Greenview, a specialist in sustainability software, data and programmes in hospitality, has developed the Hotel Footprinting Tool, a free solution that allows users to calculate the carbon footprint of their hotel stays.
The Hotel Footprinting Tool is powered by data from over 20,000 hotels around the world collected via the Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index and using the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative methodology.
Users can input the location, star rating and number of nights to the tool, and obtain an instant carbon footprint for their stay based on the average emissions of hotels in that market.
Bulk data download is also available for corporate users.
Greenview CEO, Eric Ricaurte, noted that more companies are looking to quantify the hotel footprint as part of business travel, and to rely on sound data when providing offset solutions.
“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,” he added.
Commenting on the new tool, Patrick O’Meara, Interim CEO, Sustainable Hospitality Alliance said: “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.”