About the Green Lodging Program
Good for the Environment, Good for Business
Stage 1: Self-Evaluation
Familiarize yourself and your staff with the program and the key aspects of environmental management for lodging facilities. Conduct a review of your current practices and identify areas to improve. When you are ready, complete the Green Lodging Designation Application and submit it to Audubon International.
Stage 2: Assessment
Audubon International Green Lodging staff will review your application and schedule a site visit to verify your practices.
Stage 3: Verification
Audubon International Green Lodging staff will direct an independent verification of your facility to assess its environmental best practices.
Stage 4: Eco-Rating Awarded
An eco-rating is awarded based on your overall score and site visit results. We will send you your certificate and prepare an environmental performance report with suggestions about how to improve. Completed applications and reports are confidential and only accessible to you and program staff.
Stage 5: Continuous Improvement
You can increase your eco-rating! Tools are available to help you implement and expand environmental practices, including online resources and fact sheets.
Annual program membership fees are based on the number of rooms the lodging facility has.
Note: This three-year fee cycle starts again in year four, when the facility is eco-rated again.