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Dubai hotel gets Green Globe Certification

First for Park Regis Kris Kin brand

| | Apr 12, 2013 | 4:15 pm
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First for Park Regis Kris Kin brand

Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel Dubai has been awarded the international Green Globe Certification (GGC), following a sustainability audit conducted by Farnek Consulting, GGC’s exclusive partner in the Middle East. Announcing this, the 390-room five-star hotel added that GGC was the premier worldwide sustainability stamp for the tourism industry and that more than 800 businesses in 50 countries had so far met the 337 exacting standards.

According to Farnek, the GGC-certified hotels can have access to its Web-based Hotel Optimiser technology, which enables them to track their energy performance, water consumption, and non-recyclable waste production, calculate their CO2 emissions and analyse the savings on operational costs.

Scott Butcher and Sandrine Le Biavant

Scott Butcher and Sandrine Le Biavant

Commenting on the certification, Scott Butcher, General Manager, Park Regis Kris Kin Hotel, said, “We are truly proud to receive this recognition that reinforces our commitment to the emirates’ transition towards a greener economy.”

Sandrine Le Biavant, Division Manager, Farnek Consulting, on her part said that the hotel team had shown commitment to achieve certification, with a clear two-year strategy and a well thought-out environmental plan. “Building on its newly certificated status, the hotel will roll out a number of new carbon footprint-reducing initiatives in 2013, and has also launched an internal forum to generate further ideas and proposals,” she added.

Speaking to Climate Control Middle East about concrete steps the hotel has taken to encourage sustainability from an HVACR point of view, Prasanna Balasuriya, the hotel’s Chief Enegineer, said: “We understand that HVAC takes up about 60% of the total electricity consumption in the hotel. Therefore, we maintain all of the HVAC systems in a way that they operate efficiently. We have three 450 TR centrifugal chillers in the hotel, which are efficient compared to other types.” He also shared the information that the hotel was installed with double-glazed, tinted window panels to reduce the heat load in the guest rooms. In addition, he revealed that the room management system in the hotel controlled the set points in the guest rooms, while the public area air conditioning was controlled by the building management system.

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