Carbon calculation tool
If you are a hotel or other type of accommodation, you can calculate your carbon footprint using the carbon calculation tool below. The carbon calculation follows the “Hotel Carbon Measurement Initiative” (HMCI) tool developed by the International Tourism Partnership (ITP). Currently, more than 21,000 hotels have already been calculating their carbon calculation footprint using the HCMI tool. ITP has also developed a benchmarking system, where you can compare your carbon footprint result with the average carbon footprint of your area.
To calculate and compare the carbon footprint of your accommodation, please follow the following steps:
1. Gather information
In order for your accommodation to calculate the carbon footprint, you will need to have the following information ready:
- Total area of the accommodation (m2)
- Total area of guest rooms and corridors (m2)
- Total area of meeting facility space (m2)
- Total area of private or outsourced space inside the accommodation (m2)
- Total number of guest rooms
- Total number of occupied rooms for the reporting year
- Total electricity consumption for the reporting year (kWh)
- Total gas consumption for the reporting year (kWh). Gas consumption measured in cubic meters or cubic feet should be converted to kWh. This website will help you: http://www.energylinx.co.uk/gas_meter_conversion.html
- Total oil consumption for the reporting year (litres)
- If laundry is outsourced, the laundry tonnage for the reporting year (m3)
- If the site has air-conditioning or refrigeration units, any gas leaks of over 100 kg during the reporting year (yes or no)
- If the site has air-conditioning or refrigeration units, any major maintenance during the reporting year (yes or no)
- If the site own/operate vehicles, the amount of gasoline/petrol (litres), diesel fuel (litres) and/or LPG (litres)
2. Calculate your carbon footprint
Please click the carbon footprint button to enter the data and calculate the carbon footprint of your establishment.
The calculation will give you the following data:
- The total carbon emission for the reporting period (tons)
- The carbon emission per occupied room on a daily basis (kg)
- The carbon emission per area of meeting space on an hourly basis (kg).