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Jo Gammage from the Department of Tourism gives this update on the Green Globe certification:

There has been a delay in Green Globe Certification for CEPTS properties due to changes in the Green Globe Standard. Benchmarking has been replaced by Indexing, a new process which measures the properties operations against approximately 150 best practices.

Indexing is the first in two stages for a property to be Green Globe Certified. We are currently in the process of working with the properties to meet the new standard and hope pilot properties will be indexed in July.Once successfully Indexed, the properties will move forward to having their properties Assessed by a Green Globe Auditor against Green Globe Certification Criteria to achieve Certification status. We are hoping to have this done by September 2009.

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