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Hotels Have a Huge Opportunity to Improve the Efficiency of Existing Buildings by Retrofitting, says Green Hotelier

Green Infrastructure - Hotels Have a Huge Opportunity to Improve the Efficiency of Existing Buildings by Retrofitting. The International Tourism Partnership has launched issue 58 of Green Hotelier, a free online magazine that highlights best practice in sustainability in the hospitality industryThe International Tourism Partnership has launched issue 58 of Green Hotelier, a free online magazine that highlights best practice in sustainability in the hospitality industry. According to a 2009 report by the UK’s Investment Property Forum, new buildings represent only between 1 and 2% of total UK commercial building stock, therefore retrofitting existing buildings offers real potential to reduce carbon emissions and increase energy efficiency. The commercial and environmental imperatives for retrofitting are clear given that the building sector accounts for between 30 and 40% of global energy use. Read More »

Growth in Hotel Sector Offers Opportunities to Improve the Industry’s Environmental Impact

Green Lifestyles - Growth in Hotel Sector Offers Opportunities to Improve the Industry's Environmental Impact. The International Tourism Partnership has launched issue 57 of Green Hotelier, a free online magazine that highlights best practice in sustainability in the hospitality industryThe International Tourism Partnership has launched issue 57 of Green Hotelier, a free online magazine that highlights best practice in sustainability in the hospitality industry. Focusing on the challenges and opportunities of embedding innovation in sustainable design into new-build properties, issue 57 explores how the hotel industry can incorporate the latest technologies and designs to ensure improved environmental performance. Read More »

Major International Hotel Companies Standardize Carbon Measures

Major international hotel companies demonstrate leadership through new initiative to standardise the industry’s carbon measures.

The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) are collaborating on a groundbreaking initiative to unite hotel industry efforts to calculate and communicate carbon impact by agreeing on a standardized methodology and metrics informed by the GHG Protocol standards. For the first time, leaders within the hotel industry are collaborating to reach a consensus on a single methodology for calculating carbon footprints and consistent metrics for communicating emissions. Read More »

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