Yes indeed it is difficult to differentiate true green hotels from hotels simply communicating on green certification...
That's why it is important to have global certification scheme, such as Green Globe .
The leading Australia hotel chain, Rydges, has just announced that two hotels have become Green Globe Bronze Benchmarked Hotels - Rydges Lakeland Resort Queenstown and Capitol Square Hotel in Sydney.
Their key green performance areas are:
•Energy efficiency, conservation and management
•Reduction in green house gas emissions
•Reduction in the consumption of fresh water and resources
•Support for local community development
•Improved management of social and cultural issues
•Improved land use planning and management
•Improved air quality and noise reduction
•Improved waste water management
•Waste minimization, reuse and recycling
Congratulations to both properties! more info at www.rydges.com/green-globe-hotels.asp