Essentially, an eco-friendly or environmentally friendly hotel is one that is built or operated in such a way as to minimize both the carbon footprint of the business operation as well as the carbon footprint of those who work and stay there by implementing a series of sustainable actions. Eco-Hotels are designed and run to have a positive impact on the environment as well as the local community.
5 Features of an Eco-Friendly Hotel
- Feature #1 – Energy Saving Systems
- Feature #2 – Sustainable Local Products
- Feature #3 – Water Saving Systems
- Feature #4 – Non-Toxic and Natural
- Feature #5 – Carbon Neutrality
How to find a hotel is Eco Friendly?
You can understand it by one of below items:
1- Green Key Eco-Lable Badge
The Green Key certificate is a leading standard of excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious certificate represents a commitment by businesses that their tourism establishments adhere to the strict criteria stipulated by the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE).
Booking.com has collaborated with industry experts, such as Sustainalize, to identify a set of the most impactful practices for a property to consider in five key areas: waste, energy and greenhouse gases, water, supporting local communities and protecting nature. It help tourism companies to boost transparency, offer responsible alternatives to travelers, and demonstrate positive environmental performance.
Dubai & Green Strategy
By virtue of Vision 2021, the UAE is striving to diversify its income resources by moving away from oil. In January 2012, Sheikh Mohammed launched the Green Economy initiative under the slogan: A green economy for sustainable development.
Dubai relaunch the Carbon Calculator as part of their ongoing commitment to support the UAE Net Zero by 2050 Strategy, and align with the Dubai Economic Agenda D33. The upgraded platform also further aligns with the UAE’s commitment to achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Under this initiative, the UAE seeks to become a global hub and a successful model of the new green economy, to enhance the country’s competitiveness and sustainability and preserve its environment for future generations.