FM Green Update – November 2015

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Free Tool to Measure Hotel Sustainability

New software has been developed that can help compare the energy use, water demands and carbon footprints of hotels to help hospitality facility managers see how their portfolios stack up against the local and national competition. The free tool, developed by researchers at Cornell University’s Center for Hospitality Research, uses aggregated information from 4,725 hotel properties grouped into chain scale segments for easier comparison.

The Microsoft Excel worksheet provides 12 data tables so operators can select from available locations and size of the operation to get the most accurate benchmarking information for their property. Included in the measurement are readings on carbon footprint per room, occupied room or area unit; hotel energy use per occupied room or area unit; and water use per occupied room or area unit.

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