Cornell Hospitality Reports

Wyndham Worldwide, in partnership with hospitality industry leaders, works with The Center for Hospitality Research at Cornell University to conduct sustainability research.  

Framework for Sustainable Measurement of Hotel

This report presents a conceptual framework for developing sustainability performance indicators to address present stakeholder requests, as well as others that may arise.

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Determining Materiality in Carbon Footprinting: What Counts and What Does Not

Based on data from 154 hotels in 25 countries, this report presents a materiality analysis of two sources of hotel greenhouse gases, fugitive coolant emissions and mobile fuels.

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Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Study

Members of the Wyndham Green team were involved in this study to provide credible benchmarks according to industry‐specific segmentation and metrics globally; provide industry data analysis while maintaining a confidential data set, through an academic centre, that will not be shared with 3rd parties or used commercially; and pursue a common definition and transparent, rigorous method for modelling carbon and energy usage based on hotel‐specific attributes and data.

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Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative

Wyndham Worldwide, in partnership with the World Travel and Tourism Council and the International Tourism Partnership, participated in the rollout of the Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative – a united hotel industry effort to calculate and communicate carbon impacts by agreeing on a standardized methodology and metrics.

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