30 Aug '11, 1pm

Hotel Chains Seek Carbon Measurement Consensus

I’m curious to know why hotel chains aren’t using already established measuring tools like General Reporting Protocol. Are their cases so exceptional that the Scopes laid out in already widely used measurement tools, don’t apply to them? I suppose more is to be revealed a later story. Alison | August 30th, 2011 I too am curious why this is the case. Fairmont, in particular, have already embarked upon developing a carbon inventory following the International Greenhouse Gas Protocol. Michelle | August 30th, 2011 In response to the previous two comments…Maybe the chains are going to discuss extended (scope 3) emissions? Since companies have discretion over which categories they choose to report, general reporting protocols still allow for huge variation across firms in total inventory methodology. The boundary issues based on lease and partially owned assets are also not alwa...

Full article: http://www.environmentalleader.com/2011/08/30/hotel-chain...

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