The Mother City’s very own Hotel Verde has become a world leader, achieving a 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance rating from the Green Building Council of South Africa (DBCSA).
According to GBCSA’s certification tools, this puts the Capetonian hotel at the forefront of green status, in a place of “World Leadership”.
Dorah Modise, CEO of GBCSA, told BizCommunity “The EBP rating is achieved through assessing the environmental performance of any existing building in operation – items such as energy and water monitoring, management policies and plans are required in order to achieve the rating.”
The ratings for the system range from four stars which amounts to the Best Practice status, five stars which is equivalent to South African Excellence and six stars which is rated as World Leadership.
Hotel Verde has earned its rightful place in the world market thanks to its efforts in energy efficiency, water saving and waste management. The hotel has a number of structural fittings which also encourage guests to be environmentally conscious including “low flow taps” which reduce water waste. It is also the only hotel in Cape Town that offers an eco-pool which regulates itself without the need of harmful chemicals, providing a safer environment for the whole family and the eco-system.
At the Hotel’s sixth birthday celebration and gala awards held on September 27, 2019, founder of Verde Hotels, Mario Delicio expressed his joy.
“I am immensely proud of the team at Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport – this is a phenomenal achievement – everyone’s input, ever-improving performance and a passion for operating green hotels has resulted in the ultimate reward. May we continue to grow, contribute and prosper in all things sustainable,” he concluded.