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The Green Flower Award – criteria.

I get asked (a lot) what is we do the get the Green Flower Award form the European Commission. Here’s the answer;

 

 

The Flower – Application Form

for Tourist Accommodation

 

Ecolabel criteria dated: May 2003

Date of issue of this form: July 2005

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Introduction

 

Tourist accommodation is slightly different from the other product groups covered by the European Ecolabel because it is the first product group to apply to a service.

 

The criteria that applicants need to meet in order to obtain the label are published on the European Commission’s website at http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_102/l_10220030424en00820097.pdf which is the formal Commission Decision on this product group.

The criteria aim at:

  • limiting energy consumption;
  • limiting water consumption;
  • limiting waste production;
  • favouring the use of renewable resources and of substances which are less hazardous to the environment;
  • promoting environmental communication and education.

They criteria will be valid until 30 April 2007, when they will be reviewed.

Although the criteria are detailed, many are very simple, and not all are necessarily relevant to every application.  This Application Form brings together all the requirements.  It explains how to decide whether each criterion is relevant to you, and how to show whether you comply with it.

 

We have tried to answer the questions raised about the scheme, and to make the material easy to follow, but if you need more information, please contact us: we will provide clarification and will adjust the form for future applicants.

 

This form should only be used for applications to the UK Competent Body, as other Competent Bodies have their own forms.  (All the Competent Bodies inEuropeare listed on the Commission’s Ecolabel website at

http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ecolabel/tools/competentbodies_en.htm.)

 

If you have any queries regarding the Criteria, the Application or Verification process please contact Charles Cox on  + 44 (0)20 7082 8672

 

Two copies of all the documentation must be submitted in hard copy (not by email) as follows:

One Copy to:                                                                           One Copy to:

Charles Cox

Ecolabelling Unit

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Zone 6 / D11

Ashdown House

123 Victoria Street

London

SW1E 6DE

United Kingdom

Jonathan Proctor

Green Tourism Business Scheme

4 Atholl Place

Perth

PH1 5ND

United Kingdom

 

How the criteria work

The published criteria are divided into 37 mandatory (compulsory) criteria and 47 optional criteria.  Between them they cover all the environmental impacts normally associated with tourist accommodation.

Applicants must comply with all the mandatory criteria where they are relevant to the accommodation: for example, the requirement for a sauna timer control in criterion 10 does not apply where the accommodation does not have a sauna.  These do not override local or national legislation, which means that the requirement for window insulation in criterion 6 would not override any restrictions on altering windows in historic buildings, for example.

Applicants can choose which of the optional criteria they wish to use.  Each optional criterion carries a number of points (shown in the criteria document and in this form), and applicants need to achieve a total of at least 16.5 points to be awarded the Ecolabel.  However where any of the following three extra facilities are under the management or ownership of the tourist accommodation, the total score required is increased by 1 point:

  • food services (this includes breakfast);
  • fitness activities (this includes saunas, swimming pools and all other such facilities within the accommodation grounds);
  • green areas (this includes parks and gardens which are open to guests).

 

Eligibility

The criteria define the product group “tourist accommodation service” as comprising “the provision, for a fee, of sheltered overnight accommodation in appropriately equipped rooms, including at least a bed, offered as a main service to tourists, travellers and lodgers.  The provision of overnight sheltered accommodation may include the provision of food services, fitness activities and/or green areas.”

This can include hotels, motels, residential clubs, boarding houses, bed and breakfasts, farmhouse accommodation, youth hostels; and accommodation related to health establishments, work and holiday camps, conference centres.  Accommodation on trains, boats and cruise ships is not eligible.  On campsites, only static units such as chalets are eligible.  There are separate Ecolabel criteria for campsites.

Anyone providing such a service, anywhere in the world, may apply for the label.  Tour operators cannot normally apply, because the accommodation must be under the ownership or direct management of the applicant.

 

The application process

If the accommodation is in a European Union member state, the application should be made to the Competent Body in that member state, using the application form provided by that Competent Body.  (There are slight variations for hotel and hostel chains – see the note below on hotel chains).  If the accommodation is outsideEurope, applicants may apply to a Competent Body in a member state of their choice.

Most other Ecolabel product groups require applicants to use a test centre to certify certain test results.  The criteria for tourist accommodation do not do this: they require applicants to show compliance by a mixture of documentation and declarations, as shown in each criterion.  So this Application Form asks applicants to make the declarations in answer to its questions, and to provide the supporting documentation in an accompanying Dossier.  However all the criterion will be verified by a site visit undertaken by a qualified environmental auditor appointed by the Competent Body.  The visit will be made by appointment at a mutually convenient time after a preliminary assessment of the application has been made and all materials received from the applicant.  Applicants are asked to ensure that appropriately knowledgeable staff are available to accompany the auditor: ideally the person who completed the application form should accompany the inspector.

Please note that some of the criteria require applicants to give undertakings about future actions (for example, criterion 9 relates to future purchases of energy efficient lightbulbs).  Others, such as criteria 35 and 36, require applicants to submit information to the Competent Body every year.  Annex A of this form contains forms to be used to provide this information.  If this information is not provided when required, the Competent Body will ask for it, and reserves the right to remove the applicant’s entitlement to use the Ecolabel.  Other criteria, such as criteria 34 and 37, are to do with publicising the Ecolabel, where the Competent Body itself can help by providing materials, and the applicant gives undertakings about providing information about the label.

As requested in the Guide for Applicants, please ensure that all the supporting documentation requested is provided with the application, because failure to do may delay the handling of applications.

 

 

 

Verification Visit

All Competent Bodies arrange a verification visit of the accommodation before deciding the application.  The application fee and annual fees cover the cost of the visit for applicants in theUK(details below).  For applicants outside mainlandUK, the UK Competent Body may need to make an extra charge for arranging a visit– please discuss this with us before applying.

In theUK, Defra (the UK Competent Body) will arrange for the verification visit to be carried out by auditors from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, recognised inScotlandas the official ecolabel for tourist accommodation.

Please note that applications normally take some weeks to deal with, because of the need to arrange a site visit, so we cannot guarantee to deal with applications by specific deadlines.  Applicants must ensure that appropriately knowledgeable staff are available to accompany the auditor.

Where appropriate, Competent Bodies may require supporting documentation and may carry out independent verifications.

 

Hotel and hostel chains

Where a hotel company or hostel organisation running several hotels or hostels wishes to apply for the label, it should note that for the purposes of the scheme each tourist accommodation (such as a hotel or guest house) is treated as a separate entity, and must provide its own Application Form and Dossier.  Fees (see below) are related to and calculated on the basis of each individual accommodation.

Where hotel or hostel companies wish to make applications for several hotels with very similar interiors and infrastructures, Competent Bodies are allowed to give reductions to the application fee after taking into account the specific situation and the number of hotels or hostels involved.

Provided that the Competent Body agrees, hotel or hostel chains with accommodation in different member states can make applications in different ways to suit themselves:

  • the owner or manager of the hotel chain can apply to different Competent Bodies for the hotels in the different countries individually: each Competent Body manages the applications individually and receives the fees (application fee and annual fee);
  • if the owner or manager wishes to apply to one Competent Body for hotels situated in different countries, that Competent Body can inform the Competent Bodies in the other member states and agree with them whether (a) the applications should be dealt with individually, or (b) whether there should be one central coordinating Competent Body for the application procedure (in which case the other Competent Bodies involved can provide technical support about matters like site visits, but the fees go to the Competent Body which receives the application).

Hotel chains should contact the Competent Body to discuss these points before completing an Application Form.

 

Fees

The system of application fees and annual fees (and available reductions) is set out in the Guide for Applicants, but there are some significant differences for tourist accommodation.

 

Where the applicant for tourist accommodation is a micro enterprise or mountain hut, the application fee is reduced by 75%, and no other reductions to this fee apply.  (Micro enterprises are defined in Commission Decision http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/enterprise_policy/sme_definition/decision_sme_en.pdf on the Commission website (an enterprise which employs fewer than 10 persons and whose annual turnover and/or annual balance sheet total does not exceed EUR 2 million). Mountain huts are defined as tourist accommodation suitable for offering a sheltered overnight stay in isolated mountain areas to mountaineers and hikers.)

 

The basic annual fee for tourist accommodation is 0.15% of 50% of the annual value of sales (excl VAT), the annual value of sales being the delivery price (the average fee paid by the guest for the overnight stay, including all the services which do not entail an extra charge) multiplied by the number of overnight stays.

 

The relevant reductions to the basic annual fee apply, as described in the Guide for Applicants, but please note no additional reductions apply to providers of holiday accommodation that are registered as charities.

 

For tourist accommodation, the minimum annual fee is £70.  There is no VAT due on any of the fees.

 

Please note that an additional fee may be charged where the accommodation is outside theUK, depending on the location, to reflect the additional cost of arranging a site visit.

Some local authorities may be prepared to help applicants with the costs of work involved in obtaining the label, or applying for it.  Applicants are advised to discuss this with their local authority before committing themselves to any expense.

 

Before getting started

We hope that many businesses will consider applying for the Ecolabel.  We believe that it has special merits – it’s Europe-wide, it’s been developed with the participation of the industry, and it has huge potential.  For an overview of the benefits of participation, see the specially created website at

http://www.eco-label-tourism.com/frameset/frameset.html?sfgdata=4.

A relatively easy way to get ready for applying is to start with the criteria document itself (http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_102/l_10220030424en00820097.pdf), and to adapt your business gradually to the requirements of the scheme, every time you need to change light bulbs, have plumbing work carried out, or review your training material for staff.  Within a fairly short time you may find that much of your operation complies with the scheme’s requirements.

But we recognise that the Ecolabel for tourist accommodation is a significant commitment.  It is new, and there are many criteria covering different aspects, so it may not be the right label for every business.  We hope that businesses for which this is the case will consider participating in one of the other reputable green tourism initiatives in Europe(see http://www.yourvisit.info/index_gb.html) and beyond.  In the UK, the Green Tourism Business Scheme is available in Scotland through VisitScotland, the Scottish National Tourist Board and in some parts of England: http://www.green-business.co.uk/.

Please read this form in full before applying, as well as the Guide for Applicants, which gives advice on ensuing that the label is right for you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Application Pack has been produced by Shetland Environmental Agency Ltd on behalf of DEFRA.

Acknowledgement to the team:

Jonathan Proctor – Technical

Martin Webb – Technical

Andrea Nicholas – Technical and Design

Laura Bamforth – Design and Formatting

 

Definitions

District heating / cooling: transportation of heat or cold from a generation plant separate from the accommodation but connected to the accommodation by service ducts.

Electricity consumption: kWh of electricity used by the accommodation structure.  For the purpose of measurements, yearly consumption is meant.

Facilities: means or equipment supplied for an activity.

Fitness activities: all those activities in the accommodation that include health and personal care, including aesthetic treatments and sports.

Food services: those services that include distribution of food and/or drink.

Glazing: the glass or plastic panes in a window, door, or skylight.

Green areas: areas that include grass or plants planted on ground.

Insulation: construction materials used for protection from noise, heat, cold or fire.

Local food product: a product which has been caught or grown within 100 km of the accommodation; or, if the geographical conditions of the country warrant it, a product clearly reflecting the traditional regional economy.

Main supplier : one of the 10 main suppliers of the accommodation in terms of quantity of products provided – eg, providers of soap, detergents, paper, food, may be among the main providers of goods, and those responsible for out-sourced laundry service or maintenance of office equipment may be among the main service providers.

Mountain huts: tourist accommodation suitable for offering sheltered overnight stays in isolated mountain areas to mountaineers and hikers.

Renewable energy sources (RES): energy from sources other than finite resources such as fossil fuels. Renewable energy can be used for electricity generation or for heating.  Renewable sources of energy are: biomass (which is the energy released from organic matter), wind, solar (photovoltaic and thermal), geothermal (energy from the natural heat of the earth stored in rock and water within the earth which can be extracted by drilling), wave, tidal and small hydropower.

Solar photovoltaic: direct conversion of solar radiation into electricity.

Type I Ecolabel: an ecolabel that has been developed according to the ISO 14024 guidelines.  These guidelines reflect the life cycle of the ecolabelled product, carrying out consultation with stakeholders, guaranteeing transparency of the criteria development and third party verification of compliance with the criteria.  The Green Tourism Business Scheme is a Type I Ecolabel, so businesses that have been awarded it will qualify for a fee reduction on the European Ecolabel

Waste: any substance or object which the holder disposes of or is required to dispose of pursuant to the provisions of the national law in force (article 1 (a) of Directive 75/442/EEC).  Hazardous waste is covered by Directive 91/689/EEC Annex III.  The most recent list drawn up identifying different products as waste and hazardous waste products is the Annex of Commission Decision 2000/532/EC.  Hazardous waste products are those that have one or more of the properties listed in Annex III of Directive 91/689/EEC.

Waste water plan: a plan of the local water authorities showing how to treat liquid waste in order to obtain waste water suitable for handling by the local treatment plant, according to its type and working conditions.

Wind Energy: energy extracted from the wind by transferring the momentum of passing air to rotor blades.

 

Quality Grading

 

The criteria have been prepared to apply to any “tourist accommodation service” (as defined in this document) anywhere in the world.  Therefore they may not take account of mandatory criteria required to achieve the relevant Quality Grading in any specific country or region.

Any criteria either in the mandatory or optional section of the EU Ecolabel will not apply if it is in direct contradiction with a mandatory requirement of the National Quality Assurance Schemes in theUK.

Application for the EU Ecolabel for Tourist Accommodation

Applications must be made in black, either typescript or manuscript.  All Declaration & Compliance forms must be manually signed.  The following documents must be completed and submitted in paper form (not by email).

  • Applicants & Accommodation Details
  • Compliance & Legal Declaration Forms
  • Checklist – Mandatory Criteria
  • Optional Criteria Assessment
  • Checklist – Optional Criteria
  • Declaration Forms D1 – 84 (as required)
  • Tables 1-5

An up to date copy of all documentation must be kept on the premises to show compliance with the Ecolabel.

Should you be successful in being awarded the EU Ecolabel for Tourist Accommodation you will have to submit the Future Compliance checklist.  This requires the following information to be sent for assessment and to ensure ongoing compliance with the Ecolabel:

Annually

  • Table 6 – Electricity monitoring
  • Table 7 – Energy consumption for heating and sanitary hot water
  • Table 8 – Water monitoring
  • Table 9 – Chemical substance monitoring
  • Table 10 – Waste monitoring

Within one year of being awarded the EU Ecolabel

  • Form 87 – Energy efficient light bulbs

For new installations made within the duration of the Ecolabel

  • Form 85 – New boiler
  • Form 86 – New air conditioning systems

Two copies of all the documentation must be submitted in hard copy (not by email) as follows:

One Copy to:                                                                           One Copy to:

Charles Cox

Ecolabelling Unit

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra)

Zone 6 / D11

Ashdown House

123 Victoria Street

London

SW1E 6DE

United Kingdom

Jonathan Proctor

Green Tourism Business Scheme

4 Atholl Place

Perth

PH1 5ND

United Kingdom

 

A.  The applicant  
Full name of applicant company:  
Address (this should be the address for correspondence about the application, and the address to which invoices for fees should be sent – if these addresses are not the same, please give both: if you want us to use a different address in the contract – such as your company’s head office – please give that too):  
Contact name:  
Position :  
Telephone no:  
Fax no:  
E-mail:  
Website:  
B.  The accommodation
Registered trade name(s) of the accommodation:  
Type (hotel, guest house, hostel, etc):  
Please tick the services offered which are under the ownership or direct management of the accommodation in addition to the lodging service:
Food service
c       Only Breakfast

c       Bar

c       Vending Machine

c       Other Restaurant Services

c       Other (please specify):

__________________________

Fitness and sport activities
c       Swimming pool

c       Sauna

c       Other (please specify):

__________________________

Green areas
c       Garden

c       Park

c       Forest

c       Farm

c       Other (please specify):

__________________________

Category
c       Micro enterprise (fewer than 10 employees)

c       SME (fewer than 50 employees)

c       National chain

c       International chain

If you have stated above that you are a national or international chain, please indicate whether other units in the chain are applying at the same time, and give their locations:  
Approximate estimate of annual number of overnight stays:  
Approximate estimated value of annual sales (excluding VAT)  
C.  This application
Is this the first application for the EU Eco-label for this accommodation? c       No

c       Yes

if No, when and where was the first application made, and with what outcome?  
If Yes, how did you first hear about the label?  
Please name any other environmental labelling schemes under which the accommodation has already been registered:  
The Competent Body will invoice applicants for a non-returnable application fee on receipt of the application and will apply all relevant reductions.  If the application is successful, the Competent Body will invoice the licensee for an annual fee, as explained in the introduction.
Do you wish to claim a reduction as a micro enterprise or SME? (see note in introduction) c       No

c       Yes à Please provide proof of status

Do you wish to claim a fee reduction for EMAS registration or ISO certification? c       No

c       Yes à Please provide proof of status

D.    Compliance regarding use of the European Eco-label
 

(all applicants must sign and date this undertaking: a link to Regulation EC No 1980 / 2000 is given in the Guide for Applicants)

 

As the applicant for an EU Eco-label, I hereby declare that:

 

  1. I understand and accept the provisions of Regulation EC No 1980 / 2000 on the EU Eco-label scheme, and in particular Article 2, which states that the Eco-label may not be awarded to goods manufactured by processes which are likely to significantly harm man and / or the environment, or which in their normal application could be harmful to the consumer;

 

  • I understand and accept the standard assessment and contract procedures proposed by the Eco-labelling Competent Body, and accept its terms during the duration of the contract;

 

  • I undertake to ensure that the product compiles with the Eco-label criteria at all times and to notify the Eco-labelling Competent Body immediately of any significant modification to it or to the production processes;

 

  • I take responsibility for the correct and proper use of the EU Eco-label.

