Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel Carbon Footprint

- Posted by Vivek Gilani on October 27

This blog post summarizes the carbon footprint calculation conducted by Eliminate Carbon Emissions Pvt. Ltd to measure the greenhouse gas emissions of the Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel (pictured below).

Neemrana Fort Palace

Goals and Scope:

The project goals were to determine with the great degree of accuracy possible the total resource consumption inventory, total carbon footprint, and the activity-differentiated carbon footprint of the Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel’s operations. The activity boundaries were categorized as Scope 1, 2, and 3 emissions, with the results displayed in the following table.

Neemrana Fort Palace Activity Boundaries

The stakeholders were defined as the primary realizer (Neemrana Fort) and the fruit jam production facility (Nainital). While many activities resulted in direct emissions (Scope 1), some resulted in indirect emissions through the generation of electricity (Scope 2), and the emissions caused by the production of goods used (Scope 3) must be included as well in a GHG inventory. The emissions of the latter group were calculated using the life cycle assessment.

Neemrana Fort Palace Emission Factor LCA Status

Results:

The following table presents the extrapolated aggregated resource consumption inventory for the Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel.

Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel Resource Consumption Inventory

This resource consumption resulted in a total of 3,282 tons CO2e of 0.145 tons CO2e per stay from the period of June 2009 to May 2010. The results, categorized by activity, are displayed below.

Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel Total Activity Differentiated Carbon Footprint

As is obvious from the results, the vast majority of the greenhouse gas emissions came from the generation of electricity (83.5%). While nothing else came close, the GHG emissions from water (2.3%), generator usage (2.5%) and meat and seafood (2.6%) were also significant. Food, beverage, and waste as a category contributed 6.2% of the total emissions. The same results are displayed in the pie chart below.

Neemrana Fort Palace Hotel Total Activity Differentiated Carbon Footprint Pie Chart

Conclusion:

With electricity generation being responsible for so much of the hotel’s GHG emissions, efforts to reduce these emissions should focus on reducing electricity consumption. Staff and guests can work together to use less electricity through a number of voluntary (or mandatory) measures.

 

The original report can be read here.

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About Vivek Gilani

n Environmental Engineer (MS Environmental Engineering, University of Massachusetts) with expertise in Water, Wastewater Treatment and GHG Inventorying, and Energy Auditing/Analytics. Co-founder of India’s first Carbon-Footprint-Calculation and Reduction movement - the NO2CO2 project at www.no2co2.in, Developer of India-specific Carbon ERP Tools and GHG Emission Factor Databases under the Climatenomics Platform, Co-Founder and Member of the Steering Committee for the First Ecolabelling Program in India - TheGreenSignal, and a civic-rights interventionist working to usher in an era of informed participation in democracy in India as Founder of the ‘Informed Voter Project’ currently on the web at. He is in the process of acquiring formal certification from the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (India) as a Certified Energy Auditor.f both products and service categories from a ‘Lifecycle’, i.e., cradle-to-grave perspective.

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