Charging stations for electric cars, sustainable materials, LED lighting, electric bicycle rentals…These are just a few of the reasons why our NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel has received the “outstanding” rating for building management with the BREEAM certification (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Methodology), becoming the first hotel in operation to receive such a high score. This certificate is recognized as the method for evaluating and certifying sustainability in the world’s most prestigious buildings.
Several categories were assessed for this certification, such as Management, Health and Wellbeing, Energy, Transportation, Water, Materials, Waste, Environmentally Friendly Soil Use, and Pollution, with high marks being received for each. Also within the framework of the BREEAM certification, the hotel has received the “very good” rating for the characteristics of the building itself.
Since the hotel was built in 2009, continuous improvements made to the facilities and the measures adopted how business is conducted has culminated in us receiving this prestigious certificate with excellent results.
Along with having a neutral carbon footprint, the hotel, just like other hotels belonging to the Group, has the ISO 14001 certification, which recognizes organizations for efficiency in environmental management, and the ISO 50001 certification, which recognizes efficiency in energy management. NH Ribera del Manzanares also exhaustively controls water and energy consumption as well as waste management. It even has a Biodiversity Management Plan for taking care of outdoor green spaces.
All of the meetings, conferences, and events held at NH Ribera del Manzanares are also completely eco-friendly, following rigorous criteria for sustainability and reducing environmental impact to a minimum.
For all of these reasons, BRE (Building Research Establishment), a British organization that manages the certifications, has given an exceptional rating to a service hotel in the building management category for the first time.
In the words of Mónica Chao, our Environment & Sustainability Corporate Manager, “we are very proud to receive such a high rating in this certification, which motivates us to keep working with the same commitment to the environment that NH has kept since the beginning. NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel has managed to achieve excellence in sustainability with this prestigious certificate”. This statement perfectly illustrates the joy this recognition has given our company. Furthermore, in October 2015 this hotel will host the first BREEAM course held in Spain for professionals that want to begin using the methodology.
The Green Corridor of Madrid
NH Ribera del Manzanares is located in southwestern Madrid, next to the Manzanares River, in the corridor known as Madrid Río. This unique enclave in the capital is made up of green spaces, bike paths, and sports facilities that combine to provide recreation and cultural opportunities available to the hotel’s guests.
It is also close to Vicente Calderón Stadium, home of the Atlético de Madrid footballl club, and other landmarks such as Puerta de Toledo, the La Latina neighborhood famous for its tapas bars, and the capital’s historic center.
NH Hotel Group continues its strong commitment to sustainability and caring for the environment. If you want to have a truly “sustainable experience” at a hotel unique in the world, we look forward to seeing you at NH Ribera del Manzanares hotel. Don’t miss it!