Many sport facilities in Denmark has been a part of Green Key for while, which indicates that the facility is making an extra effort to take care of the environment, but the label is primarily known to be for the hotels. But now the this part of Green Key has grown to a size where it should have its own label, which is called GREEN SPORT FACILITY.
GREEN SPORT FACILITY is now an independent eco-label for sports facilities such as gymnastics halls, indoor swimming pools, ice rinks, arenas etc. The scheme is a sister to that of Green Key, which exists withing the hotel industry and which follows the same logic, principles as well as control mechanisms.
PREVIOUS EFFORTS MADE BY GREEN KEY
In 2004 HI (Halinspektørforeningen = the association of facility janitors) for a collaboration with Green Key secretariat about a label for sports facilities with adjusted criteria. Since then, this part of Green Key has grown massively and consist today of 74 facilities, which has resulted in thousands of kwh of energy and m3 water saved in since its start.