The environmental hotspots and origins vary widely per business model
During a pilot in 2017, we assessed the environmental impact of 10 hotels in Amsterdam. The results showed two things. First, in comparison to production industries, it is relatively easy to calculate the environmental performance of hospitality businesses. It can be performed in as little as one day, and provide hoteliers with accurate and valuable insight to decrease their environmental impact. It also showed that hotels differ significantly from each other, both in terms of total environmental impact and the origin of these impacts. For some hotels, for example, electricity might be an important factor, while the environmental impact of other hotels might be largely caused by their food consumption or even their furniture.