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Green Crown: Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Hotel

Crown Sydney achieves environmental excellence milestone: Awarded highest environmental rating in Australian Hospitality

Crown Sydney, situated in the bustling Barangaroo precinct, has made history by clinching the title of Australia’s first 6 Star Green Star Design & As Built certified hotel.

This prestigious accolade, bestowed by the Green Building Council of Australia, recognises Crown Sydney’s unwavering commitment to pioneering environmentally conscious building design and construction. The 6 Star Green Star rating, which is the highest possible, is reserved for world-leading achievements in building design and construction that address environmental issues.

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Sarah Adams, Chief Government & External Affairs Officer at Crown Resorts, expressed immense pride in the achievement, emphasising the significance of the recognition from the Green Building Council of Australia.

“The Australia-first accolade is a testament to Crown’s investment in constructing not only a state of the art building with a world leading hotel, spa, food, beverage and entertainment options, but one which also reflects our commitment to environmentally sustainable operations.

“We remain committed to ensuring our environmental sustainability is front of mind across every aspect of our operations at Crown,” said Ms Adams.

Crown Sydney

The Green Star rating tool assesses buildings across 11 categories, with Crown excelling in the areas of Management, Indoor Environment Quality, Transport and Innovation.

Crown Sydney has a range of unique and innovative design features that have enabled it to operate sustainably, including:

  • Utilising Sydney Harbour as a heat dissipation medium and eliminating the need for energy-intensive cooling towers on the property.
  • An onsite solar array and smart metering system for energy and water monitoring.
  • Harvesting rainwater to be reused for irrigation and incorporated throughout the property.
  • World-class gaming facilities that are designed to exceed minimum air quality requirements and utilise thermal comfort technology.

Davina Rooney, CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia, commended Crown Sydney for setting a new benchmark for sustainable building practices within the Australian hotel industry.

“It’s wonderful to see Crown’s commitment to sustainable building practices aligning with other buildings in the 6 Star Green Star certified Barangaroo South precinct. We hope this project inspires other hotel groups across Australia,” Ms Rooney said.

Crown Sydney

The attainment of the 6 Star Green Star Rating represents yet another feather in Crown Sydney’s cap, adding to its illustrious list of accolades. The hotel has previously garnered global recognition, clinching prestigious awards such as the Best New Tall Building in the World at the 2021 Emporis Awards and Development of the Year 2021 at the Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards.

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