The five-star Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai has been awarded its first Green Globe Certification (GGC), a structured assessment of the sustainability performance of travel and tourism businesses, such as hotel apartments.
The Mövenpick’s management team ensured that the property complied with or exceeded, more than 380 internationally recognised sustainability indicators, during an independent audit and assessment by Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East, UAE-based, smart and green FM company Farnek.
Nadia Ibrahim, Head of Consultancy at Farnek said, “The entire management team at the Mövenpick Hotel Apartments Downtown Dubai, has worked tirelessly to demonstrate its commitment, not only to the environment but also to all of its stakeholders – guests, employees, investors, local residents and suppliers.”
In terms of energy management, the property has invested in a GRMS (Guest Room Management System), an automated system that provides an innovative and efficient way of controlling the lights and power, as well as the air conditioning in guest rooms. To reduce energy consumption further, motion sensors have been installed in the ceilings and near main doors and windows.
To reduce their carbon emissions, an Electrostatic Precipitator has been installed, which is a filtration device that removes fine particles, such as dust, smoke and other fine particles, from free-flowing gas with a minimal impediment.
To optimise their water usage, the condensate collected in the A/C drain tray is directed into a water tank which is then used to supplement the property’s irrigation system.