Jumeirah Living World Trade Center Residences awarded Green Globe Certification

Jumeirah Living World Trade Center Residences awarded Green Globe Certification
May 6, 2014 Arton Kabashi

“Earning the prestigious Green Globe certification is a testimony and a recognition that we are very proud of,” said Samer Khanfar, General Manager at Jumeirah Living World Trade Center Residences (WTCR) in Dubai. “This award highlights our ongoing commitment and dedication towards a more sustainable future”.

Jumeirah Living joins Burj al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, and Jumeirah Emirates Towers, who already embrace the Green Globe program and positioned themselves as responsible and sustainable hotels.

This luxury lifestyle property has implemented a range of energy saving initiatives related to water resources and reduced operational costs. Special “Eco Apartments”, equipped with Energy Star appliances, LED light bulbs, biodegradable amenities, and motion sensors to automatically switch off lights and set back air conditioners at set temperatures, have been designed. The purchasing policy favors local and fair trade services and environmentally-friendly products, with packaging being reduced to a minimum.

“I believe enforcing eco-friendly practices should be the responsibility of all individuals in all walks of life,” added Samer Khanfar. “At Jumeirah Living we are happy to do our part. Being green is not only an improvement to our lifestyle and our workplace, but it is a way to give back to our community and environment, which we owe so much. This will eventually contribute positively to our economy as well.”

Jumeirah Living shines with a wealth of CSR activities, such as working closely with the Children’s Hope Foundation, aiming to support children and young people affected by illness, disability, or poverty. In line with the corporate philosophy, Jumeirah Living is dedicated to improve the lives of the local community and is involved in broader community investment activities. Earth Hour, Earth Day, and World Environment Day are observed, special events promoting awareness are organized on a regular basis.

Highly commended during the audit was the property’s outstanding sustainability management plan, paired with a deep respect for the environment, demonstrated by the entire team.

“Jumeirah Living is the first ‘mixed use residential building’ to achieve Green Globe Certification,” explained Sandrine Le Biavant, Director Consultancy, at Dubai-based FARNEK, Green Globe’s preferred partner in the Middle East and the company responsible for carrying out the certification audit. “All staff members have shown a lot of passion and respect for the environment in the certification process. Everybody expressed a genuine interest to integrate a new angle of meaningful information and services – green solutions – into the business.”

“Throughout 2014, Jumeirah Living will continue to innovate and adopt new best practices to focus on environmental sustainability across all departments,” concluded Samer Khanfar.

About Jumeirah Living WTCR
Situated in the heart of historical Dubai, and minutes from the cities modern financial and business district, Jumeirah Living World Trade Center Residences is a strategic location for elevated living. The property features 377 luxurious residences, complemented with a 24-hour effortless lifestyle team, providing all services and amenities. Dubai is truly at the doorstep – from world-class shopping at the Dubai Mall to the soft sand at Jumeirah Beach, the sights and sounds are all within reach of Jumeirah Living WTCR serviced apartments.

About Jumeirah Group
Jumeirah Group, the global luxury hotel company and a member of Dubai Holding, operates a world-class portfolio of hotels and resorts. Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts includes Jumeirah at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi; Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai; Jumeirah Dhevanafushi and Jumeirah Vittaveli in the Maldives; Jumeirah Himalayas Hotel in Shanghai; Jumeirah Frankfurt in Germany; Jumeirah Grand Hotel via Veneto in Rome; Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa in Mallorca, Spain; Pera Palace Hotel, Jumeirah in Istanbul; as well as Jumeirah Carlton Tower and Jumeirah Lowndes Hotel in London. Jumeirah Group also runs the luxury serviced residences brand Jumeirah Living; the spa brand TaliseTM; Jumeirah Restaurants; Wild Wadi WaterparkTM; The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management; and SiriusTM, its global loyalty program.

For further information please contact
Jumeirah Group Corporate Communications
Director of External Communications
PO Box 73137, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Telephone: +971-4-364-7955
Fax: +971-4-301-6655
E-mail: PR@jumeirah.com

About Green Globe Certification
Green Globe Certification is the worldwide sustainability system based on internationally accepted criteria for sustainable operation and management of travel and tourism businesses. Operating under a worldwide license, Green Globe Certification is based in California, USA and is represented in over 83 countries. Green Globe Certification is a member of the Global Sustainable Tourism Council, supported by the United Nations Foundation. For information visit www.greenglobe.com

Green Globe Certification
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