worldwide. Venues are invited to participate in the multi-question survey beginning April 1st at www.greenvenuereport.com.
Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) 2015 is a collaborative effort among the Cornell University Center for Hospitality Research (CHR), the Cornell Center for Real Estate and Finance (CREF), Greenview, and an industry advisory group. Nine hotel companies supported the inaugural study by providing data from over 4,600 hotels globally. This study, published in May 2014, is freely available for download on the CHR website.
Green Venue Report, a leading group of event industry professionals committed to the advancement of venue sustainability, is excited to announce the upcoming release of their latest findings. The 2014 Green Venue Report is expected to offer a comprehensive overview of convention center across North America, comparing green performance over a wide-range of areas, including: energy efficiency, waste management, water usage, food and beverage services, cleaning practices, communications and certifications. The report will be compiled of data from 16 participating convention centers, representing over 4,000 events, 12 million attendees and 28.5 million square feet of venue space…
Orlando has become the first destination to produce a comprehensive sustainability report focused on the visitor experience. The goal of the report is to tell the sustainability journey of Orlando, allowing it to chronicle progress toward the goal becoming one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations. The Orlando Destination Sustainability Report is a pillar program of Green Destination Orlando (GDO), and co-production between GDO, Greenview and the University of Central Florida’s Rosen College of Hospitality Management, along with community volunteers…