Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) 2015 Call for Participation Now Open
This year"s call for participation is open through August 31, 2014. The second study will cover a wider range of global markets and segments, add water to the benchmarking results, and further analyze the drivers of energy usage. Howard Chong, Assistant Professor at the Cornell University School of Hotel Administration, will continue leading the data analysis and authoring this year"s study. "We are pleased to build upon the momentum from last year"s study and produce valuable insight for the industry on these topics as they increasingly come to the forefront of industry discussions," said Chong. "Our goal this year is that hotel companies of all sizes will find meaningful value in contributing data, and that on a whole we can move the industry forward on improving performance."
Participants will receive a confidential performance report for their respective portfolio that includes comparative benchmarking by market, a data validity test, and a carbon footprint generated through a unified calculation method. Data will be aggregated and analyzed in the industry study, slated for publication in the spring of 2015. Interested parties may contact Eric Ricaurte, the study"s project manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.