BHMT306 – Sustainable Development Corporate Responsibility

The tourism industry is growing exponentially throughout the world, mostly in BRIC countries, where historically, little care has been placed on the repercussions of both urban and rural construction, traffic and emissions. There are grassroots movements to make governments aware of the impact that these economic drivers bring, yet unless developers are motivated financially and morally to build and operate sustainable operations, there will be serious repercussions.

From LEED to ISO certifications, awareness and ultimately credits, owners and operators must be motivated to balance the economic gains with environmental impact. Students will become versant in the LEED system –and how it applies to both construction and ongoing operations. They will work through the criteria of leading edge global environmental policy and evaluate how it can be applied to hospitality and tourism in BRIC countries.

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