 

 

Signed:

 

Name in capitals:

 

Position in company:

 

Date:

 

 

E. Legal Declaration
 

In order to apply for the Eco-label the applicant needs to comply with national and local legality requirements for tourist accommodation structure and service.  The following self-declaration shall be signed by the applicant.

 

As the applicant for an EU Eco-label, I hereby declare that:

 

  • The accommodation is legally built and respects all relevant laws or regulations of the area in which it is built, especially regarding building permits, landscaping and biodiversity conservation if applicable;

 

  • The tourist accommodation service is registered as required by national and/or local laws;

 

 

Signed:

 

Name in capitals:

 

Position in company:

 

Date:

 

 

 

 

Checklist – Mandatory Criteria

All measures in this section are mandatory

The Checklist – this must be completed, printed and returned with the application

  • The Checklist has been provided for you to record that a measure is in place and to indicate when a declaration form has to be filled in and signed by you
  • There are links from each measure to the detailed criteria and also to the declaration forms
  • When a measure is in place tick the box for that measure.  If any are not applicable to your business as defined in the criteria insert N/A in the box.
  • If a declaration form is required the number of that form is indicated.  Complete the form, print it, sign it and return it and the required documentation with your application.  Tick the box for that measure indicating that the documentation has been sent.
  • Any supplementary documentation about your business such as promotional literature etc. that may be useful to support your application should also be sent with all the documentation

 

ID CRITERIA

Complete or N/A

Declaration

Doc’s

sent

ENERGY
1 At least 22% of the electricity comes from renewable energy sources  

Form D1

 
2 No heavy oils or coal used as an energy source  

Form D2

 
3 At least 22% of electricity for heating and hot water from renewable energy sources  

Form D3

 
4 Boiler efficiency is at least 90%  

Form D4

 
5 Air conditioning unit has at least Class B energy efficiency  

Form D5

 
6 Windows have appropriate level of thermal and acoustic insulation   No form required
7 Guests advised to close windows when heating/ air conditioning is switched on   No form required
8 Guests advised to switch off unnecessary lighting   No form required
9 Energy efficient light bulbs fitted  

Form D9

 
10 Sauna has timer control  

Form D10

 

WATER
11 Willingness to change water source if required  

Form D11

 
12 Water flow of taps and shower less than 12 litres/minute   No form required
13 Guests advised of water saving measures in bathrooms   No form required
14 Waste bins provided in toilets and guests encouraged to use for appropriate waste   No form required
15 No more than 5 urinals flushed together   No form required
16 Staff trained to check for leaks  

Form D16

 
17 Towel agreement in operation   No form required
18 Plants and gardens watered when appropriate  

Form D18

 
19 All waste water is treated either by business or local authority  

Form D19

 
20 Local authority waste water plan requested and followed  

Form D20

 
DANGEROUS CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES
21 Disinfectants used only where legally required  

Form D21

 
22 Staff trained in detergent and disinfectant usage  

Form D22

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT
23 Guests encouraged to separate waste  

No form required

24 Staff trained on hazardous waste handling and disposal.  

Form D24

25 Staff separate all waste  

Form D25

26 Waste transported to nearest appropriate disposal site  

Form D26

27 Disposable products only used where legally required  

No form required

OTHER SERVICES
28 No smoking policy in common areas  

No form required

29 Public/environmental transport information available to staff and guests  

No form required

MANAGEMENT
  The accommodation is registered under the EMAS Regulation or certified according to ISO 14001  

Form G2

Go to criterion 37

30 Equipment is serviced and maintained by qualified personnel  

Form D30

31 Boilers serviced at least annually by qualified professionals  

Form D31

32 Environmental policy and action programme in place  

Form D32

33 Staff undergo environmental training at induction and annually thereafter  

Form D33

34 Guests are made aware of environmental policy and encouraged to participate  

No form required

35 Energy and water consumption data is monitored and recorded  

Form D35

Tables 1-3

36 Data is collected on other operational areas e.g. chemical consumption and waste volume  

Form D36

Tables 4&5

37 Correct information appears on eco-label  

Form D37

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

OPTIONAL CRITERIA ASSESSMENT

There are 47 optional criteria and each is scored from 1 to 3 points.  Depending on the services you provide you must achieve a minimum score in this section to be eligible for the EU Eco-label.  The score requirements are explained below.

This form must be completed, printed and returned with the application

 

Score requirements
Enough criteria in this section shall be fulfilled to reach a total of 16.5 points (the score for each criterion is indicated in the title of each criterion).

The total score required shall be increased by 1 point for each of the following three additional facilities offered that are under the management or ownership of the tourist accommodation: food services, fitness activities, green areas.

Food services include breakfast. Fitness activities include saunas, swimming pools and all other such facilities that are within the accommodation grounds. Green areas include parks and gardens that are open to guests.

The applicability of the optional criteria to accommodation in general have been considered during the EU eco-label design. It is the responsibility of the applicant to nominate and achieve those criteria that best suit their situation.

Minimum points needed
16.5
Additional points needed for additional services
  • Food services                                                                                                1
  • Fitness/sport activities                                                                                  1
  • Green areas                                                                                                  1
Examples of points needed for the award of the eco-label
  • Accommodation provides 1 additional service                                               17.5
  • Accommodation provides 2 additional services                                             18.5
  • Accommodation provides 3 additional services                                             19.5

 

The maximum number of points needed is 19.5 out of those available.

The accommodation provides the following services (please indicate)
c                               Food services

c                               Fitness/sport activities

c                               Green areas

TOTAL POINTS NEEDED BY THE ACCOMMODATION

 

 

______________points


Checklist – Optional Criteria

The Checklist – this must be completed, printed and returned with the application

  • When a measure is in place record the number of points for that measure in the box.
  • Insert the score for each section and at the bottom of the checklist insert the total score from all sections ensuring that you have achieved the minimum score you require
  • If a declaration form is required the number of that form is indicated.  Complete the form, print it, sign it and return it and the required documentation with your application.  Tick the box for that measure indicating that the documentation has been sent.

 

ID

CRITERIA

PTS

Declaration

Doc’s

Inc

ENERGY SECTION    
38 Photovoltaic & wind generation of electricity – at least 20% of annual consumption   Form D38  
39 Heating from renewable energy sources – at least 50% of total energy   Form D39  
40 Four star boiler efficiency   Form D40  
41 Boiler emits less than 70mg NOx/kWh   Form D41  
42 Heating provided by district heating   Form D42  
43 Combined heat and power plant   Form D43  
44 Heat pump provides heat and/or air conditioning   Form D44  
45 Heat recovery system in operation   Form D45  
46 Temperature in each room is individually regulated   No form required
47 Building is insulated above minimum national requirements   Form D47  
48 Air conditioning system has Class A energy efficiency   Form D48  
49 Air conditioning system automatically switches off when windows are open   Form D49  
50 Bioclimatic architecture principles used in the building   Form D50  
51 Energy efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines & office equipment   Form D51  
52 Refrigerators are positioned and regulated according to energy saving principles   No form required
53 80% of guest rooms have automatic switch off system for lights when unoccupied   No form required
54 Unnecessary outdoor lights are automatically switched off   No form required
TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL ENERGY SECTION

 

 

 

 

 
WATER SECTION    
55 Use of rainwater and recycled water for non-sanitary and non-drinking purposes   Form D55  
56 Water flow of taps and shower less than 8.5 litres/minute   No form required
57 At least 80% of WCs consume 6 litres or less per flush   No form required
58 Dishwasher water consumption at a low level   Form D58  
59 Washing machines use 12 litres of water or less per kg of laundry   Form D59  
60 80% of taps regulate temperature and water flow   Form D60  
61 Showers have timer controls   No form required
TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL WATER SECTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

DANGEROUS CHEMICALS SECTION    
62 At least 80% of detergents carry a Type I eco-label   Form D62  
63 At least 50% of indoor painting uses paints/varnishes carrying a Type I eco-label   Form D63  
64 Swimming pools have an automatic dosing system for correct hygiene levels   Form D64  
65 Use of non-chemical cleaning products and devices e.g. micro-fibre cloths   Form D65  
66 Green areas are maintained organically without the use of pesticides   Form D66  
TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL CHEMICALS SECTION

 

 

 

 

 
WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTION    
67 Organic waste is separated and composted in accordance with local guidelines   No form required
68 Except where legally required, disposable drink can are not offered   Form D68  
69 Except where legally required, single dose cereal packets are not used   Form D69  
70 Fat/oil is separated and disposed of correctly   Form D70  
71 Used furniture etc. is sold or given to associations who redistribute such goods   Form D71  
TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL WASTE MANAGEMENT SECTION

 

 

 

 

 
OTHER SERVICES SECTION      
72 Guests provided with information on local biodiversity, landscape & conservation   No form required
73 Smoking shall not be allowed in at least 50% of the rooms   No form required
74 Bicycles are made available to guests   No form required
75 Business offers at least one beverage in refillable bottles (soft drinks/water/beer)   Form D75  
76 At least 50% of toilet/tissue/office paper carries a Type I eco-label   Form D76  
77 At least 10% of durable goods carry a Type I eco-label   Form D77  
78 The main ingredients of at least two dishes are organic   Form D78  
79 At least 2 locally sourced products are available at each meal, including breakfast   Form D79  
TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL OTHER SERVICES SECTION

 

 

 

 

 
GENERAL MANAGEMENT      
80 The business is registered under EMAS or certified EN ISO 14001   Form D80  
81 At least one main supplier is registered under EMAS or certified EN ISO 14001   Form D81  
82 Guest environmental questionnaire provided   No form required
83 Additional energy/water meters installed   Form D83  
84 Additional environmental actions (part A)   Form D84a  
  Additional environmental actions (part B)   Form D84b  
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TOTAL POINTS FOR OPTIONAL CRITERIA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USEFUL INFORMATION SOURCES

The following web addresses are intended to provide support for applicants in completing this application and implementing the measures. The list is divided into general information that you may find of use followed by information relevant to the different sections of the criteria to help you find the most appropriate information.

Organisation Website Address Description
GENERAL
Department for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs (Defra) www.defra.gov.uk/environment The main government agency for environmental affairs.  Provides information and advice on many subjects.
Environment Agency www.environment-agency.gov.uk The website for the Environment Agency forEngland, Wales & NI.
Envirowise www.envirowise.gov.uk Practical environmental advice for businesses.  Possible free on site surveys, advice & design guidance.
NetRegs www.environment-agency.gov.uk/netregs The Environment Agency’s business advisory service features advice on environmental regulations and provides further links to sites that may be of interest.
Scottish Environment Protection Agency www.sepa.org.uk The public body responsible for environmental protection inScotland.
ENERGY
Department of Trade and Industry – renewable s advice www.dti.gov.uk/renewables The DTI renewable energy site explains the renewable energy options and offers advice for businesses on investment in and funding for on-site generation.
The Carbon Trust www.thecarbontrust.co.uk

 

Offers advice to businesses on all aspects of energy saving and carbon emission reduction.
Energy Saving Trust www.est.org.uk The Energy Saving Trust is one of theUK’s leading organisations tasked with sustainable energy solutions.  Also has information on grants available for renewable energy systems.
Sedbuk www.sedbuk.com UKgovernment website on boilers which includes a boiler efficiency database.
WATER
Defra – water conservation www.defra.gov.uk/environment/water/conserve/ The section of Defra’s website devoted to the reduction of water consumption.
Bag It & Bin It www.bagandbin.org Bag It and Bin It is a national water industry-led campaign promoting responsible disposal of discarded personal products.
DANGEROUS CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES
Health and Safety Executive http://www.hse.gov.uk/coshh/ The Health and Safety Executive’s guide to hazardous substance control
WASTE
Waste & Resources Action Plan – WRAP www.wrap.org.uk Advice on most aspects of waste disposal and recycling.
OTHER SERVICES
National Travel Line www.pti.org.uk National public transport database.

 

 

 

MANDATORY CRITERIA

All measures in the mandatory section must be complied with and each measure refers to the whole tourist accommodation. When a measure is declared as “not applicable” it will be verified as such during the on-site assessment.

Refer to the “Declaration Forms” and “Tables” sections for the sheets to be completed.

ENERGY

 

1. Energy: Electricity from renewable sources
Criteria requirements
“At least 22 % of the electricity shall come from renewable energy sources as defined in Directive 2001/77/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 September 2001 on the promotion of electricity produced from renewable energy sources in the internal electricity market”
Applicability
“This criterion is applicable to tourist accommodations having access to the free electricity market that offers electricity generated by RES”.
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall supply a declaration from (or the contract with) the electricity supplier indicating the nature of the renewable energy source(s), the percentage of electricity supplied that is from a renewable source, and an indication of the maximum percentage that can be supplied.

According to Directive 2001/77/EC, renewable energy sources shall mean renewable non-fossil energy sources (wind, solar, geothermal wave, tidal, hydro power, biomass, landfill gas, sewage treatment plant gas and biogases).”

 
Does your accommodation have access to a market that offers energy generated from renewable energy sources? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D1 and include it with your application, then complete the checklist, and go to the next criterion.

 

 

 

 

Context
The main aim of this criterion is to reduce climate change and acid rain. Renewable energy sources (RES) are less environmentally damaging than non-renewable sources of energy, such as fossil fuels.
Note
The applicant complies by:

a)      purchasing at least 22% RES electricity from a supplier

b)      producing at least 22% RES electricity on-site

c)       producing less than 22% RES on site and purchasing the difference from a RES supplier

*Calculated percentage of production/purchase of RES is for one year.

Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 283, 27.10.2001, p. 33 

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2001/l_283/l_28320011027en00330040.pdf)

The detailed text of Directive 2001/77/EC

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2. Energy: Coal and heavy oils
Criteria requirements
“No heavy oils having a sulphur content higher than 0.2 % and no coal shall be used as an energy source.”
Applicability
“This criterion only applies to tourist accommodation that has an independent heating system.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, indicating the nature of the energy sources used.”
 
Does your accommodation have an independent heating system?
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D2 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 

 

 

Context
The main aim of this criterion is to diminish acid rain and particles in the atmosphere caused by energy generation
Note
If you have a coal fired boiler, you will need to replace it with a modern energy efficient boiler to fulfil this criterion (see criterion 4).  If your boiler uses heavy oils you will need to use fuel with sulphur content of less than 0.2%, or replace the boiler, to fulfil the criterion.

Coal shall not be used as an energy source in any circumstance and this includes multi-fuel stoves and fireplaces.

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3. Energy: Electricity for heating
Requirements
“At least 22 % of the electricity used for heating rooms and sanitary hot water shall come from renewable energy sources as defined in Directive 2001/77/EC.”
Applicability
“This criterion only applies to tourist accommodation that has an independent electrical heating system and has access to a market that offers energy generated from renewable energy sources.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, indicating the nature and amounts of the energy sources used for heating, together with documentation on the boilers (heat generators) used, if any.”
                                                                                                                            

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does your accommodation have an independent electrical heating system and access to a market that offers electricity generated from renewable energy sources? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D3 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 

Context
This main aim of this criterion is to reduce climate change and global warming
Note
  1. The applicant complies by:

a)      purchasing at least 22% RES electricity from a supplier

b)      producing at least 22% RES electricity on-site

c)       producing less than 22% RES on site and purchasing the difference from a RES supplier

  1. If the same supplier is used as in criterion 1 then criterion 3 is automatically fulfilled
  2. If the accommodation uses both electricity and other non-electrical sources of energy (methane, other…) to heat rooms and sanitary water, the applicant shall indicate them, together with the types of heat generators used.
Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 283, 27.10.2001, p.33

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2001/l_283/l_28320011027en00330040.pdf)

The detailed text of Directive 2001/77/EC

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4. Energy: Boiler efficiency
NEW BOILERS
Criteria requirements
“The efficiency of any new boiler (heat generator) bought within the duration of the eco-label award shall be at least 90%, as measured according to Council Directive 92/42/EEC of 21 May 1992 on efficiency requirements for new hot water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels, or according to relevant product norms and regulations for those boilers not covered by this Directive.

Hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels as defined in Directive 92/42/EEC shall comply with efficiency standards as stated in the Directive.  The efficiency of boilers excluded from Directive 92/42/EEC shall comply with the manufacturer’s instructions and with national and local legislation on efficiency.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a technical report from those responsible for the sale and/or maintenance of the boiler indicating the efficiency.

Directive 92/41/EC defines useful efficiency (expressed in %) as the ratio between the heat output transmitted to the boiler water and the product of the net calorific value at constant fuel pressure and the consumption expressed as a quantity of fuel per unit time.

Article 3 of Directive 92/42/EEC excludes the following boilers: hot-water boilers capable of being fired by different fuels including solid fuels; equipment for the instantaneous preparation of hot water; boilers designed to be fired by fuels the properties of which differ appreciably from the properties of the liquid and gaseous fuels commonly marketed (industrial waste gas, biogas, etc); cookers and appliances designed mainly to heat the premises in which they are installed and, as a subsidiary function, to supply hot water for central heating and sanitary hot water.”

 
Please sign and date the declaration form D4 as an undertaking that any new boiler (heat generator) bought during the validity of the Eco-label will comply with this requirement; and that, in such a case, you will forward to the Competent Body the documentation required, labelled Criterion 4, for the Competent Body to add to your Dossier. 

(If your boiler already complies, please give details.)

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Context
The main aim of this criterion is to reduce CO and CO2 emissions by assuring an adequate efficiency of the hot water boiler (heat generator) system.
Useful Information Sources
The Commission’s Official Journal, L167, 22.6.1992, p.17

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31992L0042:EN:HTML)

The detailed text of Directive 92/42/EEC

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5. Energy: Air conditioning
Criteria requirements
 

“Any air conditioning system bought within the duration of the eco-label award shall have at least Class B energy efficiency as laid down in Commission Directive 2002/31/EC of 22 March 2002 implementing Council Directive 92/75/ EEC with regard to energy labelling of household air-conditioners, or have corresponding energy efficiency.

Note: This criterion does not apply to air-conditioners that are either appliances that can also use other energy sources, or air-to-water and water-to-water appliances, or units with an output (cooling power) greater than 12 kW.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
 

“The applicant shall provide a technical report from the technicians responsible for installation, sale and/or maintenance of the air conditioning system.”

Note: the air conditioning devices covered are Room Air Conditioners (RACs), which include single-packaged units, split-packaged units, multi-split packaged units, and single-duct air-conditioners.  They exclude spot air-conditioners, dehumidifiers, close-control air-conditioners, evaporative coolers and desiccative coolers.

 
Please complete declaration form D5, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 

Context
The main aim of this criterion is to promote the use of efficient systems in order to reduce electricity use.
Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 86, 3.4.2002, p.26

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2002/l_086/l_08620020403en00260041.pdf)

The detailed text of Directive 2002/31/EC

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6. Energy: Window insulation
Criteria requirements
“All windows in rooms shall have an appropriately high degree of thermal insulation according to local climate, and shall provide an appropriate degree of acoustic insulation.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The main aim of this criterion is to reduce heat dispersion through glazing.  It also refers to the comfort of the guest, by providing adequate protection from noise.
Note
If the windows are insulated with double-glazing or equivalent, the self-declaration is sufficient. If there is no insulation, a declaration from a relevant professional shall be needed to explain how an appropriate degree of thermal and acoustic insulation is achieved.

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7. Energy: Switching off heating or air conditioning
Criteria requirements
“If the heating and /or the air conditioning is not automatically switched off when windows are open, there shall be easily available information reminding the guest to close the window(s) if the heating or air conditioning is on.”
Applicability
“This criterion only applies to tourist accommodation that has heating and/or air conditioning” and no automatic switch off.
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have heating and/or air conditioning? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to raise guest awareness to avoid wasting energy by heating or cooling a room that has an open window.
Note
Information should take the form of a leaflet, sticker or similar in guest rooms.

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8. Energy: Switching off lights
Criteria requirements
“If there is no automatic off switch for the light(s) in the room, there will be easily available information to the guests asking them to turn off the lights when leaving the room.”
Applicability
Accommodation where lights in rooms are not automatically switched off
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have an automatic switch off lights in rooms? 
No à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.
Yes à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to raise guest awareness to avoid wasting energy by leaving lights on when not needed

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9. Energy: Energy saving light bulbs
Criteria requirements
Part A
“Within one year from the date of application, at least 60% of all light bulbs in the accommodation shall have an energy efficiency of Class A as defined in Commission Directive 98/11/EC of 27 January 1998 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household lamps. This does not apply to light bulbs whose physical characteristics do not allow substitution by energy saving light bulbs.”
Part B
“Within one year from the date of application, at least 80% of light bulbs that are situated where they are likely to be turned on for more than five hours a day shall have an energy efficiency of Class A as defined by Directive 98/11/EC.  This does not apply to light bulbs whose physical characteristics do not allow substitution by energy saving light bulbs.”
Applicability
This criterion is applicable to tourist accommodations having light bulbs which can be replaced by Class A energy efficient light bulbs.
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with both parts of this criterion, together with an indication of the energy efficiency class of the different light bulbs used.”
 
Please sign and date declaration form D9 as an undertaking that light bulbs will comply with these requirements within a year of the granting of the Eco-label award, except where the physical characteristics of light bulbs do not allow substitution by energy saving light bulbs.

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Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce electrical consumption by using energy saving light bulbs, especially in those places where they are likely to be on for more than 5 hours a day.
Note
  1. Light bulbs that are likely to be on for more than 5 hours daily are those in public areas including public toilets, corridors, staff areas and kitchens.
  2. The accommodation will inform the Competent Body when the required number of energy saving bulbs have been installed using the declaration Form D87
Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 71, 10.3.1998, p.1

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/1998/l_071/l_07119980310en00010008.pdf)

The detailed text of Directive 98/11/EC

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10. Energy: Sauna timer control
Criteria requirements
“All sauna units shall have a timer control.”
Applicability
Only if the accommodation has a sauna
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a technical report from the professional technicians responsible for the installation and /or maintenance of these systems.”
 
Does your accommodation have an electrical sauna? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D10 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce unnecessary sauna consumption by adjusting sauna functioning according to need.

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WATER

 

 

11. Water: Water source
Criteria requirements
“The accommodation shall declare to the water authority its willingness to switch to a different water source (eg mains water, surface water) if local water protection plan studies show evidence of a high environmental impact from using its current source of water.”
Applicability
“This criterion only applies if the tourist accommodation is not on a mains water supply.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration as above, together with appropriate documentation including the results of local water protection plan studies (if any), an indication of any necessary action to be taken and documentation of relevant actions taken.”
 
Does your accommodation receive its water from a mains water pipe? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D11 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to protect ground water tables that are under stress

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12. Water: Water flow from taps and showers
Criteria requirements
“The water flow of the taps and showers shall not exceed 12 litres/minute.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the potential waste of water from excessive water flow from taps and showers.
Note
This criterion excludes bath taps – see Commission’s website at http://europa.eu.int/comm/environment/ecolabel/product/pg_tourism_en.htm

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13. Water: Water saving in the bathroom and toilets
Criteria requirements
“In the bathroom and toilets there shall be adequate information to the guest on how to help the accommodation save water.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aims of this criterion are to save water and to raise consumer perception
Note
Some suggestions may be to:

  • not using running water while brushing teeth;
  • not using running water while shaving, but rather fill the basin with water;
  • make the most conservative use of water when flushing.

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14. Water: Waste bins in toilets
Criteria requirements
“Each toilet shall have an appropriate waste bin and the guest shall be invited to use the waste bin instead of the toilet for appropriate waste.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce pollution of the sewage system and the environment at the point of final discharge.  It is also important for avoiding drain blockages and the contamination of septic tanks.

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15. Water: Urinal flushing
Criteria requirements
“Urinals shall have an automatic or manual flush such that no more than five urinals shall be flushed together.”
Applicability
Accommodation with more than five urinals
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have urinals? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to save water by avoiding continuous urinal flushing or the flushing of many urinals at a time.

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16. Water: Leaks
Criteria requirements
“Staff shall be trained to check every day for visible leaks and to take appropriate action as necessary. The guest shall be invited to inform the staff of any leaks.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with relevant documentation on the topics covered in the training, and a copy of the information addressed to the guests.”
 
Please complete declaration form D16, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to save water by ensuring that leaks are fixed as soon as possible.  Leaks can account for important water losses.
Note
Where there are no other staff the owner shall be responsible for this task.

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17. Water: Changing towels and sheets
Criteria requirements
“The guest shall be informed of the environmental policy of the tourist accommodation whereby sheets and towels shall be changed either at his or her request, or by default once a week for lower class accommodation, and twice a week for higher class accommodation.”
Applicability
Accommodation where sheets and towels are provided and changed by staff
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Are sheets and towels provided and changed by staff?
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
This criterion refers to the water section but also involves the energy and detergent sections, as well as consumer awareness.

Lower class accommodation is 1-2 stars or equivalent. Higher class is 3-5 stars or equivalent.

Note
The information for guests shall

  1. inform the guest of the environmental policy of the accommodation;
  2. invite the guest to participate in the policy and request when their towels and sheets are changed.

Sheets and towels shall be changed at the request of guests but not more often than required by quality standards applicable to the tourist accommodation.

 

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18. Water: Watering plants and gardens
Criteria requirements
“Flowers and gardens shall normally be watered before high sun or after sunset, where regional or climatic conditions make it appropriate.”
Applicability
Accommodation having outside plants or gardens – inside plants are not affected
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion.”
 
Does your accommodation have outside plants or gardens? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D18 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce water consumption used for watering by limiting evaporation
Note
Ensure that any automatic watering machine in place is regulated so that it does not waste water (for example that it does not function during or after rain or operate in the middle of the day)

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19. Water: Waste water treatment
Criteria requirements
“All waste water shall be treated.  If no link is possible to the local sewage treatment plant, the tourist accommodation shall have its own treatment system that meets the requirements of relevant local, national or European legislation.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation on the connection to the local sewage treatment plant or on its own waste water treatment system as appropriate.”
 
Please complete declaration form D19, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to avoid harming biodiversity both at sea and on land.  Also applies to the waste section.

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20. Water: Waste water plan
Criteria requirements
“The accommodation shall ask the local administration for its waste water plan and if there is one will follow it.”
Applicability
All accommodation linked to central sewage treatment
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide the letter to the local waste water management requesting the local waste water design plan and the reply received.  If there is a plan, the applicant shall provide documentation on the steps taken to follow it.”
 
Is your accommodation linked to a central sewage system?
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D20 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
Some local administrations may have carried out research to identify the quality of the waste water required to ensure the efficient functioning of the local treatment plant.

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DANGEROUS CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

 

21. Dangerous chemical substances: Disinfectants
Criteria requirements
“Disinfectants shall be used only where necessary in order to comply with legal hygiene requirements.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with an indication of when and where disinfectants are used.”
 
Does your accommodation use disinfectants? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D21 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the excessive use of disinfectants to reduce their detrimental effect on sewage treatment systems and the environment at point of discharge.

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22. Dangerous chemical substances: Staff training on disinfectant and detergent use
Criteria requirements
“Staff shall be trained not to exceed the recommended amount of detergent and disinfectant indicated on the package.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with details of the relevant training.”
 
Please complete declaration form D22, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
This criterion aims to reduce the amount of chemicals (detergents and disinfectants) used for cleaning activities in respect of hygiene regulations and manufacturer instructions.
Note
Where there are no other staff the owner shall be responsible for this task and demonstrate compliance.  Evidence of training & operating procedures in relation to cleaning regimes and dosing is required.

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

23. Waste management: Waste separation by guests
Criteria requirements
“Adequate receptacles shall be provided to allow guests to separate waste according to local or national systems. Clearly available information in the rooms shall invite the guests to separate their waste”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote separate collection of waste at source, so as to allow recycling and appropriate disposal.
Note
Member States are required by Directive 91/156/EEC, amending Directive 75/442/EEC on waste, by Directive 94/62/EC on packaging and packaging waste to separately collect and dispose of waste in order to reach certain fixed levels of recovery and recycling of waste. Member States usually set up public bodies or cooperatives/consortiums with private bodies responsible for such purposes.

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24. Waste management: Hazardous waste
Criteria requirements
“The staff shall separate hazardous waste as listed in Commission Decision 2000/532/EC of 3 May 2000 replacing Decision 94/3/EC establishing a list of wastes pursuant to Article 1(a) of Council Directive 75/442/EEC on waste and Council Decision 94/904/EC establishing a list of hazardous waste pursuant to Article 1(4) of Council Directive 91/689/EEC on hazardous waste and its subsequent amendments, and appropriate disposal shall be sought. This includes toners, inks, refrigerating equipment, batteries, pharmaceuticals.

If the local authority does not provide disposal of hazardous waste, the applicant shall, every year, provide a declaration from the local authority that there is no hazardous waste disposal system in place.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a list of the hazardous wastes produced by the tourist accommodation, and an indication of the means by which they are handled, separated, collected and disposed of, including copies of relevant contracts with third parties. Where appropriate the applicant shall provide every year the corresponding declaration from the local authority.”
 
Please complete declaration form D24, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to ensure proper disposal of hazardous waste, which should be disposed of according to special procedures, as identified by eachMemberState
Note
Sites should be familiar with their main hazardous wastes (batteries, fluorescent tubes, paints, solvents etc) and demonstrate how they deal with their use, storage and disposal together with details of local authority correspondence as applicable.

For a definition of waste and hazardous waste see the section on terms and definitions in this form.

Annex III Directive 91/689/EEC PROPERTIES OF WASTES WHICH RENDER THEM HAZARDOUS, as shown on the packaging.

H1: Explosive, H2: Oxidizing, H3-A: Highly flammable, H3-B: Flammable, H4: Irritant,

H5: Harmful, H6: Toxic, H7: Carcinogenic, H8: Corrosive, H9: Infectious, H10: Teratogenic,

H11: Mutagenic, H12: Substances and preparations which release toxic or very toxic gases in

contact with water, air or an acid, H13: Substances and preparations capable by any means, after

disposal, of yielding another substance, e.g. a leachate, which possesses any of the characteristics

listed above, H14: Ecotoxic.

Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 377, 31.12.1991, p.20

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31991L0689:EN:HTML)

The detailed text of Directive 91/689/EEC

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25. Waste management: Waste separation
Criteria requirements
“The staff shall separate waste into the categories that can be handled separately by the local waste management facilities. If the local administration does not offer separate waste collection and/or disposal, the accommodation shall write to them expressing their willingness to separate waste, and expressing their concern about the lack of separate collection and/or disposal.

The request to local authorities to provide separate waste collection and/or disposal shall be made yearly.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with an indication of the different categories of waste accepted by the local authorities, and the procedures for collecting, separating, handling and disposing of these categories within the tourist accommodation, and/or relevant contracts with private agencies. Where appropriate the applicant shall provide every year the corresponding declaration to the local authority.”
 
Please complete declaration form D25, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote separate collection of waste at source, so as to maximise recycling and appropriate disposal
Note
Where there are no staff the owner shall be responsible for this task.

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26. Waste management: Waste transportation
Criteria requirements
“If the local waste management do not collect waste at or near the tourist accommodation, the latter shall ensure transportation of its waste to the appropriate site, reducing transport as far as possible.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with an indication of the appropriate sites, transport arrangements and distances involved.”
 
Please complete declaration form D26, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to ensure that waste shall be transported to the appropriate disposal sites.

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27. Waste management: Disposable products
Criteria requirements
“Unless required by law, none of the following disposable products shall be used in rooms and restaurants:

–       “one-portion” or “one-use” toiletries (such as shampoo, soap, shower caps, etc.),

–       cups, plates and cutlery.”

Applicability
“This criterion is applicable to all tourist accommodation providing the guest with toiletries and/or cups, plates and cutlery where the provision of such disposable products are not required by law.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation provide the guest with toiletries and/or cups, plates and cutlery? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to avoid unnecessary production of waste.
Note
The items to which the criterion refers are those offered within the business for internal use.

