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Mother City hotel wins Green Building Award

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Cape Town - DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside has been awarded the ‘5 Star Green Rating for Existing Buildings’ by the Green Building Council of South Africa.

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This is an amazing accolade for the hotel and all who were involved in making this achievement a reality.

The hotel is the second property in the whole of South Africa to attain this award.

The hotel was judged and rated on various building features, including:

* Sustainable procurement and purchasing practices encouraging the use of products that are environmentally preferable

* Interdepartmental green operational guidelines

* Operational waste and materials management plan

* Physical displays installed in the hotel facilitating sustainability awareness and education amongst guests and staff

* Indoor environmental quality audits for Carbon Dioxide, Carbon Monoxide, temperature, lighting and acoustic comfort in occupied spaces

* Rooftop organic herb and vegetable garden which are used daily in the hotel’s restaurant

* The building is operating 63 percent more efficiently than the industry in terms of energy consumption

* The building is operating 42 percent more efficiently than the industry in terms of water usage

* Implementation of a green cleaning policy by encouraging the use of green cleaning chemicals

* Occupant comfort and transport modes survey conducted during the performance period.

“Preserving the environment is a key part of Travel with Purpose, Hilton Worldwide’s corporate responsibility strategy,” said Francois Steyn, general manager, DoubleTree by Hilton Cape Town - Upper Eastside.

“We are absolutely delighted with this win and pleased that we are being recognised for our efforts to reduce our environmental impact.”

Adapted from a press release for IOL

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