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Hotel Verde Zanzibar

Lead Sustainability Consultants  |  Commisioning  | Green Star SA  |  Carbon Neutral Experience

Client Name: Verde Hotels

Project Status: Current

Project Location: Zanzibar

The 106-roomed, five-star hotel was commissioned to Verde Hotels by owner and Zanzibari-born businessman Mr Said Salim Awadh Bakhresa. The hotel is set to lead the way in the green economy sector in East Africa by being a flagship for green technology whilst further developing sustainable tourism as Zanzibar’s greenest hotel.

Verde Hotels and Ecolution Consulting were able to enter the building phase of Hotel Verde Zanzibar at a timeous point in order to implement the numerous sustainable strategies required to ensure the hotel would be built and operated as sustainably as possible.

Project Features: 

  • Carbon neutral stay and conferencing experience 
  • Targetting a 5 Star Green Star SA as-built certification
  • Renewable nergy generation
  • 100% LED lighting and occupancy sensors 
  • Grey and black water recycling systems 
  • Waste management
  • Demand-controlled ventilation 
  • Regenerative drive elevators 
  • Intelligent heating ventilation air conditioning (HVAC) system which is highly efficient in heat recovery for the purpose of hot water generation.

Ecolution’s Role:

  • Sustainability technology guidance and assistance with implementation 
  • Management of the energy modelling process 
  • The building commissioning process 
  • Green Star submission guidance and management
  • Assistance with quantifying the hotel’s carbon footprint to ensure a carbon-neutral stay and conferencing is offered to guests 
  • Sustainable operations guidance