Hotel Verde wears energy crown at Eco-Logic Awards
04 December 2014
Established in 2011, the Eco-Logic Awardshave quickly grown into South Africa's most 'glamorously green' eco- calendar event, receiving extensive TV, radio and print media coverage. Each year, eco-champions within 12 environmental categories are invited to showcase their contribution to a sustainable society and environment.
The Hotel Verde walked away with the honours in the NBI- sponsored ‘Energy Saving Award’ category with the judges applauding the hotel for their trendsetting, fully integrated and holistic approach to energy management and energy saving. Through a combination of technology, behavioral change and efficiency, the hotel optimises energy saving. They also educate customers and employees on the issue, thereby setting a shining example of the way in which the hospitality sector can promote sustainability.
Not surprisingly, Hotel Verde is South Africa’s greenest hotel and the first hotel in Africa to offer carbon neutral accommodation and conferencing. It is also the first hotel in Africa to be certified LEED Platinum for New Construction by the United States Green Building Council.
Hearty congratulations to the management and staff of Hotel Verde – we salute you!