–                          Some alternatives to disposable toiletries are refillable liquid soap dispensers and/or shampoos and/or shower gels, ceramic cups and glasses

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28. Other services: No smoking in common areas
Criteria requirements
“A no smoking section shall be available in common areas.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
“The aim of this criterion is to ensure the quality of the air inside the accommodation and safety of the guest.”

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29. Other services: Public transportation
Criteria requirements
“Information shall be made easily available to the guests and staff on how to reach the accommodation and other local destinations by public transport. Where no appropriate public transport exists, information on other environmentally preferable means of transport shall also be provided.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the use of private transport by the guest and/or increase the use of public transport and other less impacting forms of transport.

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MANAGEMENT

Applicants with an Environmental Management System registered under the EMAS Regulation or certified according to ISO 14001 automatically fulfil the mandatory general management criteria listed below. In this case, the means of verification of compliance with these mandatory management criteria is the EMAS registration or ISO14001 certification.  Please complete declaration form G2 declare the accommodation’s registration and proceed to criterion 37.

Please note that Criterion 37 on information appearing on the Ecolabel must be complied with even if the accommodation has used other Environmental Management Systems.

Please note that in case of an environmental management system (EMAS or EN ISO 14001), it is strongly recommended that compliance with the EU Ecolabel criteria is stated as one of the environmental objectives[1].

30. Management: General maintenance and servicing
Requirements
“All equipment used to provide the tourist accommodation service shall be serviced and maintained in compliance with the law and when otherwise necessary, and any work shall be carried out by qualified personnel only.

Of the equipment included in the criteria, the accommodation manager shall have a written declaration from the appropriate technician on the frequency with which the law requires maintenance checks.”

Condition for application
 

All accommodation.  Note that servicing of boilers is covered in criterion n. 31.

Assessment and verification
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a list of the equipment and the persons/companies carrying out the maintenance.”
 
Please complete declaration form D30, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
This criterion refers to the general management section and its aim is to ensure highest efficiency of equipment through proper maintenance.

 

Note
The equipment includes, if present:

  • Heating, Ventilation and air conditioning equipment (HVAC): except boilers, including heat pumps, thermoregulation devices etc;
  • Equipment: refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, office equipment whether household or professional
  • Rainwater collecting and water recycling systems;
  • Water using equipment (dishwashers, washing machines)
  • Swimming pool and other fitness equipment
  • Fat/oil filters

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31. Management: Maintenance and servicing of boilers
Criteria requirements
Part A
“Maintenance and servicing of boilers shall be carried out at least yearly, or more often if so required by law or need, by appropriately qualified professionals, following CEI and national standards where these apply, or according to the manufacturer’s instructions.”
Part B
“Testing that the efficiency levels, as defined by Directive 92/42/EEC or national legislation or the manufacturer’s indications, are met and that emissions are within legal limits shall be carried out once a year. If maintenance tests show that the above conditions are not met, corrective action shall be promptly taken.”
Applicability
All accommodation having a boiler.
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with both parts of this criterion, together a description of the boilers and their maintenance programme, details of the persons/companies carrying out the maintenance, and what is checked during the maintenance.”
 
Does your accommodation have a boiler? 
No à Please put N/A on checklist and go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D31 and include it with your application then complete checklist, and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to ensure the efficiency of the boilers through proper maintenance.
Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal, L167, 22.6.1992, p.17

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31992L0042:EN:HTML)

The detailed text of Directive 92/42/EEC

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32. Management: Policy setting and action programme
Criteria requirements
“The management shall have an environmental policy and shall draw up a simple environmental policy statement and a precise action programme to ensure the application of the environmental policy

The action programme shall identify targets on environmental performance regarding energy, water, chemicals and waste that shall be set every two years, taking into consideration the optional criteria. It shall identify the person who will act as the environmental manager of the accommodation and who is in charge of taking the necessary actions and reaching the targets. Comments and complaints from guests shall be invited and taken into account.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a copy of the environmental policy, policy statement and action programme, and procedures for taking into account input from guests.”
 
Please complete declaration form D32, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is disseminate the environmental commitment of the accommodation and help the managers to organise their actions to maintain and improve environmental performance.
Note
The optional criteria should be taken into consideration when renovating the tourist accommodation building or buying new material.

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33. Management: Staff training
Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall provide information and training to the staff, including written procedures or manuals, to ensure application of environmental measures and to raise awareness on environmentally friendly behaviour. Adequate training shall be provided to all new staff within four weeks of starting employment and for all staff at least once a year.”
Topics for training required per staff position.
Legend:

General management: staff responsible for the coordination and supply management;

Maintenance: staff responsible for the servicing and maintenance of equipment;

Housekeeping: staff responsible for cleaning and waste disposal;

Administration: staff responsible for front and back office activities

ENERGY

All staff

  • Energy saving behaviour such as switching off lighting and appliances;

General Management and Maintenance staff

  • Electricity: free electricity market and renewable resources. Directive 2001/77/EC and local legislation on the topic;
  • Servicing, legal maintenance requirements for different types of HVAC, including the one which belongs to the accommodation;

Maintenance staff

  • Heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC);
  • functioning, CO2, CO, Nox production; environmental impacts deriving from  poor servicing and maintenance;
  • efficiency: elements which influence efficiency, most efficient types of HVAC;
  • Insulation: wall and window insulation: different types of windows and insulation and consequences of good/poor insulation;
  • Thermoregulation: most efficient levels of base temperature, heat dispersion with respect to outside walls and insulation;
  • Energy efficient light bulbs;
  • Energy efficient equipment. Energy Class, energy star;
  • Energy production from renewable sources: solar heat, photovoltaic generation.

WATER

All staff

  • Water: the water cycle, the most recent causes for water shortage and its implications;

Maintenance staff

  • Waste water treatment – influence of oils and detergent foam in waste water plants:
  • Effects and types of flow reducers;

Maintenance, housekeeping & reception staff

  • Leaks: the importance of fixing them immediately (eg the cost of a dripping tap);
  • Respecting the willingness of the guests to keep sheets and towels;
  • Different ways to save water in the bathroom;

Housekeeping staff

  • Ways to save water during cleaning activities;

Maintenance staff

  • Rainwater use and recycling of water;

 

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Housekeeping staff

  • Detergents and disinfectants: consequences for the environment;
  • Best types of detergents and practices for minimal use;

 

WASTE MANAGEMENT

All staff

  • Waste reduction and separation (in the office, the kitchen, other as appropriate);
  • Recycling of different types of waste;

 

MANAGEMENT

General management and administration staff

  • Management;
  • Eco-label criteria and scheme, environmental certification;
  • Communication to the guests on the environmental commitment of the accommodation;
  • Follow up on consumer questionnaire on environmental services.

 

From each training session, material shall be available for each topic in the accommodation for consultation.

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with details of the training programme, its content, and an indication of which staff have received what training and when.”
 
Please complete declaration form D33, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to ensure that staff are trained to carry out their functions in an environmentally responsible manner. The training shall tackle all the aspects as listed above. Written procedures or manuals shall be such as to ensure that staff, according to their role, have information available in relation to the topics above unless the conditions below apply.
Note
If the accommodation is too small to organise training sessions for itself individually, requests should be made to one’s trade association in order to organise collective training sessions, together with other accommodations. Evidence of attendance will be required in these circumstances

The applicant shall:

organise a training session on these issues for members of staff;

or

send their key staff to a training session organised specifically for accommodation managers/staff;

or

send the main staff representative per sector to a group training event and have them convey the knowledge and documentation to the other members of staff;

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34. Management: Information to guests
Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall provide information to guests, including conference participants, on its environmental policy, the actions taken and the EU eco-label. Information shall be actively given to the guests at the reception and notices inviting guests to support the environmental objectives shall be visible to the guests, especially in their rooms.”
Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to make the guests aware of the EU eco-label and the accommodation’s environmental commitment, and encourage the guest to participate.

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35. Management: Energy and water consumption data
Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have procedures to collect and monitor data on the overall energy consumption (kWh), electricity consumption (kWh), energy used for heating (kWh), and water consumption (litres).

Data shall be collected with every bill received, or at least every three months, and shall also be expressed as consumption per overnight stay and per m2 of indoor area.

The accommodation shall report the results yearly to the Competent Body that assessed the application.”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a description of the collection procedures. On application, the accommodation shall provide the data for the period of at least the previous three months, and thereafter every year shall provide this data for the previous year.”
 
Please complete declaration form D35 and tables 1-3 , then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to enable the accommodation managers to monitor their energy and water consumption.

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36. Management: Other data collection
Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have procedures to collect and monitor data on consumption of chemicals (grams of dry substance) and the volume of waste produced (litres and/or Kg of unsorted waste). Data shall be collected at least every six months, and shall also be expressed as consumption or production of overnight stay and per m2 of indoor area. The accommodation shall report the results yearly to the Competent Body that assessed the application.”
Applicability
All accommodation.
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a description of the procedures. On application, the applicant shall provide the data for the above-listed consumption for at least the previous six months, and thereafter every year shall provide this data for the previous year. The applicant shall specify the services offered and if laundry is cleaned on the premises.”
 
Please complete declaration form D36 & tables 4 & 5, then complete checklist & go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to enable the accommodation manager to monitor their consumption and waste.
Note
When the quantity of chemicals is not available in grams of dry substance, the applicant shall indicate the quantity expressed in kg and/or litres specifying if the product is concentrated or not.

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37. Management: Information appearing on the eco-label
Criteria requirements
“Box2of the eco-label shall contain the following text:

* Measures taken to save energy and water

* Measures taken to reduce waste

* General environmental improvement”

Applicability
All accommodation
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a sample of the key conditions which apply to their achievements within the label, together with a declaration of compliance with this criterion.”
 
Please complete declaration form D37, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.
 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to communicate the aims of the EU eco-label and their achievements within it.
Note
THIS CRITERION MUST BE COMPLIED WITH EVEN BY THOSE ACCOMMODATIONS HAVING AN EMS (EMAS or EN ISO 14001) IN PLACE.

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OPTIONAL CRITERIA

The scores that can be achieved for each of the optional criteria are indicted at the beginning of each criteria.  You must achieve at least the score indicated in the Optional Criteria Assessment.

38. Energy: Photovoltaic and wind generation of electricity

2 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have a photovoltaic system or wind power electricity generation that supplies or will supply at least 20% of the overall electricity consumption per year.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation on the photovoltaic or the wind power system and data on both its potential and actual output.”
 
Does your accommodation generate at least 20% of electricity by a photovoltaic system or wind power? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D38, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the auto-production of electricity from renewable sources and reduce production of greenhouse gas CO2.

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39. Energy: Heating from renewable sources

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“At least 50% of the total energy used to heat either the rooms or the hot sanitary water shall come from renewable energy sources.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with data on the energy consumed in heating rooms and hot water and documentation showing that at least 50% of this energy comes from renewable energy sources.”
 
Does your accommodation use at least 50% RES energy to heat rooms or sanitary hot water? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D39, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the use of energy from renewable sources so as to diminish production of greenhouse gas CO2.
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40. Energy: Boiler efficiency

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have a four-star boiler as defined by Article 6 of Directive 92/42/EEC.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a report from the professional technicians responsible for the sale and/or maintenance of the boiler”
 
Does your accommodation have a four star boiler? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D40, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the use of fossil fuels by using a high efficiency boiler.
Note
Four star boilers can be up to 95% efficient. This information is usually contained in the technical booklet of the boiler, otherwise, the manufacturer or the retailer shall certify the number of stars of the boiler. SEDBUK is a similar rating system used in theUKthat highlights the boiler’s efficiency together with a rating of A-E.

This criterion can be fulfilled even by boilers which are excluded by Directive 92/42/EEC but have equivalent efficiency to the Directive’s four star rating.

Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal, L167, 22.6.1992, p.17

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31992L0042:EN:HTML)

The detailed text of Directive 92/42/EEC

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41. Energy: Boiler NOx emissions

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The boiler shall be class 5 of the EN 297 prA3 norm regulating NOx emissions, and shall emit less than 70 mg NOx/kWh.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a copy of the technical booklet or other declaration from manufacturer/retailer or from the technician responsible for the sale or maintenance of the boiler that it does not emit more than 70 mg NOx/kWh. The applicant shall be able to provide data from maintenance tests showing that this performance is kept over a period of time.
 
Does your accommodation have a boiler that emits less than 70mg NOx/kWh? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D41, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce Nox emissions, responsible for acid rain and climate change.
Useful Information Sources
The Commission’s Official Journal L 102, 24.04.2003, p.82

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:32003D0287:EN:HTML

Explanation of ‘class 5 of the EN 297 prA3 norm’

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42. Energy: District heating

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The heating of the tourist accommodation shall be provided by district heating.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation showing connection to the district heating.”
 
Does your accommodation have a district heating system? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D42, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to improve the efficiency of heating systems in accommodation in multisite situations where district heating is practical and available.

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43. Energy: Combined heat and power

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“All electricity and heat of the accommodation shall be provided by a heat and power plant.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation on the combined heat and power plant
 
Is all the electricity and heat of the accommodation provided by a heat and power plant? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D43, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
“This criterion refers to the energy section and its aim is to favour combined heat and power plants (heat and electricity produced together), which is an efficient form of energy production.”

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44. Energy: Heat pump

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The accommodation shall have a heat pump providing heat and/or air conditioning.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation on the heat pump.”
 
Does your accommodation have a heat pump? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D44, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
This criterion favours the use of a heat pump due to its high efficiency in heating or cooling.

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45. Energy: Heat recovery

1 or 2 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have a heat recovery system for 1 (1 point) or 2 (2 points) of the following categories: refrigeration systems, ventilators, washing machines, dishwashers, swimming pool(s), and sanitary waste water.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with documentation on the heat recovery systems.”
 
Does your accommodation have a heat recovery system? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D45, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to save energy by the recovery of the heat from certain facilities present in the accommodation.

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46. Energy: Thermoregulation

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The temperature in every room shall be individually regulated.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation regulate individual room temperatures? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
This criterion requires all bedrooms to have controls to regulate the temperature individually according to need e.g. thermostatic radiators valves. This measure is intended to save energy by reducing overheating where practical.

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47. Energy: Insulation of existing buildings

2 points

Criteria requirements
“The building shall have insulation above the minimal national requirements, so as to ensure a significant reduction of energy consumption.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion from the appropriate energy technician, together with documentation on the insulation and on the minimum national requirements.”
 
Does your accommodation have insulation above the minimal national requirements? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D47, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce heat losses from the building as a result of fabric improvements to the buildings insulation and thermal performance.
Note
A possibility of increase in insulation of the building can be derived from the following formula, which takes into consideration the possible economic profitability of the increase in insulation.

∆R =  (√D* x 24 x L/ mλ) – Ro

Legend

R = thermal resistance of the building (R = s / λ , where s = thickness of the insulating material and λ = thermal conductivity of the insulating material)

∆R = the optimal added thermal resistance to the building

D* = “days centigrade”, a parameter linked to the local climate which is given by the local authority . They are higher in colder climates.

L = cost of fuel and of maintenance of the heating system

m = cost of the insulating agent per m3

λ =  thermal conductivity of the insulating material

Ro = initial thermal resistance

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48. Energy: Air conditioning

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The air conditioning system shall have Class A energy efficiency as laid down in Commission Directive 2002/31/EC of 22 March 2002 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to labelling of household air-conditioners, or have corresponding energy efficiency.

This criterion does not apply to appliances that can also use other energy sources, air-to-water and water –to-water appliances, or units with an output (cooling power) greater than 12 kW.”

Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a technical report from the professional technicians responsible for installation, sale and/or maintenance of the air conditioning system.”
 
Does your accommodation have air conditioning with Class A efficiency? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D48, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to save energy for air conditioning as a result of a high efficiency air conditioning system.
Useful Information Sources
The Commission’s Official Journal L 86, 3.4.2002, p.26

(http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2002/l_086/l_08620020403en00260041.pdf)

The detailed text of Directive 2002/31/EC

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49. Energy: Automatic switching-off air conditioning

1 point

Criteria requirements
“There shall be an automatic system that turns off the air conditioning when windows are open.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a technical report from the technicians responsible for the installation, sale and/or maintenance of the air conditioning system”
 
Does your accommodation have an automatic switch-off system for the air conditioning? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D49, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
“The aim of this criterion is to avoid the waste of energy resulting from heating or cooling a room which has an open window.”

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50. Energy: Bioclimatic architecture

2 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall be built according to bioclimatic architectural principles”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with the appropriate documentation.”
 
Is your accommodation built according to bioclimatic architectural principles? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D50, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce consumption of resources through sensitive design through the use of natural materials and the natural assets of the buildings situation.
Note
Bioclimatic architecture refers to the structure of the building and tackles natural ways to save and use natural resources. Some examples are reported below.

