The 1st sustainability recognition specifically for vacation rentals.

Prove to travellers, owners, employees, investors, that you’re committed to environmental sustainability.

Our standard for vacation homes is based on 7 of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

Why your short-term rental needs a sustainability recognition

Aside from the moral imperative, adopting a people, planet, profit strategy for your vacation rental business comes with many benefits: more bookings, less costs, retaining owners, pleasing investors, regulators and employees, and reducing the environmental impact of the tourism industry.

Having one common standard for our industry means that we can give travellers the power to choose rental companies that are truly committed to sustainability.

Travellers want green vacation rentals
Owners want to reduce energy bills
Investors want to reward sustainable operations
Regulators want environmental accountability
Employees want to work for companies with strong environmental policies.

"78% of travellers are intending to stay in sustainable accommodation at least once in 2023."

Entry Recognition: "Committed" badge

Answer a questionnaire and send proof. Based on 7 of the United Nations SDG Goals. Tick at least 3 in each category: Energy, People, Waste and Water for each vacation rental.

Second Recognition: "Harvesting" badge

Install the hardware. We connect to your PMS or you can enter guest data manually. Now you can give staff & guests access to the web app encouraging them to lower their consumption.

Third Recognition: "-X% consumption" badge

Your ultimate certification is issued as carbon emissions decrease in your vacation rental. You have cut resource use to save costs and generated a positive change.

Your badge
Secure Digital Badge
Recorded on the Blockchain

The secure digital credentials issued by Sustonica can be verified with a single click. They will be recorded on the blockchain meaning your badges are impossible to fake.

Built in social sharing tools make it easy for you to celebrate and share your achievements

Vacation Rental Professionals
have a unique opportunity to influence millions!
Because we're in the hospitality industry we're able to influence millions of people every year to make more sustainable choices while on vacation and on their return home.
Our Vision
Environmentally-friendly Vacation Rentals Globally!

Our vision is to monitor and recognise all worldwide vacation rental properties on their environmental sustainability, empowering managers and owners to contribute in building a better and more sustainable future for all.

Vanessa de Souza Lage
Founder & CEO
Unique Technology
Involve guests to lower their consumption or charge for it.

Our ultimate sustainability recognition is based on an over-time decrease of electricity, gas and water consumption of vacation rental stays.

In order to achieve this we give you access to energy meters and to a web based app showing real-time consumption. Via persuasive communication, guests are encouraged to save resources and reduce waste. Option to charge guests for their consumption.

Your first step is to get the "Committed" badge. This sustainability recognition proves that your rental is environmentally friendly. You will then be entered in a queue to receive the hardware and guest facing app.

Average energy saving in homes

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External validation of a vacation rental’s sustainability efforts is so very important. Sustonica is the first dedicated to our industry. I am excited to see its impact - allowing true green rentals to differentiate themselves from their competitors.
Bob Garner
SUNx Malta is helping travel and tourism companies, large and small, to deal with climate change & sustainability. These are complex issues, especially for small business and individual holiday rentals. It is great that Sustonica is focusing on these small enterprises, and we are happy to be working with them.
Dr Hans Friederich
SUNx Malta
Buildings in the U.S. comprise about 30% of GHG emissions, and the expanding tourism sector is a big contributor to that. Sustonica’s certification is brilliant and timely - helping property managers market their rentals as differentiated and high quality.
Matt Macunas
Blue Horizon Consulting
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