[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 industry benchmarks, a more thorough understanding of attributes affecting energy usage and carbon emissions can be advanced. Lessons learned can be applied to both internal and external stakeholder audiences with the end goal of reducing the environmental impact of hotel operations.
Chong, H., & Ricaurte, E. (2014). Hotel sustainability benchmarking (hsb) study [Electronic article]. The Center for Real Estate and Finance Working Paper Series, 2014-003, 1-22.