 

NATURAL HEATING – Measures are taken to make best use of heating from natural climate

  • appropriate exposure of the building to winter sun;
  • appropriate shelter of accommodation from winter winds through natural or artificial devices;
  • appropriate position of windows to use winter sun;

 

NATURAL LIGHT – Measures are taken to make best use of natural light

  • windows are placed in such a way that natural light on a sunny day is available for at least 8 hours a day for at least six months of the year in common areas;
  • windows are placed in such a way that natural light on a sunny day is available for at least 8 hours a day for at least six months of the year in at least 50% of the rooms;
  • the accommodation does not interfere with the opportunity of adjacent buildings to use natural light;

 

NATURAL COOLING – Measures are taken to make best use of cooling from natural climate

  • appropriate orientation of the accommodation to summer shade;
  • appropriate exposure of the accommodation to summer breezes;
  • appropriate shading of windows with natural or artificial shading devices;
  • appropriate array of windows, rooms and corridors to enhance natural ventilation;
  • appropriate devices in place to bring air from cool to warm sites (for example through mechanical ventilation systems which input cool air from basement in common rooms);

 

NOISE  – Measures are taken to reduce the noise transmission

  • common areas are enhanced with material which reduce noise transmission to other parts
  • the tourist accommodation is built with material which reduces noise to the outside;
  • the tourist accommodation has green barriers as acoustic insulation for the entire building.

 

BUILDING MATERIALS  – Measures are taken to increase the use of local building materials

  • at least one main part of the accommodation building is built with local materials;
  • at least one main part of the accommodation building is built with recycled material;
  • there are measures in place to minimise the amount of energy embodied in new construction materials;

 

LANDSCAPE INTEGRATION – Measures are taken to maximise the integration of the accommodation with the landscape

  • according to the site, the accommodation is integrated into the landscape;
  • the accommodation makes use of local vegetation (for example vegetation which does not need much watering).

The applicant shall satisfy at least six of the above stated conditions or similar to fulfil the criterion.

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51. Energy: Energy efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and office equipment

4 points

Criteria requirements
Part A – Refrigerators (1 point)
“All household refrigerators shall be of Class A efficiency according to Commission Directive 94/2/EC of 21 January 1994 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household electric refrigerators, freezers and their combinations[2], and all frigo- or mini-bars shall be at least class C.”
Part B – Dishwashers (1 point)
“All household dishwashers shall be of class A energy efficiency as laid down in Commission Directive 97/17/EC of 16 April 1997 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household dishwashers[3].”
Part C – Washing machines (1 point)
“All household washing machines shall be of class A energy efficiency as laid down in Commission Directive 95/12/EC of 23 May 1995 implementing Council Directive 92/75/EEC with regard to energy labelling of household washing machines[4].”
Assessment and verification requirements (Parts A,B and C)
“The applicant shall provide documentation indicating the energy class of all the washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators and frigo- and mini-bars, indicating those that have an eco-label.”
Part D – Office equipment (1 point)
“At least 80% of office equipment (PCs, monitors, faxes, printers, scanners, photocopying machines) shall qualify for the energy star as laid down in Regulation (EC) No 2422/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 November 2001 on a Community energy efficiency labelling programme for office equipment[5].”
Assessment and verification requirements (Part D)
“The applicant shall provide documentation indicating the qualification for the energy star of the office equipment, and/or indicating those appliances which have an eco-label.”
 
Does your accommodation have energy efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines or office equipment? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D51, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce electricity consumption through the use of high efficiency equipment.
Note
Dishwashers not covered by Directive 97/17 (e.g. industrial dishwashers) need not comply.

Washing machines not covered by Directive 95/12 (e.g. industrial washing machines) need not comply.

Further reading
The Commission’s Official Journal L 170, 9.7.2003, p.10

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/pri/en/oj/dat/2003/l_170/l_17020030709en00100014.pdf

The detailed text including the 2003 updates of Directive 94/2/EC

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52. Energy: Refrigerator positioning

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The refrigerator(s) shall be positioned and regulated according to energy saving principles.

This criterion applies to kitchen refrigerators.”

Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Are refrigerators in your accommodation positioned according to energy saving principles? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce energy consumption from a rational positioning of the refrigerator.  Often the positioning of the refrigerator may influence its consumption as much as its energy efficiency rating.
Note
At least two of the following energy saving principles shall be respected:

 

  1. All refrigerators are far from, or shielded from sources of heat, such as ovens and heaters;
  2. the cooling tubes of the refrigerator are cleaned on a regular basis and are well ventilated;
  3. there are procedures to minimise the opening of refrigerator particularly chillers.

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53. Energy: Automatic switching off lights in guest rooms

1 point

Criteria requirements
“Automatic systems which turn the lights off when guests leave their rooms shall be installed in 80% of the guest rooms.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have an automatic switch off system for lights in at least 80% of guest rooms? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to avoid unnecessary light consumption in guest rooms after the guest leaves the room.

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54. Energy: Automatic switching off outside lights

1 point

Criteria requirements
“Unnecessary outside lights shall be turned off automatically.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have an automatic switching off system for outside lights? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to avoid unnecessary energy consumption in external lighting, such as when outside natural light is sufficient or through movement sensors together with timers.

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WATER

 

55. Water: Use of rainwater and recycled water

3 points

Criteria requirements
Part A – Rainwater (1.5 points)
“Rainwater shall be collected and used for non-sanitary and non-drinking purposes.”
Part B – Recycled water (1.5 points)
“Recycled water shall be collected and used for non-sanitary and non drinking purposes.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation, and appropriate assurances that the sanitary and drinking water supply is kept entirely separate.”
 
Does your accommodation use rainwater and recycled water for non-sanitary and non-drinking purposes? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D55, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the consumption of treated potable water for non drinking purposes.
Note
Suggestion for water recycling:

  • Use of water from showers or laundry for WC flushing, washing cars or other cleaning activities.

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56. Water: Water flow from taps and shower heads

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The average flow from all taps and shower heads excluding bath taps shall not exceed 8.5 litres/minute.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The flow rate from taps & showers will be measured and verified on the site visit
 
Does the average flow from all taps and shower heads excluding bath taps not exceed 8.5 litres/minute
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 

 

 

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce water consumption from guest use of showers and taps.
Note
Suggestions for water flow reduction

  • use of  water flow reducers,
  • reduction of the pressure from entrance into the accommodation water distribution tubes.

 

Formula for computation:

The average is calculated as follows:

 

(Litres/min from taps * number of taps) + (litres/min from shower heads * number of shower heads) / number of taps + number of shower heads = 8.5 litres or less.

 

The applicant shall measure the water flow by collecting and measuring the water that flows from taps and shower heads in one minute.

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57. Water: WC flushing

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“At least 80% of WCs shall consume 6 litres per flush or less”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Do at least 80% of WCs consume 6 litres per flush or less? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to save water through reduction of water used for WC flushing.
Note
Suggestions for water reduction

  • Use two level toilet flush with maximum flush at 6 litres;
  • Installation of manual flushes with automatic return;
  • Use of a displacement device in the cistern

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58. Water: Dishwasher water consumption

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The water consumption of the dishwashers (expressed as W(measured)) shall be lower or equal to the threshold as defined in the equation below using the same test method EN 50242 and programme cycle as chosen for Commission Directive 97/17/EC:

W(measured) ≤ (0.625 x S) + 9.25, where:

W(measured) = the measured water consumption of the dishwasher in litres per cycle,

expressed to the first decimal,

S = the applicable number of standard place settings of the dishwasher.”

Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide evidence that the dishwashers meet this standard or have been awarded the EU Ecolabel.
 
Does your accommodation have a dishwasher the water consumption of which is equal to or lower than the threshold? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D58, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the consumption of water used by the dishwasher.
Note
Examples of water consumption:

A dishwasher with a 12 place setting shall have a maximum consumption of 16.75 litres per cycle; one with 6 place settings, shall have a maximum consumption of 13 litres per cycle.

This formula refers to the potential water consumption of the dishwasher.  Water saving measures relating to laundry services are covered in the management section, criterion n. 32

Useful Information Sources
The Commission’s Official Journal L266, 19.10.2000, p.5

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:22000D1019(02):EN:HTML

The detailed text of Directive 97/17/EC

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59. Water: Washing machine water consumption

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The washing machines used by the accommodation or by its laundry service provider shall use 12 litres of water or less per kg of washload measured according to EN 60456:1999, using the same standard 60°C cotton cycle as chosen by Directive 95/12/EC.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide evidence that the washing machines meet this standard or have been awarded the EU Ecolabel.

If external laundry services are used the applicant shall provide technical documentation from its laundry service provider that their washing machines comply with the criterion.

 
Does your accommodation have a washing machine that uses 12 litres of water or less per kg of wash load? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D59, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the potential water consumption for the laundry service.
Useful Information Sources
The Commission’s Official Journal L 136, 21.6.1995, p.1

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/lex/LexUriServ/LexUriServ.do?uri=CELEX:31995L0012:EN:HTML

The detailed text of Directive 95/12/EC

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60. Water: Tap water temperature flow

1 point

Criteria requirements
“At least 80% of the taps shall allow a precise and prompt regulation of the water temperature and of the water flow.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation.
 
Do at least 80% of the taps allow a precise and prompt regulation of the water temperature and of the water flow?
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D60, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to maintain adequate water temperatures and control flow rates
Note
Suggestions:

One usual way to control the water flow is to use flow restrictors or valves.

For the temperature, there are sensitive washroom controls that prevent water wastage and ensure hot water taps reach the desired temperature.

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61. Water: Shower timers

1 point

Criteria requirements
“Showers in kitchens or outdoors shall have a system to stop the flow of water automatically after a certain time or if not in use.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have timers on outdoor or kitchen showers? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce consumption of water with respect to showers.

The criterion shall be applicable also for those accommodation units where showers may be used regularly such as in group accommodation or outdoor pool showers.

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DANGEROUS CHEMICALS

62. Dangerous chemicals:  Detergents

4 points

Criteria requirements
“At least 80% by weight of hand dishwashing detergents and/or detergents for dishwashers and/or laundry detergent and/or all purpose cleaners used by the tourist accommodation shall have been awarded the Community eco-label or other national or regional EN ISO Type I eco-labels”

(1 point for each of these four categories of detergents).

Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide data and documentation (including relevant invoices) indicating the quantities of such products used and the quantities that have an eco-label.
 
Does your accommodation purchase at least 80% Community eco-labelled detergents? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D62, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce environmental impacts due to detergents by promoting procurement of eco-labelled detergents. Only type I eco-labels are accepted.

This criterion refers to four kinds of detergents:

  • Hand dishwashing detergents
  • Detergents for dishwashers
  • Laundry detergents
  • All purpose cleaners

One point is given for each kind of detergent bought.

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63. Dangerous chemicals: Indoor paints and varnishes

1 point

Criteria requirements
“At least 50% of the indoor painting of the tourist accommodation shall be done with indoor paints and varnishes awarded with the Community eco-label or other national or regional EN ISO Type I eco-labels.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide data and documentation (including relevant invoices) indicating the quantities of such products used and the quantities that have an eco-label.”
 
Is your accommodation painted using at least 50% Community eco-labelled paints and varnishes? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D63, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of the criterion is to reduce environmental impacts due to paints and varnishes by promoting procurement of eco-labelled products. Only Type I eco-labels are accepted.

This criterion refers to indoor paints and varnishes used in the 3 years prior to and the first year following this application.

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64. Dangerous chemicals: Dosage of swimming pool disinfectant

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The swimming pool shall have an automatic dosage system that uses the minimum amount of disinfectant for the appropriate hygienic result.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a technical documentation concerning the automatic dosage system.”
 
Does your accommodation have a swimming pool with an automatic dosage system? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D64, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The main aim of this criterion is to reduce the amount of chemicals used in the swimming pool.

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65. Dangerous chemicals: Mechanical cleaning

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall have precise procedures for conducting chemical-free cleaning, such as use of micro fibre products or other non-chemical cleaning materials or activities with similar effects.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation if relevant.
 
Does your accommodation have procedures for chemical free cleaning? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D65, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the use of chemicals used in cleaning activities.

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66. Dangerous chemicals: Organic gardens

1 point

Criteria requirements
“Green areas shall be managed either without any use of pesticides or according to organic farming principles, as laid down in Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991 on organic production of agricultural products and indications referring thereto on agricultural products and foodstuffs and its subsequent amendments, or as laid down in national law or recognised national organic schemes.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation if relevant.
 
Does your accommodation have organic gardens? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D66, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of the criterion is to reduce the amounts of pesticides used, in order to reduce soil and water pollution.
Further reading
Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/consleg/pdf/1991/en_1991R2092_do_001.pdf

The detailed text of regulation no 2092/91

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WASTE MANAGEMENT

 

67. Waste management: Composting

2 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall separate relevant organic waste (garden waste 1 point; kitchen waste 1 point) and shall ensure that it is composted according to local authority guidelines (e.g. by the local administration, in-house or by a private agency).”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation compost garden and/or kitchen waste? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce the volumes of organic waste.
Further reading
http://www.defra.gov.uk/animalh/by-prods

This site is an authoritative source of information on the disposal of animal by-products and catering waste provided by Defra and includes guidelines for composting catering waste

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68. Waste management: Disposable drink cans

2 points

Criteria requirements
“Except where required by law, disposable drink cans shall not be offered in the areas under the ownership or the direct management of the accommodation.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with an indication of which such disposable products are used, if any, and the legislation requiring this.
 
Does your accommodation offer disposable drink cans? 
Yes à Please go to next measure
No à Please complete declaration form D68, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce waste caused by single use drink cans
Note
This criterion cannot be used as one of your optional criteria if the law means that you have to use disposable cans in order to provide drinks.

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69. Waste management: Breakfast packaging

2 points

Criteria requirements
“Except where required by law, single dose packages shall not be used for breakfast.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation.
 
Does your accommodation only use single dose breakfast packaging where required by law? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D69, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce package waste from single breakfast packaging.
Note
This criterion cannot be used as one of your optional criteria if the law means that you have to use single dose packaging.

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70. Waste management: Fat/oil disposal

2 points

Criteria requirements
“Fat separators shall be installed and pan fat/oils and deep-frying fat/oils shall be collected and disposed of appropriately.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation.
 
Does your accommodation have fat separators and collect and dispose of fats/oils appropriately? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D70, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to remove fat and oil from kitchen waste in order to prevent it from reaching the sewage treatment plant.

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71. Waste management: Used textiles and furniture

2 points

Criteria requirements
“Used furniture, textiles and other material shall be sold or given to charity or to other associations which collect and redistribute such goods.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation from the associations.
 
Does your accommodation sell or donate used textiles and furniture for redistribution? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D71, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to minimise waste.

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OTHER SERVICES

 

72. Other services: Environmental communication and education

1.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall provide environmental communication and education notices on local biodiversity, landscape and nature conservation measures to guests.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation provide environmental communication and education notices? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to increase the awareness among guests of local nature and conservation related measures and of local landscape, nature conservation and biodiversity habitats.

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73. Other services: No smoking in rooms

1 points

Criteria requirements
“Smoking shall not be allowed in at least 50% of rooms.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have at least 50% non-smoking rooms? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to ensure the quality of air inside the rooms for the comfort and safety of the guest.

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74. Other services: Bicycles

1 points

Criteria requirements
“Bicycles shall be made available to guests”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation make bicycles or information on local bicycle rental available to guests? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the use of non-polluting transportation.
Note
Suggestions

The bicycles can be present within the accommodation grounds;

The applicant may have an arrangement with a bicycle rental nearby and have information on the service available to guests within the accommodation.

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75. Other services: Refillable bottles

2 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall offer at least one of the following beverages in refillable bottles: soft drinks, water and beer.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation from the suppliers of the bottles.”
 
Does your accommodation provide refillable bottles for beverages? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D75, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to increase the re-use of bottles rather than their disposal. This may be achieved through a returnable bottle system or a backloading/recycling system with the supplier. Wine and other alcoholic beverages are included.

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76. Other services: Paper products

2 points

Criteria requirements
“At least 50% of toilet/tissue paper and/or office paper used shall have been awarded the Community eco-label or other national or regional EN ISO Type I eco-labels (1 point for each of these two categories of paper products)”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide data and documentation (including relevant invoices) indicating the quantities of such products used and the quantities that have an eco-label.”
 
Does your accommodation purchase at least 50% Type I eco-labelled paper? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D76, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce environmental impacts due to paper production through the procurement of eco-labelled paper products. Only type I eco-labels are accepted.

