June 29th, 2012 by TRT Blog
Early last week, it was reported that 23 international hotel organizations have agreed on a standard measurement to calculate the carbon footprint of hotel stays and meetings. As a world leader in environmentally safe, on-site furniture asset management, refinishing and upholstery specializing in hotels, universities and government facilities, The Refinishing Touch team has long awaited the day that such a measurement would be adopted, and most importantly, be used around the globe.
The methodology, named HCMI 1.0, was created in 2011 by The International Tourism Partnership (ITP) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). Facilities around the world, including boutique hotels and casinos, have tested the transparent carbon measurement over the past year, ensuring its credibility and effectiveness in today’s green world.
The measurement of carbon emissions will be implemented by some of the most well-known hotel chains, including the Fairmont, Hilton, Hyatt, InterContinental, and the Marriott. The standardization ensures consistency and transparency when reporting on a building’s sustainability.
The HCMI 1.0 tool is another example of the green revolution that is taking place today, especially in the hospitality industry. Some of the large hotel organizations that are now using the standard carbon measurement system have even used our furniture asset management services, showcasing some of the behind-the-scenes, sustainable investments various hotel chains are making in an effort to create a greener world.
For more information about The Refinishing Touch’s past eco-friendly projects at hotels, universities and government facilities, or to calculate your own carbon footprint using our Carbon Foot Print Calculator, visit our website here.