The Cornell Hotel Sustainability Benchmarking Index (CHSB) is an industry-led global data collection and benchmarking initiative, with data on energy, water and carbon emissions from over 20,000 hotels around the world. Participants in the CHSB index include major hotel brands, operators and owners, representing all regions of the world.
The public data set is published by Cornell’s School of Hospitality Research free of charge and contains average hotel performance for different types of hotels in different geographies. Hotels which participate directly in the index receive a confidential, bespoke benchmarking report showing how they are performing against their competitive set.
CHSB data is used by governments, corporate customers, travel management companies and numerous other organizations to determine benchmarks and estimates for energy and water usage, and carbon footprints.
Submit property data for benchmarking
Submit property data for benchmarking or request portfolio hotels already in dataset
Use data set to estimate carbon emissions of hotel stay for company or client Scope 3 emissions or offsetting
Incorporate emissions factors into emissions calculation and reporting guidance
Use carbon footprint estimates to support Scope 3 calculations for offsetting
Hotels benchmark performance in:
- Carbon footprint per room
- Carbon footprint per occupied room
- HCMI per occupied room
- Energy usage per occupied room
- Energy usage per square meter
- % of total energy from renewable sources
- Water usage per occupied room
- Water usage per square meter
- Coming soon
4 simple steps for hotels to take part:
- Sign up using our online forms
- Submit data
- Pay fee
- Receive report