This criterion refers to two kinds of paper products:

  • Toilet/tissue paper
  • Office paper

One point is given for each kind of paper products purchased.

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77. Other services: Durable goods

3 points

Criteria requirements
“At least 10% of any category of durable goods (such as bed-linen, towels, table linen, PCs, portables, TVs, mattresses, furniture, washing machines, dishwashers, refrigerators, vacuum cleaners, hard-floor coverings, light bulbs) present in the tourist accommodation shall have been awarded the Community eco-label or other national or regional EN ISO Type I eco-labels (1 point for each of up to three categories of durable goods).”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide data and documentation indicating the quantities of such products owned and the quantities that have an eco-label.”
 
Does your accommodation have a least 10% Type I eco-labelled durable goods? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D77, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to reduce environmental impacts due to production of durable goods through the procurement of eco-labelled products Only type I eco-labels are accepted.

This criterion refers to several kinds of products, as long as they have been awarded the Community eco-label or an EN ISO Type  I eco-label.

One point is given for each kind of product purchased to a maximum of 3 points.

  • bed linen,
  • towels,
  • table linen,
  • personal Computers,
  • portable computers,
  • televisions,
  • mattresses,
  • furniture,
  • washing machines,
  • dishwashers,
  • refrigerators,
  • vacuum cleaners,
  • hard-floor coverings,
  • light bulbs
  • other……(to be specified)
 

 

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78. Other services: Organic food

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The main ingredients of at least two dishes shall have been produced by organic farming methods, as laid down in Regulation 2092/91.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with appropriate supporting documentation.”
 
Does your accommodation offer at least two dishes, the main ingredients of which are certified organic? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D78, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the use of organic food.
Note
Main ingredient is the ingredient that is present in the largest amount. For example: flour for bread and cakes, milk for creams and curds, vegetables for side dishes and salads (making specific reference to the most used types) etc.
Useful Information Sources
Council Regulation (EEC) No 2092/91 of 24 June 1991

http://europa.eu.int/eur-lex/en/consleg/pdf/1991/en_1991R2092_do_001.pdf

The detailed text of regulation no 2092/91

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79. Other services: Local food products

1 point

Criteria requirements
“At least two locally sourced food products shall be offered at each meal, including breakfast.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance, together with appropriate supporting documentation.”
 
Does your accommodation provide at least two locally sourced food products at each meal? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D79, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the use of local food, to promote the local economy & reduce transport.
Note
Locally sourced product is one that has been caught or grown within 100 km of the accommodation, or, if the geographical conditions of the country require greater distances, it is a product which distinctly reflects traditional methods using the most locally available sources.

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80. General management: EMAS registration or EN ISO certification of the tourist accommodation

4.5 points

Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall be registered under the Community eco-management and audit scheme (EMAS) or certified according to EN ISO 14001.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide appropriate evidence of EMAS registration or EN ISO 14001.”
 
Does your accommodation have EMAS registration or EN ISO 14001 certification? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D80, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
This criterion refers to the “general management section” to promote the implementation of environmental management systems in accommodation.

EMAS registration scores 3 points, EN ISO 14001 scores 1.5 points

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81. EMAS or EN ISO certification of suppliers

2.5 points

Criteria requirements
“At least one of the main suppliers or service providers of the tourist accommodation shall be registered with EMAS or certified according to EN ISO 14001.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide appropriate evidence of EMAS registration or EN ISO 14001 certification by at least one of his main suppliers.”
 
Is at least one of the accommodation’s main suppliers or service providers EMAS registered or EN ISO 14001 certified? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D81, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote the choice of suppliers that have implemented an environmental management system.

EMAS registration scores 1.5 points, EN ISO 14001 certification scores 1 point.

Note
Main supplier is one of the 10 main suppliers of the accommodation in terms of quantity of products provided or entity of the service.

For example: provider of soap, detergents, paper, food, may be among the main providers of goods.

Agencies responsible for out-sourced laundry service, maintenance of  HVAC or maintenance of office equipment may be among the main service providers.

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GENERAL MANAGEMENT

 

82. General management: Environmental questionnaire

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The accommodation shall provide its guests with a questionnaire covering their views about the environmental aspects of the accommodation.”
Assessment and verification requirements
Compliance with this criterion will be verified at the on-site visit
 
Does your accommodation have an environmental questionnaire for guests? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to ask guests about their environmental values, concerns and suggestions related to their use of the accommodation in order to increase overall environmental awareness.
Note
Suggestions

The questionnaire can tackle issues such as:

  • Room temperature (aiming to avoid overheating and over cooling);
  • Sensitivity to other energy saving initiatives;
  • Sensitivity to water consumption (asking about what constitutes a comfortable standard in order to identify where it is possible to save water without compromising this standard);
  • Responsiveness to alternative transportation;
  • Other issues;
  • Suggestions.

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83. General management: Energy and water meters

1 point

Criteria requirements
“The accommodation shall have installed additional energy and water meters so as to allow data collection on consumption of different activities or machines.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a detailed explanation of how the accommodation fulfils this criterion, together with an analysis of the data collected (if already available).”
 
Does your accommodation have additional energy and water meters to monitor consumption more effectively? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D83, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

 
Context
The aim of this criterion is to enable the accommodation to monitor its utility consumption in greater detail. The regular recording of meter readings will be required as well as a reasonable number of meters for the size and scope of the business.

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84. General management: Additional environmental actions

3 points

Only one of the two following situations can be fulfilled.

Part A – Additional environmental actions (up to 1.5 points each to a maximum of 3 points)
Criteria requirements
“The management of the tourist accommodation shall take additional actions to improve the environmental performance of the tourist accommodation and which are not covered by any of the above criteria (either mandatory or optional). The Competent Body assessing the application shall attribute a score to these actions not exceeding 1.5 points per action.”
Assessment and verification requirements
“The applicant shall provide a declaration of compliance with this criterion, together with a full description of each additional action the applicant wishes to be taken into account.”
Does your accommodation take any other actions to improve environmental performance that are not covered by any of the above criteria? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D84a, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to promote other environmental actions on site that may be particularly effective in reducing impacts or raising awareness according to the ecolabel’s objectives.
Note
Identify, if any, an environmental action which has significant effect in reducing

  • Energy consumption,
  • Water consumption,
  • Chemical substance use
  • Waste production.
 
Part B – Eco-label award (3 points)
Criteria requirements
“The tourist accommodation shall be awarded one of the national or regional EN ISO Type I eco-labels.”
Assessment and verification requirements
The applicant shall provide appropriate evidence of having been awarded an eco-label.
Does your accommodation participate in a national or local Type I eco-label? 
No à Please go to next measure
Yes à Please complete declaration form D84b, note the number of points achieved below, then complete checklist and go to next criterion.

 

Context
The aim of this criterion is to give credit to accommodation for participating to a national or local Type I eco-label.
Note
A Type I Eco-label is an eco-label which has been developed according to the ISO 14024 guidelines. These guidelines include taking into consideration the life cycle of the eco-labelled product, carrying out consultation with stakeholders, guaranteeing transparency of the criteria development and third party verification of compliance with the criteria. 

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DECLARATIONS

 

The following pages contain the declaration forms to accompany the application.

  Please complete all relevant forms, print and sign them and submit along with any relevant supporting documents.

In the case of supplementary reports or other documentation please indicate to which criterion it relates.

MANDATORY DECLARATIONS

Form D1 – Energy: Electricity from renewable sources

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Tick one of the following to indicate which form of evidence you have supplied.

 

 

 

A copy of the contract with the supplier of renewable energy
 

 

 

A declaration from the supplier of renewable energy
 

 

 

A declaration from the project technician of on site energy production (evidence must be provided to support declaration)

 

 

 

 

 

The accommodation receives the full 22% requirement from a single source
 

 

 

The accommodation receives the 22% requirement from a variety of sources

Indicate in which way the accommodation complies:

 

 

Complete in all cases (provide a supplementary sheet if required and indicate that you have done so):

Name of supplier  
Nature of renewable energy  
% of electricity supplied from a renewable source   Maximum % that can be supplied  
Name of supplier  
Nature of renewable energy  
% of electricity supplied from a renewable source   Maximum % that can be supplied  
Name of supplier  
Nature of renewable energy  
% of electricity supplied from a renewable source   Maximum % that can be supplied  

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 1

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D2 – Energy: Coal and heavy oils

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Indicate the nature of the energy used (excluding electricity for non heating purposes) within the accommodation:

 

 

 

 

Gas (methane)
 

 

 

Heavy oil with less than 0.2% sulphur content
 

 

 

Solar (note that you may also fulfil optional criterion 39)
 

 

 

Cogeneration Heat and Power (CHP) (note that you also fulfil optional criterion 43)
 

 

 

Electricity used to run a heat pump (note that you also fulfil optional criterion 44)
 

 

 

Other ______________________________________________________

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 2.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D3 – Energy: Electricity for heating

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of the contract with the supplier of renewable energy
 

 

 

A declaration from the supplier of renewable energy
 

 

 

A declaration from the project technician of on site energy production (evidence must be provided to support declaration)

 

Indicate in which way the accommodation complies:

 

 

 

The accommodation receives the full 22% requirement from a single source
 

 

 

The accommodation receives the 22% requirement from a variety of sources

 

 

In addition to electricity, the accommodation uses the following energy sources for heating rooms and sanitary water:

 

 

 

 

Gas (methane)
 

 

 

Heavy oil with less than 0,2% sulphur content
 

 

 

Solar (note that you may also fulfil optional criterion 39)
 

 

 

Cogeneration Heat and Power (CHP) (note that you also fulfil optional criterion 43)
 

 

 

Electricity used to run a heat pump (note that you also fulfil optional criterion 44)
 

 

 

Other ______________________________________________________
 

 

 

No other source of energy

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 3.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D4 – Energy: Boiler Efficiency

 

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report from professionals (maintenance or providers) of the boiler indicating the type of boiler[6] and its efficiency, as indicated in Directive 92/42/EEC or other relevant product norms and regulations on boiler efficiency

All applicants: New boilers

I, the applicant, declare that energy efficiency of any new boiler (heat generator) bought during the validity of the Eco-label will be at least 90%.  I will complete Form D85 in the instance of a purchase and forward it to the competent body along with all relevant documentation and technical reports regarding the new boiler.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

 

 

 

The boiler is included in the field of application of Directive 92/42/EEC and is in compliance with the Directive
 

 

 

The boiler is excluded from the field of the Directive 92/42/EEC and it complies with product norms and regulations on efficiency

Complete if the accommodation already complies: Existing boilers

In all cases:     I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 4.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D5 – Energy: Air conditioning

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A technical report from professionals (maintenance or providers) of the air conditioning system indicating the type of system and its efficiency, as indicated in Directive 92/42/EEC or other relevant product norms and regulations on air conditioning efficiency

All applicants: New air conditioning systems

I, the applicant, declare that energy efficiency of any new air conditioning system bought during the validity of the Eco-label will be at least Class B.  I will complete Form D86 in the event of a purchase and forward it to the competent body along with all relevant documentation and technical reports regarding the new boiler.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

 

 

 

 

The system is covered by Directive 2002/31/EC and is in compliance with the Directive
 

 

 

The air conditioning system is excluded from the field of the Directive 92/42/EEC and it complies with product norms and regulations on efficiency

Complete if the accommodation already complies: Existing air conditioning systems

 

In all cases:     I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 5.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D9 – Energy: Energy efficient light bulbs

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

 

 

Documentary evidence of light bulb efficiency if fully compliant

Tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

Tick to indicate how the accommodation complies

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that I shall replace all non-energy saving light bulbs with their Class A equivalent, where physical fittings allow it, within one year from the date of application and priority shall be given to those light bulbs which are switched on for over 5 hours daily. I shall complete Form D87 within one year to confirm compliance.
 

 

 

The accommodation already complies and I enclose documentary evidence of light bulb efficiency.

Within the accommodation there are light bulbs with the following energy efficiency:

 

  Location(s):
Class A  

 

 

Class B  

 

 

Class C  

 

 

Class D  

 

 

Class E  

 

 

Class G  

 

 

The total number of non-energy efficient light bulbs in the accommodation  

 

The total number of energy efficient (Class A) light bulbs in the accommodation  

 

The total number of light bulbs in the accommodation  

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 9.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D10 – Energy: Sauna timer control

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report from professional technicians responsible of the installation and/or maintenance of the sauna timer control systems.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 10.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D11 – Water: Water sources

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

Documentation of study results (if available)
 

 

 

Documentation of action(s) to be taken
 

 

 

Copy of declaration to the water authority
 

 

 

Documentation of action(s) taken
 

 

 

I, the applicant, have declared to the water authority a willingness to change water source if necessary
 

 

 

I, the applicant, have taken the necessary action to comply with the criterion and the local water authority plans

Tick to indicate that you have complied with the requirements

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 11.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D16 – Water: Leaks

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

A copy of the training program highlighting the coverage of fixing leaks
 

 

 

A copy of the information to guests on leaks

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 16.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D18 – Water: Watering plants and gardens

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of the watering procedures if there are any in place

 

How and when plants are watered:

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 18.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D19 – Water: Waste water treatment

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

Documentation indicating connection to local sewer system
 

 

 

Documentation of on-site treatment

Please tick to indicate in which way the accommodation complies

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation is connected to the local sewer system
 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that waste water is treated on site to local, national or European legislation

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 19.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D20 – Water: Waste water plan

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of the letter to the local waste water management
 

 

 

A copy of the reply from the local waste water management (if available)
 

 

 

In the case of a local plan being available, documentation of steps taken to follow it

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 20.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D21 – Dangerous chemical substances: Disinfectants

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

 

When (frequency) and where are disinfectants used on the property?  

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 21.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D22 – Dangerous chemical substances: Staff training on detergent and disinfectant use

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A copy of the training program highlighting the coverage of disinfectant and detergent use and dosage

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 22.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D24 – Waste management: Hazardous waste

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

The following hazardous wastes are used within the accommodation (please tick to indicate):

 

 

 

 

Pharmaceuticals, medicines and veterinary compounds
 

 

 

Wood preservatives
 

 

 

Biocides and phyto-pharmaceutical substances (insect-killers, garden fertilisers and similar)
 

 

 

Residue of substances employed as solvents
 

 

 

Mineral oils and oily substances
 

 

 

Electric material
 

 

 

Inks, dyes, pigments (toners)
 

 

 

Paints, lacquers, varnishes
 

 

 

Resins, latex, glues, adhesives
 

 

 

Photographic chemicals and processing materials
 

 

 

Batteries and other electrical cells
 

 

 

Vegetable oils
 

 

 

Household material (equipment, containing refrigerating liquid or electronic materials)
 

 

 

Other __________________________________________________________
 

 

 

Other __________________________________________________________

 

 

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

Documentation of procedures stating how these wastes are handled, including identification of the agency responsible for the collection and/or disposal;
 

 

 

Other relevant documentation such as contracts with third parties responsible for the collection/disposal of hazardous waste.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 24.

I also declare that where collection of hazardous waste is not available from the local Authority, a request for such services shall be made yearly and necessary documentation kept available for the on-site inspection.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D25 – Waste management: Waste separation

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed in addition to that provided for criterion 23.

 

 

 

A copy of the procedures by which waste is handled / disposed of within the tourist accommodation
 

 

 

Other relevant documentation such as contracts with third parties responsible for the collection/disposal of waste.

