Carbon Footprint Calculator for Hotels in Hong Kong

Environment and Conservation Fund, HKSAR

Joseph Lai, Francis Yik, Michael Liu

Department of Building Services Engineering, PolyU


For identifying greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions/removals of hotels in Hong Kong, this calculator was devised under the project "Carbon Footprint Analysis of Hotels in Hong Kong.  The project, undertaken by a study team in the Department of Building Services Engineering of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, was funded by the Environment and Conservation Fund of the Hong Kong Government.

The core basis upon which this calculator was developed refers to the methodology and procedures contained in the Guidelines to Account for and Report on Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Removals for Buildings (Commercial, Residential or Institutional Purposes), which was jointly published by the Environmental Protection Department and the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department in 2010.  The emission factors adopted in the algorithm of this calculator essentially refer to those pertaining to year 2010 or the latest figures which were publicly available at the time when this calculator was developed.


Disclaimer:  This calculator is intended to serve as a reference protocol for calculating carbon footprints of hotels in Hong Kong.  The designer of this calculator will accept no liability for any consequence that may arise from the use of this calculator.

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