Eco Rating for Hotels, Lodges, and Inns
Eco Tropical Resorts established the Eco Rating for green hotels interested in assessing and improving their sustainability policies and practices. It is an Online Eco Rating for Hotels, Lodges, and Inns.
During 2007, many members documented their ecotourism activities. At the time they were using an Eco Questionnaire, developed with Jem Winston from Rosalie Forest Eco Lodge/3 Rivers Dominica and Lise Tyrrell. Resort operators urged us to further develop it to incorporate a rating system indicating “degrees of green.”
During 2008, we developed an Eco Rating for resorts to self assess and rate their policies and practices. Hotels were rated on energy, water, recycling/waste, land and nature conservation, and community. Each of these areas have equal weight. This Rating lets lodge owners/managers self rate resorts from 1 to 5 butterflies (with 5 being the highest).
In 2014 we changed the Eco Rating exam a little so that it could be filled in online and generate a score. The online Eco Rating is a work in progress and will be updated to reflect feedback we get and changing times.
All hotels taking the Online Eco Rating have to send in Policies and Procedures. They also have to send in how they measure their consumption. In this way, you know they are not “Greenwashing”. We have personally seen these documents and take the Online Eco Rating very seriously. We back our eco lodges!
To take the Online Eco Rating please go here: Online Eco Rating for Hotels