China Aims To Build 10,000 Green Hotels In Four Years

May 27, 2009 | Print | Email Email | Comments | Category: Environment

Di Jiankai, the director of the Trade Service Division of China's Ministry of Commerce, has disclosed to the Chinese media that China will try to create 10,000 green hotels by 2012.

Of the 10,000 green hotels, 1,000 will be created in 2009, 2,000 in 2010, 3,000 in 2011 and 4,000 in 2012. These green hotels are expected to reduce water consumption by 20%, cut electricity consumption by 20%, and cut carbon dioxide emissions by 45,000 tons over four years.

Han Ming, a director of the China Hotel Association, told a recent conference that a national green hotel working commission has been established by the Ministry of Commerce, the National Development and Reform Commission, the Ministry of Environmental Protection, The State-owned Assets Supervision, the Administration Commission of the State Council, the National Standards Commission, and the China Hotel Association. Han said that, from now on, five-leaf green hotels will be appraised by a national appraisal department and four-leaf and below hotels will be accredited by provincial level departments.

It is understood that the global financial crisis has had some negative effects on China's economic development. Statistics show that in the first four months of this year, China's accommodation and food industry achieved a revenue of CNY570.61 billion, which was an increase of 18.6% over the same period of last year, but the rate of increase declined by 5.2%. In addition the average room occupancy of high star-graded hotels in first tier cities was only 30%.

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5 Responses to “China Aims To Build 10,000 Green Hotels In Four Years”

  1. By paul huntJune 15th, 2009 at 11:40 am

    We are looking to have a joint venture technology project with a large American company to build Gyro planes and would be requiring a Green hotel / training centre. We are looking for a company to sponsor / build the green hotel / training centre.

    Can you help advise where one may go to find such a company to build this green project


    Paul Hunt

  2. By Daniel KoeppelSeptember 7th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    I am a hotel general manager who currently studies for a M.Sc. in environmental management and technology. I have 6 years hotel management experience in China.

    I am interested to support this with my experience and know how.
    Available from March 2010 onwards.

    With best regards

    [email protected]

  3. By Richie LeeNovember 9th, 2009 at 3:20 pm


    Our company operating in HK and China specializes in green building
    services and design. Please contact me for further discussion.
    Thank you.

    Regards, Richie Lee
    email : [email protected]

  4. By Azza SaadAugust 31st, 2011 at 9:33 pm


    Dear Sir,

    My name is Azza Saad, I am lecturer at faculty of tourism and hotel management- October 06 university, Cairo –Egypt.
    As I am preparing research (with title of: New strategy for attracting tourists with low environmental footprint), so I will be very appreciative to receive your reply.
    The main reason for choosing the green hotels in China is your country became one of the most important markets for inbound and outbound tourism.

    Thanks and best regards

    Questionnaire to Green Hotels

    Thank you for agreeing to participate in this important survey
    N.B: Please note that the purpose of this survey is to know the current environmental strategies at your esteemed hotel

    1- Are the environmental protection measures a part of the star rating criteria for any hotel?
    Yes No
    2-Is certification of 14001 necessary to be classified as a green hotel?
    Yes No
    3-Is your hotel certified ISO 14001?
    Yes No
    If yes, has ISO certification been driven by: (image and reputation)
    b.cost cutting motives
    c.other (mention)

    4-Do you have an environmental program for your hotel? Yes No
    If yes, is it based on UN’s green globe 21?
    5-Do you provide initiatives to educate your customers and stimulate pro-environmental behavior?
    Yes No

    6-What are the main objectives for applying environmental management system (EMS) at your hotel?
    a.improve waste reduction operations efficiency
    c.waste water management
    d.environmentally sensitive purchasing
    e.others (mention)

    7-Do you think that EMS only can emphasize the hotel image as being environmental friendly property?
    If no, what else? (mention)

    8-Are your products limited to green ones?
    Yes No

    9-Are your marketing campaigns addressed to certain segment (s)?
    Yes No
    If yes, to whom?
    How do you reach to this segment (s)?
    * Specialized magazine * internet * green tour operators
    * Environmental association * other (mention)

    11- What do you know about the profile of environmental footprint tourists(EFT)?
    – higher level of education – higher income level
    – higher level of altruism – higher level of moral obligation
    – distinct age profile

    – distinct gender profile

    12- Do you think that eco tourists could be a sub segment of EFTs?
    Yes No
    If yes, mention reasons

    13- What tourist behavior can be considered as sustainable?

  5. By Dr. Azza SaadSeptember 14th, 2011 at 2:57 am

    Dear Sir, May you tell me how many green hotels in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hangzhou

    Best regards

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