Green Key Eco-Rating Program reaches 1,500+ participants (August 17, 2010)
The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) has announced that more than 1,500 hotels are now actively engaged in the Green Key Eco-Rating Program – which ranks, certifies and inspects hotels and resorts based on their commitment to sustainable “green” operations — following the signing up of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Accor North America, MGM Resorts International, Fairmont Hotels & Resorts and Carlson US properties.
“Our new alliance with the American Hotel & Lodging Association, in addition to our new hotel brand agreements has solidified Green Key’s presence in the United States.,” said Tony Pollard, president of the Hotel Association of Canada. “Our industry’s commitment to improving environmental performance has always been outstanding and the Green Key program has been an important tool for hoteliers in achieving their goals”.
The Green Key Eco-Rating Program evaluates hotels on a scale of one to five Keys, with five Keys being the highest ranking. Results are based on a comprehensive evaluation of the hotel’s sustainability efforts. Upon completion of the Green Key audit, the property is awarded a Key ranking, as well as a comprehensive performance report that includes recommendations, best practices and potential areas for improvement and savings.