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The Hotel Verde Zanzibar design has sustainability at its core. Not only is the building sustainable, but green principles, processes and measures ensure all operations are eco-friendly and continually assessed for improvement.

Green overview

Here’s a brief overview of our sustainable features:

Green factors featured prominently in the development of Hotel Verde Zanzibar – Azam Luxury Resort and Spa, combining five-star luxury with sustainability. We considered numerous elements – from regenerative drive elevators, to responsibly sourced furniture and products and many more.

Energy efficient

  • LED low-watt lighting
  • Sophisticated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system to reduce energy consumption
  • Renewable energy generation

Sustainable design

  • During design and construction, the project has followed the criteria of the Green Building Council of South Africa and is pursuing 5-star certification
  • Regenerative drive elevators
  • Responsibly sourced, recycled and eco-friendly furniture and products used where feasible

Water saving

  • Grey and black water recycling systems installed
  • Recycling greywater from showers for use in toilet cisterns
  • Blackwater (from toilets) used for irrigation, saving thousands of litres of water

War on waste

  • All waste sorted on site and, where possible, recycled

Green conferences

  • Venues have separate bins for items that can be recycled
  • Eco-friendly stationery, recycled paper, carbon-neutral printer
  • Energy-efficient air-conditioning, lighting and technology

Sustainable operations

  • Sustainable procurement – conscious purchasing decisions
  • Recycling and waste management
  • LED low-watt lighting
  • Sophisticated heating, ventilation and air-conditioning system to reduce energy consumption
  • Renewable energy generation
  • During design and construction, the project has followed the criteria of the Green Building Council of South Africa and is pursuing 5-star certification
  • Regenerative drive elevators
  • Responsibly sourced, recycled and eco-friendly furniture and products used where feasible
  • Grey and black water recycling systems installed
  • Recycling greywater from showers for use in toilet cisterns
  • Blackwater (from toilets) used for irrigation, saving thousands of litres of water
  • All waste sorted on site and, where possible, recycled
  • Venues have separate bins for items that can be recycled
  • Eco-friendly stationery, recycled paper, carbon-neutral printer
  • Energy-efficient air-conditioning, lighting and technology
  • Sustainable procurement – conscious purchasing decisions
  • Recycling and waste management

Verdinos

Guest incentive: earn Verdinos

Verdinos are our in-house currency, rewarding you for being involved in our hotel's sustainability and making green choices. One Verdino is equivalent to $1.

Guest incentive: earn Verdinos

Verdinos are our in-house currency, rewarding you for being involved in our hotel's sustainability and making green choices. One Verdino is equivalent to $1.

Ways to earn Verdinos

  • Using the stairs instead of the lift
  • Correctly sorting waste in rooms
  • Reusing towels and linen more than once
  • Choosing not to use the additional pillows available
  • Using the power-generating equipment in the gym (coming soon)
  • Taking a walk or jogging to the Marina and back

Ways to spend Verdinos

  • Buy a cup of coffee at the Vanilla Lounge
  • Put it towards your bill when you check out
  • Use towards your bill at Roystonea Restaurant
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Green certifications and awards

Hotel Verde Zanzibar is targeting five-star Green Star “As built” certification through the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Hotel Verde Zanzibar is targeting five-star Green Star “As built” certification through the Green Building Council of South Africa.

Our green environment

Hotel Verde Zanzibar’s achievements in terms of sustainability are the result of a holistic design process with sustainability at its core. Not only is the building sustainable, but green principles, processes and measures ensure all operations are eco-friendly and continually assessed for improvement.