 

I declare that where collection of waste is not available, a request for such services shall be made yearly and necessary documentation shall be provided.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 25.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D26 – Waste management: Waste transportation

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

(Provide a supplementary sheet if necessary and indicate in the relevant box that you have done so)

 

Appropriate sites:  

 

 

 

 

Transport arrangements  

 

 

 

 

Distances involved  

 

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 26.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form G2 – Management: For applicants having an environmental management system in place

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with the entire management section of the EU Eco-label because of one or both of the following:

 

 

The accommodation has:

 

 

 

 

An EMAS registration
 

 

 

EN ISO 14001 certification

 

Please tick to indicate which supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

EMAS registration number
 

 

 

A copy of the accommodation’s EN ISO 14001 certification

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D30 – Management: General maintenance and servicing

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

A declaration from the technicians on the frequency with which the law requires maintenance checks

 

The following equipment has been serviced in compliance with the law or more often as appropriate by qualified personnel:

 

EQUIPMENT

NAME OF MAINTENANCE COMPANY

Heating, Ventilation & air conditioning equipment (HVAC):

except boilers, including heat pumps, thermoregulation devices etc;

 

Equipment: refrigerators, washing machines, dishwashers, office equipment whether household or professional

 

Rainwater collecting and water recycling systems;

 

Water using equipment (dishwashers, washing machines)

 

Swimming pool and other fitness equipment

 

 

Fat/oil filters

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 30.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D31 – Management: Maintenance and servicing of boilers

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Non-applicability

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation has no boiler and is therefore exempt from criterion 31.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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The boiler(s) in place in the accommodation is (are) the following:

 

 

 

 

Standard boiler
 

 

 

Low temperature boiler
 

 

 

Gas condensing gas boiler
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________

According to legal requirements and/or needs the maintenance plan is as follows:

 

 

 

 

Once a year
 

 

 

More often (specify): _______________________________________________________

The following elements are checked, as required by law or manufacturer, during maintenance:

 

 

 

 

Efficiency level
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________
 

 

 

Other (specify): ____________________________________________________________

 

The name of the company/companies/persons responsible for the maintenance is (are):  

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 31.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D32 – Management: Policy setting and action programme

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

Environmental policy statement of the accommodation
 

 

 

Procedures for taking into account input from guests
 

 

 

Action program to implement the environmental policy including targets on environmental performance regarding energy, water, chemicals and waste

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 32, that the action program is set every two years and that the documentation is kept available for the on-site inspection.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D33 – Management: Staff training

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Content of the training programme
 

 

 

Calendar and attendance of the courses

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 30.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D35 – Management: Energy and water consumption data

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Completed electricity, energy and water consumption tables for the last three months (where applicable) Table1, Table 2 and Table 3
 

 

 

The procedures in place to collect the information requested

 

The working calendar of the accommodation is as follows:

 

Number of months that the accommodation is open annually  

 

Period  
Notes  

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 35 & that, after being awarded the EU Eco-label I shall send data annually to the Competent Body according to table 6, table 7 & table 8.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D36 – Management: Other data collection

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

The procedures in place to collect the information requested detailing the measurements possible
 

 

 

The data relevant to the criterion for the last six months (where applicable) Table 4 and Table 5

The laundry service is:

 

 

 

 

In-house
 

 

 

Outsourced

Please tick to indicate which services the accommodation offers

 

 

 

 

Food services
 

 

 

Swimming pool
 

 

 

Golf
 

 

 

Other fitness facilities (please specify):__________________________________________

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 36 and that, successive to the EU Eco-label award, I shall send data annually to the Competent Body according to table 9 and table 10.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D37 – Management: Information appearing on the eco-label

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A sample of the supports on which the label is used

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 30.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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OPTIONAL DECLARATIONS

Form D38 – Energy: Photovoltaic and wind generation of electricity

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A description of the project and implementation works of the photovoltaic or wind power system reporting the electricity generating capacity
The potential output of electricity from the system ____________kWh/year The actual output of electricity from the system ____________kWh/year

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 38.

 

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D39 – Energy: Heating from renewable energy sources

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

The energy consumption for heating rooms and sanitary water from RES: __________kWh/year The total energy consumption of the accommodation for heating rooms and sanitary water (please report from table 2): ___________kWh/year

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 39.

 

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D40 – Energy: Boiler energy efficiency

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which form of supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

A report from professional technicians stating the kind of boiler, the boiler efficiency and declaring that the boiler has four stars
 

 

 

 

A copy of the relevant page (s) of the technical booklet of the boiler reporting the number of stars of the boiler.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 40.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D41 – Energy: Boiler NOx emissions

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which form of supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A report from professional technicians stating the kind of boiler, the boiler NOx emissions and declaring that the boiler has four stars
 

 

 

A copy of the technical booklet of the boiler reporting the number class of the boiler

 

NOx emissions of the boiler: ­______________ mg NOx/kWh

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 41.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D42 – Energy: District heating

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which form of supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Documentation showing the linkage to the district heating system
 

 

 

 

A declaration from the energy provider that there is a district heating system to which the accommodation is attached

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 42.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D43 – Energy: Combined heat and power

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

A declaration from the heat provider or other authorities stating the type of energy production of the energy received by the accommodation and showing that it covers the entire yearly consumption of the accommodation.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 43.

 

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D44 – Energy: Heat pump

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A copy of the relevant pages of the technical booklet reporting the operating conditions of the heat pump.
 

 

 

A technical report from a technician reporting the operating conditions of the heat pump

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 44.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D45 – Energy: Heat recovery

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of the plan of the heat recovery works in place in the accommodation
 

 

 

 

A declaration of a technician of the heat recovery works in place in the accommodation, briefly describing the heat recovery system

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 45.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D47 – Energy: Insulation of existing buildings

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

 

Minimum national requirements, according to the location of the accommodation (please describe the parameters of insulation requirements, according to local or national legislation):  

 

 

 

Insulation performances of the accommodation:  

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation has insulation performances higher than the minimum national requirements and therefore complies with criterion 47.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D48 – Energy: Air conditioning

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report showing evidence that the accommodation has an air conditioning system having energy efficiency Class A or equivalent

 

I understand that the criterion does not refer to the air conditioning appliances which

  • can use energy sources other than electricity from mains system
  • are air to water appliances
  • are water to water appliances
  • have a cooling power higher than 12 kW.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 48.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D49 – Energy: Automatic switching off of air conditioning

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Brief description of system characteristics:  

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 49.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D50 – Energy: Bioclimatic architecture

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A technical report on how the points are fulfilled
 

 

 

A copy of the plan showing the implementation of the points

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 50.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D51 – Energy: Energy efficient refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines and office equipment

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

All household refrigerators and all mini- Frigo-bars
 

 

 

All household dishwashers
 

 

 

All household washing machines
 

 

 

At least 80% of office equipment

 

I enclose one of the following documents for each of the equipment complied with:

 

 

 

 

A copy of the relevant pages from the technical booklet reporting the energy efficiency class/Energy Star, as required by the criterion
 

 

 

 

A declaration by the provider or manufacturer on the appropriate energy efficiency class/ Energy Star, as required by the criterion

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 51.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D55 – Water: Use of rain water and recycled water

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A detailed explanation of the system(s)
 

 

 

A copy of the plan showing the separate paths of drinking and non-drinking water, so that they can never be mixed

 

The accommodation complies by:

 

 

 

using rain water
 

 

 

recycling water

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 55.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D58 – Water: Dishwasher water consumption

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which form of supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A technical report from the professional technicians responsible for sale/maintenance of the dishwasher
 

 

 

A copy of the documentation showing the award of the EU eco-label to the dishwasher.

 

The accommodation complies because:

 

 

 

the dishwasher(s) in the accommodation meet the consumption requirements of the criterion: the dishwasher has ____________ place settings and its water consumption is ________________ litres per cycle.
 

 

 

the dishwasher(s) in the accommodation have been awarded the EU Eco-label

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 58.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D59 – Water: Washing machine water consumption

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report from the professional technicians responsible for sale/maintenance of the washing machine
 

 

 

 

A copy of the documentation showing the award of the EU eco-label to the washing machine
 

 

 

 

A copy of the technical booklet/report from technical maintenance personnel from the laundry service provider showing compliance with the criterion

 

The accommodation complies because:

 

 

 

 

 

the washing machine(s) in the accommodation meet the consumption requirements of the criterion: the washing machine has ____________kg washload  and its water consumption is ________________ litres per cycle.
 

 

 

the washing machine(s) in the accommodation have been awarded the EU Eco-label
 

 

 

the laundry service provider complies with the criterion

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 59.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D60 – Water: Tap water temperature flow

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which form of supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of any relevant technical booklets or projects showing the tap flow reduction
 

 

 

A copy of the invoice of the implementation of tap water flow reducing devices
 

 

 

A declaration from technicians responsible for sale/maintenance/implementation of the tap water temperature flow regulation system

 

Explanation of how the accommodation complies:  

 

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 60.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D62 – Dangerous chemical substances: Detergents

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Any relevant invoices for eco-labelled detergents

 

The accommodation complies with the criteria for the following detergents:

 

 

 

Hand dishwashing detergents
 

 

 

Dishwasher detergents
 

 

 

Laundry detergents
 

 

 

All purpose cleaners

 

I enclose the following data:

 

Hand dishwashing detergent.

The amount by weight of detergent used in the last year is ____________________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used  last year is _______________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used is _____________%[7]

The eco-label of the detergent is ________________________[8]

Dishwasher detergents,

The amount by weight of detergent used in the last year is ____________________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used  last year is _______________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used is _____________%[9]

The eco-label of the detergent is ________________________[10]

Laundry detergents

The amount by weight of detergent used in the last year is ____________________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used  last year is _______________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used is _____________%[11]

The eco-label of the detergent is ________________________[12]

All purpose cleaners

The amount by weight of detergent used in the last year is ____________________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used last year is _______________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used is _____________%[13]

The eco-label of the detergent is ________________________[14]

 I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 62.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D63 – Dangerous chemicals: Indoor paints and varnishes

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Any relevant invoices for eco-labelled detergents

 

I enclose the following data:

 

The amount by weight of indoor paints & varnishes in the time span of validity of the criterion[15] is ____________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled indoor paints & varnishes used in the time span of validity of the criterion is _______________kg.

The amount by weight of eco-labelled detergent used is _____________%[16]

The eco-label of the detergent is ________________________[17]

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 63.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D64 – Dangerous chemicals: Dosage of swimming pool disinfectant

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report from the technical qualified personnel responsible for the installation, maintenance and/or sale of the automatic dosage system
 

 

 

A copy of the project of the automatic dosage system

 

The disinfectant which is currently used in the swimming pool of the accommodation is:

 

 

 

Chlorine
 

 

 

Ozone
 

 

 

ultra violet rays
 

 

 

other____________________
 

 

 

A combination of the elements above: specify _________________________

 

Minimum national hygiene requirements for disinfectants used in the swimming pool: ­­­__________mg/litre

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 64.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D65 – Dangerous chemicals: Mechanical cleaning

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A copy of the instruction booklet covers for the cleaning devices reported below
 

 

 

An invoice for the cleaning material reported below
 

 

 

Other _____________________

 

The cleaning devices which are used in the accommodation which allow mechanical cleaning are:

 

 

 

micro-fibre products
 

 

 

water vapour machines
 

 

 

other _____________________
 

 

 

other _____________________
 

 

 

other _____________________

 

The procedures by which mechanical cleaning is performed are described in the table and explanation below.

 

Device used

Location in the accommodation cleaned

Frequency of cleaning

(times per week)

 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

   
 

 

 

 

   

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 65.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D66 – Dangerous chemicals: Organic gardens

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

The pesticides which are used by the accommodation are the following:

 

 

 

Specify _____________________________
 

 

 

Specify _____________________________
 

 

 

Specify _____________________________
 

 

 

None

 

The procedures by which green areas are managed according to the Regulation on organic agricultural products: ­­­

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 66.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D68 – Waste: Disposable drink cans

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please indicate the situation of the accommodation

 

 

 

 

There is legislation requiring the provision of disposable drink cans within the accommodation (fill in both Table I and Table II below)
 

 

 

 

There is no legislation requiring the provision of disposable drink cans within the accommodation (fill in only Table II)

 

Table I. The disposable drink cans required by law are described in the following table:

 

Type of drink*

Location in the accommodation

Number of cans sold yearly

Reference to law requiring disposable can*

       

 

 

* required information to be reported.

 

 

Table II. The types of drinks cans which have been replaced with other options are described in the following table.

 

Type of drink*

Alternative in place*

Number of items sold yearly

Soft drinks[18] (specify)

 

____________________

 

____________________

 

 

 

____________________________

 

____________________________

 

 

 

_____________________

 

_____________________

 

 

Water

 

 

 

 
 

Beer

 

 

 

 

* required information to be reported.

From a management point of view, the accommodation has replaced disposable drink cans with other non-disposable options in the following way:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

vending machine only distributes glass or plastic bottles
 

 

 

bar having only glass or plastic bottles or draught[19]
 

 

 

other: __________________________________

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 68.

Signature                                                                    Date                                        #

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Form D69 – Waste: Breakfast packaging

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please indicate the situation of the accommodation

 

 

 

 

There is legislation requiring the provision of single dose breakfast packages within the accommodation (fill in both Table I and Table II below)
 

 

 

 

There is no legislation requiring the provision of single dose breakfast packages within the accommodation (fill in only Table II)

 

Table I. The single dose breakfast packages required by law are described in the following table:

 

Type of package

Location in the accommodation

Number of packages (or Kg of packages) purchased yearly

Text and reference of law requiring disposable can.

       

 

 

       

 

 

       

 

 

 

Table II. The types of breakfast packages which have been replaced with other options are described in the following table.

 

Type of package

Alternative in place

Number of alternative packages (or Kg of packages) purchased yearly

 

Jams (specify)

 

   
 

Honey

 

 

 

 
   

 

 

 
   

 

 

 

 

From a management point of view, the accommodation has replaced single use breakfast packaging with other non-disposable options in the following way:

 

 

 

A buffet is in place where the guest helps himself to the food
 

 

 

Ready filled plates are served
 

 

 

Big refillable dispensers are present on every table
 

 

 

Other: __________________________________

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 69.

 

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D70 – Waste: Fat/oil disposal

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Receipt of the fat/oil from the public authority
 

 

 

Receipt of the fat/oil from a private agency

 

Number of fat separators in the accommodation  
 

 

Location(s) in the accommodation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of times per year the fat separators are cleaned by qualified personnel  
 

 

How the fat/oil is disposed of:

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 70.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D71 – Waste: Used textiles and furniture

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate which supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Receipt of the textiles/ furniture stated above from the relative associations
 

 

 

An invoice/ receipt of any other recipients to whom the material was sold

 

The types of textiles and furniture disposed of as required by the criterion are the following:

 

Type of component

Means of disposal

Recipient

 

 

   
 

 

   
 

 

   

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 71.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D75 – Other services: Refillable bottles

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A declaration from the supplier stating the handling and refilling of the bottles
 

 

 

An invoice from the service provider of handling and refilling of the bottles

 

The refillable bottles in use are the following[20]:

 

Type of drink

Type of bottle

(glass, pet, other)

Number of bottles used yearly

Supplier and handler of the bottles

Up to 1 litre

Over 1litre

Soft drinks[21] (specify)

 

___________________

 

___________________

­

___________________

 

___________________

 

 

 

_____________

 

_____________

­

_____________

 

_____________

 

 

 

___________

 

___________

­

___________

 

___________

 

 

 

___________

 

___________

­

___________

 

___________

 

 

 

__________________

 

__________________

­

__________________

 

__________________

 

 

Cold tea

 

 

 

     

 

 

Water

 

 

 

     

 

 

Beer

 

 

 

 

     
 

Other______________

 

       

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 75.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D76 – Other services: Paper products

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

Any invoices of the eco-labelled paper products for the last year

Compliance is achieved with the following paper categories:

 

 

 

Toilet/tissue paper

 

The amount by weight of paper used in the last year ______________kg
The amount by weight of eco-labelled paper used in the last year ______________kg
The amount by weight of eco-labelled paper used ______________%[22]
The eco-label of the detergent ________________[23]

 

 

 

 

Office paper

 

The amount by weight of paper used in the last year ______________kg
The amount by weight of eco-labelled paper used in the last year ______________kg
The amount by weight of eco-labelled paper used ______________%[24]
The eco-label of the detergent ________________[25]

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 76.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D77 – Other services: Durable goods

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

The invoices of each of the eco-labelled categories here presented for the last year

Compliance is achieved with the following categories:

 

 

 

 

Bed linen
 

 

 

Towels
 

 

 

Table linen
 

 

 

PCs
 

 

 

Portables
 

 

 

Televisions
 

 

 

Mattresses
 

 

 

Furniture
 

 

 

Washing machines
 

 

 

Dishwashers
 

 

 

Refrigerators
 

 

 

Vacuum cleaners
 

 

 

Hard-floor coverings
 

 

 

Light bulbs
 

 

 

Other __________________
 

 

 

Other __________________
 

 

 

Other __________________

 

¨       ;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please complete for the three main categories:

 

Category:  
The number of items pieces used in the last year ______________
The number of eco-labelled items used in the last year ______________
The percentage total of items that are eco-labelled ______________%[26]
The eco-label applying to the items ________________[27]

 

 

 

Category:  
The number of items used in the last year ______________
The number of eco-labelled items used in the last year ______________
The percentage total items that are eco-labelled ______________%[28]
The eco-label applying to the items ________________[29]

 

 

Category:  
The number of items used in the last year ______________
The number of eco-labelled items used in the last year ______________
The percentage total items that are eco-labelled ______________%[30]
The eco-label applying to the items ________________[31]

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 77.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D78 – Other services: Organic food

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

A declaration from the supplier that the ingredients comply with the criterion
 

 

 

A copy of any logo which certifies that the ingredients comply with the criterion
 

 

 

The invoices for each of the ingredients here for the last year

 

The main ingredients present in at least two dishes which are produced according to organic farming methods, as laid down by Regulation 2092/91 are:
1.
2

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 78.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D79 – Other services: Local food products

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, if applicable, has been enclosed

 

 

 

The invoices for each of the products here for the last year, stating the supplier

 

The two locally sourced food products offered at each meal are:

 

 

Locally sourced food product

 

Location of the source

The product is produced within the grounds of the accommodation

(sign to declare)

Distance from the accommodation

(if over 100 km please specify the setting of the accommodation and the “local” character of the product)

Bread  

 

   
Mineral Water

 

 

 

   
Fruit (specify)

 

 

 

   
Meat

 

 

 

   
Fish

 

 

 

   
Vegetables (Specify)

 

 

 

   
Other

______________________

 

 

   
Other

______________________

 

 

 

   

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 79.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D80 – Management: EMAS registration or EN ISO certification of the tourist accommodation

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

EMAS registration number
 

 

 

Copy of EN ISO 14001 certification

 

The accommodation has:

 

 

 

 

An EMAS registration
 

 

 

EN ISO 14001 certification

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 80.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D81 – Management: EMAS registration or EN ISO certification of suppliers

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

The supplier’s EMAS registration number
 

 

 

Copy of the supplier’s EN ISO 14001 certification

 

The main supplier of the accommodation with an Environmental Management System in place is:  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I declare that this is one of my main 10 suppliers by product quantity.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 81.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D83 – Management: Energy and water meters

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence has been enclosed

 

 

 

An analysis of meters in place

 

The extra meters which I have put in place are the following:

 

 

 

water for laundry service
 

 

 

energy for laundry service
 

 

 

water for the kitchen
 

 

 

energy for the kitchen
 

 

 

water relative to only one floor
 

 

 

energy relative to only one floor
 

 

 

water relative to specific machines (refrigerators, washing machines, etc)
 

 

 

energy relative to specific machines (refrigerators, washing machines, etc)
 

 

 

other___________________________
 

 

 

other___________________________

 

 

Explanation of the meters in place (why these locations were chosen, how it has affected the business, results of analysis etc.)  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 83.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D84a – Management: Additional environmental actions

 

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

Any relevant documentation to support the declaration

 

The additional environmental actions undertaken by the accommodation are the following:

 

Action

Description

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 84.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D84b – Management: Eco-label award

Please complete this declaration form, print it, sign it and submit it with your application.

