Iberostar Selection Playa Mita receives LEED O+M certification
It becomes the first vacation beach resort hotel in Latin America to have this recognition
The Iberostar Group today announced, after a long and demanding evaluation process, that its Iberostar Selection Playa Mita hotel, in the Riviera Nayarit (Mexico), has become the first beach resort in Latin America with LEED certification, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (for its acronym in English), awarded by the United States Green Building Council (USGBC). This 5-star vacation resort was awarded the certification in the GOLD category, with a rating of 71 points, endorsing and recognizing all the interior and exterior spaces that make it up as a luxury resort that operates in a sustainable manner and respects the environment. .
“At Grupo Iberostar we continue to advance towards sustainable tourism from design and construction, to the sustainable operations of our complexes. Through these actions, we work towards our goal of promoting a business model that allows us to offer responsible tourism experiences while meeting the highest standards in the experience we offer our customers," says Fernando García, Chief Resources Officer of Grupo Iberostar.
The certifier, leader in the Americas in the certification of sustainable buildings, highlighted the excellent energy performance of the complex thanks to its innovative facilities, designed with the highest standards in energy efficiency. The hotel also has careful interior design based on finishes and furniture made of noble materials, a landscaping project that includes native species and a central lake that is fed by collected rainwater and water recovered from other processes; that feeds the complex's irrigation network, thus reducing the hotel's water consumption.
Other aspects valued by the Leed Certification that minimize environmental impacts and guarantee the health and well-being of guests and collaborators are the policies for replacing bathroom furniture and minimizing waste generation; the good quality of the air in the hotel spaces, which comply with the demanding ASHRAE 62.1-2016 standard and the BMS (Building Management Systems) system, which guarantees the efficient management of the building and its facilities, achieving a balance between customer comfort and the responsible use of energy resources.