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Radisson Blu Hotel at East Midlands Airport Achieves the Highest Ever BREEAM Score for a Hotel
London (PRNewswire/WorldTourismNews.eu) - Most Energy Efficient Hotel in the UK
The GBP22 million Radisson Blu Hotel being built by MAG Developments, the largest British owned air operator, in partnership with the specialist hotel investment firm Azure Property Group, scheduled to open in summer 2011, has been awarded one of the highest ever BREEAM marks, the leading and most widely used method to assess a building's environmental performance.
The hotel has been awarded a score of 76.17% - well above the BREEAM Excellent benchmark of 70%. The hotel is also compliant with proposed changes to the current part L Building Regulations, which focus on improving buildings' energy efficiency.
The hotel will utilise a range of low energy technologies to reduce the energy demand of the building; supplemented by an on-site combined heat and power (CHP) engine with a pure plant oil (PPO) tri-generation energy centre; that will export electricity to the national grid outside of normal occupancy hours. This innovative system will deliver a 87% reduction in CO2 and supply up to 90% of the consumed energy from a renewable source.
The build also incorporates a number of sustainable construction techniques to deliver a BREEAM Excellent facility, including a sustainable surface water drainage system that utilises techniques, such as porous paving in the car park, attenuation tanks and a rainwater harvesting system and interior and exterior motion sensitive lighting to further reduce electricity consumption.
MAG Developments is the property and development arm of the largest UK-owned airport operator, Manchester Airports Group (MAG).
The Azure Property Group is a privately held group of companies established in 2004 to undertake hotel real estate transactions and has since expanded to include hotel operations and asset management services. Azure has completed transactions throughout Europe and has also developed a hotel operations capability which enables it to add further value to real estate investments.
Niels Nielsen, Director of the Azure Property Group, commented:
"We are very proud to be associated with a project that delivers the UK's most energy efficient hotel. Thanks to the advanced technology and techniques we adopted we have been able to build a hotel that hopefully will be a building that will set an example for hotel operators to follow."
Source: Azure Property Group
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