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First Central Hotel Suites in Dubai receives Green Key Certification 2016-2017
Date: 07-02-2017

First Central Hotel Suites, managed by Dubai-based Central Hotels group, has been awarded the Green Key Certification 2016-2017 for its green practices that include a host of environmentfriendly energy, water and waste management initiatives. Green Key is a sustainability certification program for hotels and accommodation and is the largest global eco-label relating to accommodation. Since 2013, Emirates Green Building Council acts as Green Key National Operator in the UAE.

Commenting on the achievement, Wael El Behi, General Manager of First Central Hotel Suites, said, “We believe in responsible and sustainable practices without compromising on guest comfort, personal service, or value. In line with the commitment to reducing our carbon footprint, we are delighted to receive the Green Key Certification that is recognised worldwide.
“It is a great environmental initiative that has been instrumental in mobilising global action on raising awareness about the need to conserve our environment and we are proud to be part of it. We have had an overwhelming response from our staff and guests who are enthusiastically participating and engaging in green initiatives. From conserving water to recycling materials and saving energy, they are keen to assert their green credentials. Our energy efficiency best practices helped us to reduce the energy bill by 4 per cent in 2016 compared to 2015.
We are now using LED lights all over the hotel with over 5,000 bulbs changed last year to meet Green Key objectives.
By changing day-to-day habits, we could all make the world a better place for our future generations.”
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