TWO local hotels have made it on to the list of Ireland's top 10 Green Hotels.
The Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport and Bewley's Hotel Dublin Airport were verified under the Green Hospitality Programme.
Based on 2013 figures, The Green Hospitality Programme announced its first league table listing the top Irish hotels that are doing their bit by going green and reducing their carbon footprint.
In fourth place was Bewley's Hotel, Dublin Airport, which has been a Green Hospitality Member since 2010 and certified by the Green Hospitality Programme. It scored highly in the C02 and water categories and is fully committed to the Green Hospitality Programme.
In eighth spot was the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport, which has been a member since 2008 and holds the Green Hospitality Silver Award.
Declan Meagher, General Manager of the Carlton Hotel, Dublin Airport said: 'Carlton Hotel Dublin Airport is delighted to be awarded the accolade of Ireland's eighth Greenest Hotel.
'The team at the hotel have worked continuously to minimise the hotels impact on the environment through a focused and measured approach to energy, water and waste management processes whilst retaining our focus on delivering a quality sustainable hospitality product to our clients. The hotel aims to continue this measured approached to environmental management in 2014 and beyond.'
The league table is the first of many initiatives to celebrate and recognise hotels that have made commendable changes to go green, and in turn make savings for their business.
James Hogan of The Green Hospitality Programme spoke of the importance of the hospitality sector going 'green' .
'Green hospitality has saved our members €35,000 / annum on average, through 'no cost' and 'low cost' measures. Reducing ones environmental footprint, by reducing waste is good for business and the environment.'