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Greenview launches carbon calculation tool for hotel stays

The Hotel Footprinting Tool is powered by data from more than 20,000 hotels around the world

Greenview, a leading platform for sustainability software, data and programs in hospitality, has launched the Hotel Footprinting Tool, a free system for calculating the carbon footprint of hotel stays.

Users can enter the location, star rating and number of nights to obtain an instant carbon footprint rating for their stay based on the average emissions of hotels in that market. The tool also allows users to estimate the carbon footprint of meetings held in hotels.

The Hotel Footprinting Tool is powered by data from hotels around the world collected via the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index and using the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative methodology.

Speaking about the platform, Greenview CEO Eric Ricaurte said: “As momentum increases towards net zero, more and more companies are looking to quantify the hotel footprint as part of business travel, and when providing offset solutions, to use sound data.

“We are excited to present the Hotel Footprinting Tool which allows companies and travel intermediaries to access a global dataset of hotel carbon footprints which can be integrated into calculations and systems quickly and efficiently. We look forward to releasing an even more comprehensive dataset supported by all the major brands.”

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The platform also includes an option for companies that wish to calculate the carbon footprint of hotel stays to download bulk data.

Sustainable Hospitality Alliance interim CEO Patrick O’Meara added: “We are delighted to support the Hotel Footprinting Tool which has been created using the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative (HCMI) methodology developed by the industry. It provides a simple solution to those wishing to calculate their hotel emissions for Scope 3 business travel, and users will be assured that the estimations are globally consistent and comparable. As the requirement for such calculations increases, common approaches based on robust data are vital.”

For more information, and to access the tool free of charge, visit www.hotelfootprints.org

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