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Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport is Africa’s greenest hotel, and is now classified as a world leader in green building.

The hotel has been awarded a 6-Star Green Star SA Existing Building Performance (EBP) rating by the Green Building Council of South Africa (GBCSA), which gives it “World Leadership” status, according the to the council’s certification tools.

Working closely with their membership community to champion a collective cause, the GBCSA strives to accelerate the development and adoption of best green building practices so all buildings are designed, built and operated in an environmentally sustainable way, says Dorah Modise, chief executive of GBCSA.

“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 to achieve the rating.”

She says the evaluation also addresses the relationship between landlord and tenants, but the focus is on making the operations and management of the building efficient to maintain optimal performance.

“Hotel Verde Cape Town Airport was awarded the highest score achieved for Green Star SA EBP v1 in South Africa to date.”

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