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

Information from the eco-label management team on the elements which make it a Type I eco-label[32].
 

 

 

Evidence that the accommodation has been awarded the eco-label.

 

The national or local eco-label which the accommodation has been awarded:  

 

 

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 84.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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TABLES

 

 

The following pages contain the tables that must be completed in order to comply with a number of the criteria.

  Please complete all relevant tables, print them and submit them with your declaration forms.

 

 

 

Table 1: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

ELECTRICITY: Prior to application

 

These data refer to at least three months prior to the application.

 

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION Please fill in the consumption values for each three months
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total electricity consumption*

in KWh

  • electricity purchased of from standard electric network (non RES)*

in KWh

  • electricity purchased as RES electricity from electric network*

in KWh

  • electricity auto- produced on site*

in KWh

percent of total consumption

  1.                           I.      Through photovoltaic

in KWh

  1.                         II.      Through wind power

in KWh

  1.                      III.      Through small  hydroelectric plant

in KWh

  1.                       IV.      Through biogas

in KWh

  1.                          V.      other

in KWh

Total electricity costs

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total electricity consumption per overnight stay*

in kWh

Total electricity consumption per m2 of inside area*

in kWh

Total electricity cost per overnight stay*

Total electricity cost per m2 of inside area*

* mandatory fields

 

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Table 2: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR HEATING ROOMS AND SANITARY HOT WATER: Prior to application

These data refer to at least three months prior to the application.

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR HEATING ROOMS AND SANITARY WATER

Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total energy consumption*

in m3

Total cost of energy

  • Natural Gas consumption*

in m3

in kWh*

Cost of Natural Gas

  • Heavy oil  consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

Cost of Heavy oil

  • Fire-wood consumption*

in m3

in kWh*

Costs of fire-wood

  1.               I.      Self-produced fire-wood*

in m3

percent of total consumption

  • Gasoline consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

  • Diesel oil consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

  1.               I.      Bio-diesel consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

percent of total diesel consumption

Total Costs of gasoline/diesel oil

  • Solar thermal

in kWh*

  • District heating

in Kcal*

  • Other types of energy

in kWh*

Total costs

 

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total energy consumption per overnight stays*

(please choose most appropriate measure unit)

in m3**

in kWh*

in Kcal*

Total energy consumption per m2 of inside area*

(please choose most appropriate measure unit)

in m3

in kWh*

in Kcal*

Total energy cost per overnight stay*

Total energy cost per m2 of inside area*

 

* mandatory fields

** it is possible to convert litres in m3: 1000 litres = 1 m3

 

Conversion tables for the expression of energy in different units: 

1 kcal = 4.184 kJoules

            1 kcal =  0.00116 kWh         

 

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Table 3: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

WATER: Prior to application

These data refer to at least three months prior to the application.

 

WATER CONSUMPTION Please fill in the consumption values for each three months
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total water consumption*

in litres

Cost of water

Use of rainwater or other on site natural  sources of water, excluding water from aqueduct*

in litres

percent of total water consumption

Water sent to sewage

in litres

Cost of treated water

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in litres

Total water consumption per overnight stay*

in litres

Total water consumption per m2 of inside area*

in litres

Total water cost per overnight stay*

Total water cost per m2 of inside area*

*mandatory fields

 

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Table 4: Criterion 36: Other data collection

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES: Prior to application

 

These data refer to at least six months prior to the application.

 

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES Please fill in the consumption values for each half year
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

Total detergent consumption*

in kg

  • Eco-labelled detergent consumption

In kg

percent of total detergent consumption

Total disinfectant consumption*

in kg

  • Eco-labelled disinfectant consumption

in kg

percent of total disinfectant consumption

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total chemical consumption per overnight stay*

in kg

Total chemical consumption per m2 of inside area*

in kg

Total chemical cost per overnight stay*

Total chemical cost per m2 of inside area*

  • mandatory fields

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Table 5: Criterion 36: Other data collection

WASTE: Prior to application

 

These data refer to at least six months prior to the application.

 

WASTE PRODUCTION Please fill in the consumption values for each half year
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

Total waste produced*

in litres

in kg

Costs for waste disposal

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total waste production per overnight stay*

in kg

Total waste production per m2 of inside area*

in kg

Total waste cost per overnight stay*

Total waste cost per m2 of inside area*

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FOR FUTURE USE

 

 

The following pages contain templates for tables and forms that must be completed throughout the duration of the eco-label in order to comply with a number of the criteria.

  Please complete all relevant tables and forms as required and send them to the competent body for verification.

 

Checklist – Future Compliance

ID

CRITERIA

Declaration

Due

P

4

Purchase of a new boiler within the duration of the EU eco-label award

Form D85

Upon purchase of new boiler

 

5

Purchase of a new air conditioning system within the duration of the EU eco-label award

Form D86

Upon purchase of new AC system

 

6

Energy efficient light bulbs

Form D87

One year from awarding of EU eco-label

 

35

Electricity monitoring

Table 6

Annually

 

35

Energy consumption for heating rooms and sanitary water

Table 7

Annually

 

35

Water monitoring

Table 8

Annually

 

36

Chemical substance monitoring

Table 9

Annually

 

36

Waste monitoring

Table 10

Annually

 

The purpose of this checklist is to allow the applicant to identify deadlines for submission of further data as requested by the criteria.

 

 

Form D85: Criterion 4: Energy: Boiler efficiency

Purchase of a new boiler within the duration of the EU eco-label award

 

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

A technical report from professionals (maintenance or providers) of the boiler indicating the efficiency being at least 90%, as calculated by Directive 92/42/EEC or other relevant national or local law on boiler efficiency

 

 

I declare that on date _______________ I have purchased a new boiler of the following kind:

 

 

 

 

Standard boiler
 

 

 

Low-temperature boiler
 

 

 

Gas condensing boiler
 

 

 

Other ___________________________________
The new boiler
 

 

 

Is
 

 

 

Is not
covered by Directive 92/42/EEC on efficiency requirements for hot-water boilers fired with liquid or gaseous fuels.

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 4.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D86: Criterion 5: Energy: Air conditioning

Purchase of a new air conditioning system within the duration of the EU eco-label award

Please tick to indicate that the supplementary evidence, has been enclosed

 

 

 

 

 

A technical report from professionals (maintenance or providers) of the air conditioning system indicating the energy efficiency being Class B, or equivalent, as requested by criterion n.5

 

I declare that on date _______________ I have purchased a new air conditioning system included in the field of application of Directive 2002/31/EC.

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 5.

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Form D87: Criterion 9: Energy: Energy efficient light bulbs

ENERGY EFFICIENT LIGHT BULBS: One year after award of the EU Eco-label

The accommodation complies with the conditions below:

 

 

 

At least 60% of the light bulbs with the adequate fittings are Class A energy efficiency

 

The total number of non-energy efficiency light bulbs within the accommodation  
The total number of energy efficient light bulbs within the accommodation  
The percentage of Class A light bulbs within the accommodation

 

%

 

 

 

 

At least 80% of the light bulbs light bulbs which are switched on for over 5 hours daily are Class A energy efficiency

The total number of non energy-efficiency light bulbs within the accommodation which are switched on for more than 5 hours per day  
The total number of energy efficiency (Class A) light bulbs within the accommodation that are switched on for more than 5 hours per day  
The percentage of Class A light bulbs lit for over 5 hours daily within the accommodation

%

 

 

 

Within the accommodation, due to fittings that do not allow substitution, there still are light bulbs with the following energy efficiency:

 

  Location(s):
Class B  

 

Class C  

 

Class D  

 

Class E  

 

Class G  

 

I, the applicant, declare that the accommodation complies with criterion 9.

 

 

Points achieved

 

 

Signature                                                                    Date                                       

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Table 6: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

ELECTRICITY: Annual monitoring

 

YEAR:                          

 

ELECTRICITY CONSUMPTION Please fill in the consumption values for each three months
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total electricity consumption*

in KWh

  • Electricity purchased of from standard electric network (non RES)*

in KWh

  • Electricity purchased as RES electricity from electric network*

in KWh

  • Electricity auto- produced on site*

in KWh

percent of total consumption

  1.                       VI.      Through photovoltaic

in KWh

  1.                     VII.      Through wind power

in KWh

  1.                  VIII.      Through small hydroelectric plant

in KWh

  1.                       IX.      Through biogas

in KWh

  1.                          X.      Other

in KWh

Total electricity costs

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total electricity consumption per overnight stay*

in kWh

Total electricity consumption per m2 of inside area*

in kWh

Total electricity cost per overnight stay*

Total electricity cost per m2 of inside area*

 

 

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Table 7: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR HEATING ROOMS AND SANITARY WATER: Annual monitoring

YEAR:                          

 

ENERGY CONSUMPTION FOR HEATING ROOMS AND SANITARY WATER

Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total energy consumption*

in m3

Total cost of energy

  • Natural Gas consumption*

in m3

in kWh*

Cost of Natural Gas

  • Heavy oil consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

Cost of Heavy oil

  • Fire-wood consumption*

in m3

in kWh*

Costs of fire-wood

  1.            II.      Self-produced fire-wood*

in m3

percent of total consumption

  • Gasoline consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

  • Diesel oil consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

  1.            II.      Bio-diesel consumption*

in Litres

in kWh*

percent of total diesel consumption

Total Costs of gasoline/diesel oil

  • Solar thermal

in kWh*

  • District heating

in Kcal*

  • Other types of energy

in kWh*

Total costs

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total energy consumption used for heating per overnight stay*

(please choose most appropriate measure unit)

in m3**

in kWh*

in Kcal

Total energy consumption used for heating per m2 of inside area*

(please choose most appropriate measure unit)

in m3

in kWh*

in Kcal*

Total energy cost per overnight stay*

Total energy cost per m2 of inside area*

* mandatory fields

** it is possible to convert litres in m3: 1000 litres = 1 m3

 

Conversion tables for the expression of energy in different units: 

            1 kcal = 4.184 kJoules

1 kcal =  0.00116 kWh         

 

Please fill in the cells, according to the results obtained in the previous measurements

 

TOTAL ENERGY CONSUMPTION

kWh or Kcal (specify)

Total electricity consumption a)   (see from data above)
Total consumption of energy used for heating b)   (see from data above)
Total energy consumption (a + b)

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Table 8: Criterion 35: Energy and water consumption data

WATER: Annual monitoring

YEAR:                         

 

WATER CONSUMPTION Please fill in the consumption values for each three months
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

DATE

DATE

Total water consumption*

in litres

Cost of water

Use of rainwater or other on site natural sources of water, excluding water from aqueduct*

in litres

percent of total water consumption

Water sent to sewage

in litres

Cost of treated water

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in litres

Total water consumption per overnight stay*

in litres

Total water consumption per m2 of inside area*

in litres

Total water cost per overnight stay*

Total water cost per m2 of inside area*

 

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Table 9: Criterion 36: Other data collection

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES: Annual monitoring

YEAR:                         

 

CHEMICAL SUBSTANCES

Please fill in the consumption values for each half year
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

Total detergent consumption*

in kg

  • Eco-labelled detergent consumption

in kg

percent of total detergent consumption

Total disinfectant consumption*

in kg

  • Eco-labelled disinfectant consumption

in kg

percent of total disinfectant consumption

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

in m2

Total chemical consumption per overnight stay*

in kg

Total chemical consumption per m2 of inside area*

in kg

Total chemical cost per overnight stay*

Total chemical cost per m2 of inside area*

 

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Table 10: Criterion 36: Other data collection

WASTE: Annual monitoring

YEAR:                         

 

WASTE PRODUCTION Please fill in the consumption values for each half year
Currency if different from Euro:

DATE

DATE

Total waste produced*

In litres

in kg

Costs for waste disposal

Number of Overnight stays*

Total inside area of the tourist accommodation*

In m2

Total waste production per overnight stay*

In kg

Total waste production per m2 of inside area*

In kg

Total waste cost per overnight stay*

Total waste cost per m2 of inside area*

 

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[1] With EMAS registration, compliance with the EU Eco-label criteria should be stated as one of the environmental objectives of the accommodation and appropriately tackled in the environmental program; with ISO 14001 certification compliance with the EU Eco-label criteria should be stated as one of the environmental objectives of the accommodation and appropriately tackled in the environmental management system planning and implementation sections.

 

[2] OJ L 45, 17.2.1994, p. 1.

[3] OJ L 118, 7.5.1997, p. 1.

[4] OJ L 136, 21.6.1995, p. 1.

[5] OJ L 332, 15.12.2001, p. 1.

[6] The types of boilers indicated by Directive 92/42/EEC are: standard boiler, low-temperature boiler, gas-condensing boiler; it is necessary to indicate any other type of boiler which may not included in the Directive.

[7] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[8] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check, for any other label, check with Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[9] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[10] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check, for any other label, check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[11] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[12] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check, for any other label, check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[13] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[14] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check, for any other label, check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[15] This criterion refers to indoor paints and varnishes used in the 3 years prior to and the first year following this application.

[16] This ratio should be at least 50%.

[17] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check, for any other label, check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[18] Soft drinks are: water based non alcoholic flavoured drinks, both carbonated and non- carbonated, fruit juices.

[19] Note: if soft drink, water, beer bottles are refillable and there are procedures in place for refilling, criterion n. 75 is also fulfilled!

[20] Note: if due to the procedures of refilling soft drink, water and beer bottles no disposable cans are sold, you also fulfil criterion n. 68! (see sheet n. ____)

[21] Soft drinks are: water based non alcoholic flavoured drinks, both carbonated and non-carbonated, fruit juices.

[22] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[23] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check is necessary, for any other label, it is best to check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[24] This ratio should be at least 80%.

[25] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check is necessary, for any other label, it is best to check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[26] This ratio should be at least 10%.

[27] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check is necessary, for any other label, please check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[28] This ratio should be at least 10%.

[29] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check is necessary, for any other label, best check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[30] This ratio should be at least 10%.

[31] If it is the EU Eco-label no further check is necessary, for any other label, please check with the Competent Body that it is an EN ISO Type I eco-label.

[32] Type I Eco-label is an eco-label that has been developed according to the ISO 14024 guidelines. These guidelines include taking into consideration the life cycle of the eco-labelled product, carrying out consultation with stakeholders, guaranteeing transparency of the criteria development and third party verification of compliance with the criteria. 

 

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