Abode Named Australia’s Greenest Hotel
14 April 2015
Abode Hotel in Woden has been named the Australia’s highest NABERS rated hotel with a 4.5 star rating.
The rating, announced in Hotel Management magazine, is awarded by the New South Wales Office of Environment and Heritage. NABERS is Australia’s only independently assessed and government audited environmental rating system. The program rates buildings for sustainability and efficiency according to a six-star rating system.
Abode Woden received the 4.5 star rating for its adaptive reuse of an older office building Juliana House, and maintaining its sustainability and environmental outcomes in its daily operations. The hotel is the only hotel in the country to reach above a three-star rating.
Nick Georgalis, Managing Director of Abode Hotels and parent company GEOCON welcomed the rating, “We are very committed to the highest environmental and sustainability outcomes in everything we do. We are proud of to be judged the greenest hotel in Australia and will build on the achievement going forward.”
Director of the Metropolitan Branch in the NSW Office of Environment and Heritage, Tom Grosskopf, welcomed the sustainability efforts of the hotel. “Abode Woden is the most energy efficient hotel certified in Australia in the past 12 months and their 4.5 star NABERS Energy rating makes them a sustainability leader in the hospitality sector and demonstrates how NABERS is improving the environmental performance of Australian cities, “ Mr Grosskopf said.
“We are pleased to see Abode Woden using NABERS to prove their commitment to sustainability to their customers and the rest of the industry. I am pleased that they are receiving the recognition they deserve,” Mr Grosskopf said. Abode Woden is also on track to receive a Green Star rating from the Green Building Council of Australia. GEOCON plans to continue sustainable and environmentally conscious hotels and developments.