CLIMATE SCORE FAQ

What is the Climate Score?

The Climate Score describes the climate footprint of the guest while staying at a hotel. The Climate Score has been developed to help guests and companies choose climate-friendly hotel and conference venues. At the same time, it is a tool that enables hotels to prioritize which initiatives they should focus their climate initiatives on.
The Climate Score is affected by the guest and the consumption of the hotel and choice of food, energy, etc. Conscious Convenience has developed the Climate Score, which is based on recognized methods and developed with inputs from the Technical University of Denmark and CONCITO.

How should the Climate Score be interpreted?

The Climate Score is a rolling score which goes from 1-10. Therefore, it is always the hotel with the lowest CO2 emission who is given the score of 10 and the rest is distributed with lesser scores all the way to 1. The score is set and updated once a year at Momondo Climate Award. From here on after potential new hotels and hotels who provide more complete data will be the only ones with new scores until the next award is given. 

We define the score as;

9+ = Fantastic
7-9 = Incredibly good
5-7 = Mediocre
3-5 = Adequate
1-3 = Insufficient

This allows you to choose which climate footprint you want to have during your hotel and/or conference stay. The Climate Score is developed to make it easy for you as a guest to choose from an easy and well-known scale, which at the same time motivates hotels to improve their climate footprint over time. 

What is included in the Climate Score?

The Climate Score is developed to assess the stay at a hotel. The Climate Score includes all the same activities as when you stay at home. This means that all meals, transport and leisure time are included.
To be able to compare hotels of different sizes, the number of guests that the hotels service each year is taken into account. To cover these activities at the hotel and be able to distribute the emissions to the guests, data is collected for a number of categories.

1. Transport

2. Energy

3. Food

4. Beverages

5. Waste

6. Water

7. Hotel purchase

8. Service

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Conscious Convenience has strict requirements to hotels when uploading data.
In this way, we ensure that all collected data is valid and the Climate Score is thereby calculated on the correct data basis.

The consumption of the hotels varies all the time. How do you handle it?

Hotel consumption varies constantly over the year in the same way as your own consumption at home. Therefore, the Climate Score is calculated for a whole year at a time and is updated every year. Thus, the Climate Score from year to year is comparable between hotels.

How do you calculate the climate footprint?

The Climate Score is based on CO2 emissions. These emissions are based on what are called life cycle analysis. The life cycle analysis is an analysis of various products and their emissions from "cradle to grave". This means that you take a single product and examine all the processes and materials that have been used to produce this particular product.
If you look, for example, at a bottle of water, there are certain materials, which are necessary to produce the bottle, including e.g. plastic for bottle and paper for stickers. All these materials have required energy and raw materials for various processes that emit greenhouse gases before being assembled to the final product. When you have collected all this, you are left with a CO2 emission factor.
This is done for all the goods and resources that are used to keep each hotel running, which results in a total climate footprint.

What Climate Score should the hotel have before it is more climate-friendly than staying at home?

Du skal have en Klimascore på over 7.1. Den gennemsnitlige dansker udleder omkring 47 kg CO2 om dagen. Hvis man så forestiller sig, at du skal være på et hotel en hel dag og have en mindre udledning, skal du blot vælge et hotel med en Klimascore over 7.1.

Are sustainability and climate important for the guest and businesses?

The answer is YES. Over the past few years, Conscious Convenience has conducted a number of analyses of both leisure guests, business guests, hotel directors and hotel procurement directors with over 500 respondents. The answer regarding the choice of hotel is clear;

  1. Price 
  2. Location
  3. Honesty 
  4. Climate/Sustainability 

The common denominator for the guest is: "I want documentation of the sustainability of the hotel, while at the same time being presented with sustainability as an integral part of my guest experience."

This is further supported by other surveys conducted by for example momondo, which states that 70% of danes prefers climate-friendly overnight stays

Why is the price not exactly the same here as on other booking websites?

www.klimascore.com has been developed with a focus on climate and how to take proactive choices when choosing a hotel and conference venue to reduce the climate footprint. Therefore, we have decided that the price shown is just an indicative price for each hotel, which is updated monthly. The first weekend of the month, all prices are updated based on the price of the cheapest double room 2 months ahead. All prices are taken from the hotel's own website.
In this way, the guest has a price range to act on, but without it taking focus away from prioritizing climate in the decision-making process.