Thanks to the staygreencheck, you know whether it’s good. We know that looking for sustainable accommodations can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Given the choice of a more green or less green place to stay, who wouldn’t want to book the option that is better for our planet? But we know it’s not always that straight forward, so we’ve come up with a solution to make booking green hotels easy: the bookdifferent.com staygreencheck.
bookdifferent.com works with the most eligible ecolabels. These labels are provided by organizations that identify products or services that comply with sustainable standards as a quality mark that are less environmentally harmful or promote a fair business.
The carbon footprint is the amount of carbon dioxide (CO²) released into the atmosphere because of the activities of an individual, organization or community. By releasing greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, we have an impact on the environment, causing climate change. The carbon footprint is calculated by means of a statistical formula. This formula was developed by the Breda University of Applied Sciences (BUAS) in cooperation with bookdifferent.com and the Dutch tourism sector as a part of the ‘Carbon management for tour operators’ (CARMATOP) project. We have integrated this model in our dataset to automatically calculate the carbon footprint of all the accommodations we have in our database. Based on the real output of direct electricity use of a significant number of hotels an average output is calculated per hotel per guest night in kilos.
carbon footprint calculator
The Hotel Carbon Footprint Calculator is an innovative online carbon calculation calculator for hoteliersto help them calculate carbon footprint in an easy and understandable way.