This Know How Guide offers an introduction to sustainability certification for hotels. It will help you understand why you might seek certification and the key performance areas for sustainable hotel certification, as well as giving an overview of some of the most common certifications. In addition, this guide includes a spreadsheet that allows you to easily identify and compare a range of certifications available. Hotel certification schemes vary in application, region, complexity, price and more. Most include — to a greater or lesser degree — some focus on energy, water, waste, community engagement, heritage and biodiversity conservation, sustainable procurement, accountability and human resources practices, architecture and design, and some incorporate all these areas. Click here to read Green Hoteliers article here.