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Green Lodging Calculator

NEWMOA developed the Green Lodging Calculator to help lodging facilities and sustainable hospitality programs estimate the financial and environmental benefits from sustainable practices.


The Calculator is the culmination of a multi-year effort aimed at improving the methodologies used for estimating and communicating the positive environmental and financial benefits of sustainable lodging practices. The tool contains over 40 waste-, water-, and energy-related measures covering 18 common practices that lodging facilities can implement. These are only some of the sustainable activities that can result in environmental and financial savings. Many third-party lodging certification programs, as well as state and local certification/recognition programs promote additional sustainable practices but there was insufficient data on their impacts to build into the Calculator.

This Project was funded by the EPA as part of the Pollution Prevention Resource Exchange (P2Rx).

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