Jumeirah Emirates Tower awarded Green Globe award

02/04/2012 - Dubai Lifestyle News Posted by Bob Brunskill
Jumeirah Emirates Tower awarded Green Globe award
Those with property in the UAE will know the nation is one that is growing in environmental-awareness - and leading this eco-friendly charge is major Dubai hotel developer Jumeirah.The organisation has announced that its eco agenda has been recognised, with its five-star Emirates Towers being handed Green Globe Certification (GGC).It was given the accolade thanks to keeping in line with its Corporate Social Responsibility programme which has implemented changes including reducing water usage and controlling air conditioning so it is only in action when people are in the immediate area.But Jumeirah is not resting on its laurels, as it has announced plans to reduce energy consumption by five per cent this year through initiatives such as installing LED lighting and energy-efficient coolers.The GGC is one of the most recognised industry stamps for sustainability in the tourism industry and so far more than 800 establishments in 50 countries have met its exacting standards.