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    • Benchmarking Index 2018: Carbon, Energy, and Water 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2018-08-02)
      The fifth annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study includes data from substantially more hotels than in all previous years. While the bulk of the data come from hotels in the United States, the study also ...
    • Benchmarking Index 2019: Carbon, Energy, and Water 

      Ricaurte, Eric; Jagarajan, Rehmaashini (2019-07-01)
      The sixth annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study finds that participating hotels generally have continued to reduce their energy and water use, although the energy intensity recorded by luxury hotels continues ...
    • Calculating Hotel Industry Impact: The Case of Hilton Lightstay 

      Foster, Daniella; Ricaurte, Eric; Farrar, Lindy (2019-10-01)
      With the development of such initiatives as the Paris Agreement and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), many of the world’s nations are pledging action to address concerns regarding carbon production and energy use. ...
    • Determining Materiality in Hotel Carbon Footprinting: What Counts and What Does Not 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2012-09-01)
      As hotel companies seek in good faith to determine and report their carbon footprints, often in response to stakeholder requests, the issue of materiality arises, in which the hotel firm must determine what factors are ...
    • Developing a Sustainability Measurement Framework for Hotels: Toward an Industry-wide Reporting Structure 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2011-07-01)
      Taking a historical context for sustainability measurement within the industry and globally, this report presents a conceptual framework for developing sustainability performance indicators to address present stakeholder ...
    • Environmental Implications of Hotel Growth in China: Integrating Sustainability with Hotel Development 

      Noordzy, Gert; Ricaurte, Eric; James, Georgette; Wu, Meng (2016-05-06)
      China has embarked on the largest program of new hotel construction the world has ever seen. Even though the nation’s growth rate has eased somewhat in the past year, China’s hotel development continues at a pace that would ...
    • Hospitality Sustainability Reporting: Slow, Steady Progress 

      Ricaurte, Eric; Verma, Rohit Ph.D; Withiam, Glenn (2012-12-01)
      In a far-reaching examination of the current status of sustainability reporting in the hospitality industry, the 2012 Cornell Sustainability Roundtable covered issues relating to sustainability reporting, customer perceptions ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking 

      Chong, Howard; Ricaurte, Eric (2014-05-02)
      A landmark Cornell University study has industry-wide data collection and analysis effort to benchmark. This report highlights the results of the first Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) study which focuses ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (HSB) Study 

      Chong, Howard; Ricaurte, Eric (2014-01-31)
      [Excerpt] This document presents the results of the first Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (HSB) study of hotel carbon and energy data from the 2012 calendar year, which may evolve and repeat annually. By developing ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2016: Energy, Water, and Carbon 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2016-07-08)
      Several studies have been undertaken or attempted by industry and academe to address the need for lodging industry carbon benchmarking. However, these studies have focused on normalizing resource use with the goal of rating ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2017: Energy, Water, and Carbon 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2017-12-01)
      This report presents the results of the fourth annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking (CHSB) study, an update to last year’s CHSB2016 study, which was undertaken as a collaborative effort of the Cornell University ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2020: Carbon, Energy, and Water 

      Ricaurte, Eric; Jagarajan, Rehmaashini (2020-11-13)
      The seventh annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study includes data from considerably more hotels than last year. While the bulk of the data still come from hotels in the United States, the study also recorded ...
    • Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index 2021: Carbon, Energy, and Water 

      Ricaurte, Eric; Jagarajan, Rehmaashini (2021-09-21)
      The annual Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking study, published for the eighth consecutive year, finds a general reduction in energy and water usage among the participating hotels over the past three years (2017 ...
    • The Hospitality Industry Confronts the Global Challenge of Sustainability 

      Ricaurte, Eric (2012-01-01)
      The third annual CHR Sustainability Roundtable continued the process begun in earlier roundtables of advancing the response of industry and academe to the challenges facing the hospitality industry regarding sustainability. ...