New Zealand will welcome its first 5 Green Star hotel when the Hotel Britomart opens its doors in Auckland on October 1.
Part of the TFE Hotels collection, the new 99-room hotel has been certified by the New Zealand Green Building Council for its commitment to longevity and sustainability.
“There are a lot of technical components, but everything has a clear intent and outcome that relates to a positive impact on the environment and human health and wellbeing,” said Matthew Cockram, chief executive of developer Cooper and Company.
“The Green Star rating allows us to convert this information to a form that the general public can easily understand.
“The beauty of The Green Star rating is that it allows us to stay true to what we originally set out to do. It holds us accountable, through third party assessment, to a promise we made to the environment and the community.”