When filming on location, it can often mean transporting your cast & crew to another town, city or even country, and then finding somewhere for them to stay for the duration of their time on the shoot. Travel and accommodation nearly always have the largest impact on a production’s carbon footprint, but if it’s necessary for your production, there are ways to reduce it.
Two hotels in the same location can have a drastically different carbon footprint, which is why booking the most eco-friendly hotel can have such a significant impact on your production’s overall carbon footprint.
Staze, an albert supplier, helps people navigate this question by taking a data-driven approach. The hotel booking platform lets you filter millions of hotels by their carbon footprint to find and book the most sustainable option.
The average production uses 81 hotel nights split over all cast and crew, which means that if that were to take place in London then the forecast CO2 footprint of these bookings would be 826kg CO2e based on the average emissions of 10.2kg CO2 per night.
So how can you find accommodation with lower carbon footprints? And by how much can you reduce your accommodation emissions?