Three room2 properties verified as carbon neutral

by: Felicity Cousins | February 21, 2024

UK: Room2 Southampton, Chiswick and Hammersmith have been verified as carbon neutral, in accordance with the PAS 2060 standard, for the year of 2022.

PAS 2060 is an internationally recognised specification for carbon neutrality, setting out the requirements for quantifying, reducing and offsetting greenhouse gas emissions for organisations and products.

Developed by the British Standards Institution in 2010, PAS 2060 takes companies through the process to carbon neutrality in four stages: measurement, reduction, offsetting and documentation. 

At the end of the process, businesses can then get verified by an independent third party to be verified as carbon neutral. Room2 went through the third party verification process with BSI.

The verification process involves evaluating the monitoring and controls systems which have been set up and interviewing employees. BSI also completed verification of data through sampling, recalculation, retracing, cross-checking and reconciliation according to room2. 

“This means we’ve meticulously measured and offset our carbon footprint for room2 Hammersmith, Chiswick, and Southampton in accordance with the standard’s requirements,” the company posted on LinkedIn.

The Lamington Group recently added to its net zero “hometel” brand with the opening of room2 Belfast last summer.

The 175-room “hometel” – a cross between a hotel and an apartment-style offering – is the fourth room2 and the first of the brand outside England. Other room2 locations are in London (Chiswick and Hammersmith) and Southampton. There are more room2’s being developed in York, Glasgow, Manchester and Bristol.

In line with the Lamington Group’s sustainability pathway, which will see it aim to be net zero by 2030, the fully electric room2 Belfast includes rooms which only use power when they are occupied, solar energy generation and 100 per cent renewable energy.

The image above is of room2 York which is slated to open later this year.

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