Rosewood Tucker`s Point awarded 2014 Green Globe re-certification
The certification process, which Rosewood Tucker`s Point first obtained in 2012, requires properties to follow a rigorous collection of 337 compliance indicators applied to 41 individual criteria in areas of sustainable management, social/economic, cultural heritage and environmental. Criteria range from conserving resources to the incorporation of local culture, to employee training regarding their role in environmental, sociocultural, health and safety practices.
Duncan Graham, Managing Director for Rosewood Tucker`s Point said, “We are so honored and proud to have been awarded the Green Globe re-certification.
“The Facilities Management Team, spearheaded by Kevin Lanthier, has been extremely diligent to once again achieve this impressive award and I would like to thank them for all of their efforts in order to meet the rigorous assessment,” added Graham.
K. Denaye Hinds, Director of Sustainability for OBM International and the Green Globe Auditor for the resort said, “A luxury brand meets responsible stewardship with the sustainability practices at Rosewood Tucker`s Point. A renewed sense of place, the resort`s focus on safeguarding the island`s resources is evident through water conservation, onsite treatment and reuse practices.
“The creativity and organic nature of the practices in Sense Spa, coupled with the use of local Bermudian ingredients and traditions combines learning and leisure allowing guests to experience natural treasures of Bermuda. Continuing to improve year upon year, Rosewood Tucker`s Point has a set framework to ensure further sustainability success for years to come,” added Denaye.
To complete the certification process, members undergo an independent on-site audit to ensure that their sustainability efforts have been thoroughly inspected. Obtaining the Green Globe certification is the culmination of more than $1 million in green capital investments at the resort. Rosewood Tucker`s Point green initiatives have included a $600,000 wastewater treatment plant, $100,000 solar hot water plant, $400,000 Sea Water Reverse Osmosis Plant, $100,000 Thermal Solar Hot Water System and the introduction of solar cars on property.
Kevin Lanthier, Facilities Management Team Leader since 2006, explained, “Every ounce of discharge water throughout the resort, including 60 estate homes, goes to the wastewater treatment plant and is reclaimed and diverted to a two million gallon pond that is used to irrigate the golf course.
“Virtually every area of sustainable initiatives that we maintain or pursue meet or exceed the expectations of Green Globe,” added Kevin.
In addition to a Green Team that meets on a regular basis, Rosewood Tucker`s Point trains its staff on a regular basis on how to properly clean a room, which green products to use and which items to recycle. The property also includes tent cards in the rooms that guests can leave on their beds to have their linens washed every other day.
As a Green Globe certified member, Rosewood Tucker`s Point is included on Green Globes sustainable travel website, www.greenglobe.travel. Businesses are displayed in alphabetical order with description, pictures, location and map, contact information and links to booking.
ABOUT ROSEWOOD TUCKER`S POINT
Opened in 2009, Tucker`s Point is a 240-acre residential and resort community with breathtaking vistas of Castle Harbour, Harrington Sound and the Atlantic Ocean. Site of Bermuda`s first new luxury hotel in 40 years and its first-ever fractional ownership clubs in addition to whole ownership homes, the community affords residents and guests exceptional recreational facilities. These include the acclaimed 18-hole Tucker`s Point Golf Course, tennis courts and a croquet lawn, Bermuda`s longest private pink-sand beach, a 12,000-square foot spa and a fine dining restaurant in its 100-guest room hotel. In April 2011, Tucker`s Point joined prestigious Rosewood Hotels&Resorts.
ABOUT GREEN GLOBE CERTIFICATION
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