Damac Towers by Paramount gets EarthCheck nod

Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts has received the EarthCheck Design Certification for its sustainable plans

A rendering of the project.
A rendering of the project.

Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts has been awarded the EarthCheck Design Certification.

Damac Properties managing director Ziad El Chaar said: "Achieving the EarthCheck Design Certification is a significant highlight in the project’s journey and reaffirms that Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts adheres to the highest possible science-based standards. The project continues to make progress with superstructure works 100% completed and facade works 85% completed for all towers, and we are on track for completion next year.”

Last year, it was reported that the project would open in Q4 2016.

“From the design phase, through to construction and thereafter, the entire property complies with sustainability principles and best practices, ensuring safety for residents and tourists and reduced impact on the environment and making the property a great place to stay, visit, live and work in,” El Chaar continued.

EarthCheck CEO Stewart Moore added: "Congratulations to Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts for successfully achieving EarthCheck Design Certification. This places Damac Properties as a worldwide leader, joining the unique group of asset developers that are certified to the internationally recognised EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard.

"Certification against the EarthCheck Building Planning and Design Standard is set to bring Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts a range of benefits including recognition, credibility and best practice performance.”

Thomas van Vliet, CEO, Paramount Hotels & Resorts, noted: "We are especially proud to have received this certification which is testament to the rigorous planning that goes into ensuring improved ecological performance related to climate conditions, energy efficiency and reduced consumption of natural resources, to name a few, that will also translate into reduced operational costs.

"Sustainability is high on the worldwide agenda of Paramount Hotels & Resorts and to be certified in this field is one that we take very seriously and strive to achieve.”

Damac Towers by Paramount Hotels & Resorts is a hotel and residential complex, with four towers. Comprising 1,200 luxury serviced residences in three towers, the fourth tower will house the world’s first Paramount Hotel, featuring 823 guest rooms and suites.

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