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Green Key Eco-Rating

Green Key Global is pleased to announce that the Hyatt Ottawa-West, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts will be one of the first newly built hotels in the world to open their doors with a 5 Key Eco-Rating.   With the planned opening in May 2021, the new 140 room hotel exemplifies the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility throughout all areas of operations. The hotel...

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Right now, world leaders are at the UN Climate Change Conference in Madrid to discuss strategies to find solutions to address the climate crisis.   According to The Emissions Gap Report 2019: A UN Environment Synthesis Report, we need to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 15 billion metric tons by 2030.   Green Key Global assesses and measures in nine of the core areas of sustainability and directly impacts seven...

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Green Key Global, a leading international environmental third party-certification body created specifically for the hospitality and meeting industries, is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the launch of its new brand identity and website.   “Our revitalized brand signals the strengthening momentum of Green Key Global and the sustainability efforts of the industry overall,” says Susie Grynol Managing Director of Green Key Global. “Sustainability is important to our...

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The Green Key Eco-Rating Program, the lodging industry’s certification program of choice, has been renovated, and we are pleased to announce that version 3.0 (V3) is now available! The move to V3 is all part of Green Key Global’s continuing goal of remaining the leading environmental certification body in the industry and to align ourselves with GSTC Recognition status. What is GSTC? The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC)...

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Last month, The Weather Network shared their Winter Preview for the upcoming season, and while we were spoiled with a mild winter last year, the prediction is that we will experience a more “traditional winter” this season. Winter can be beautiful and tons of fun, but it also means icy roads, snowstorms, and high heating and electrical bills. Things no business looks forward too. That said,...

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Water conservation is nothing new.  Many organizations in this space have encouraged hotels to conserve water for years – we even wrote about it for World Water Day last year.  We have seen many hotels update their fixtures to ensure that they have reduced flow and flush in their bathrooms, and some are even recycling rainwater, but have you thought about taking it to the...

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