Al Bus­tan Cen­tre & Res­i­dence sup­ports sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives

Muscat Daily - - CORPORATE NEWS -

Al Bus­tan Cen­tre & Res­i­dence is an en­vi­ron­ment-friendly prop­erty that is strongly com­mit­ted to cre­ate a pos­i­tive im­pact on the en­vi­ron­ment. To achieve this, the prop­erty has im­ple­mented sev­eral sus­tain­abil­ity ini­tia­tives through­out the year to re­duce the en­vi­ron­men­tal foot­print, in line with the UAE 2021 Vi­sion that sup­ports Dubai Sus­tain­able Tourism (DST) ini­tia­tives.

The ho­tel res­i­dence in­tro­duced an in­no­va­tion strat­egy in 2017 that led to im­ple­men­ta­tion of new ini­tia­tives to adopt sus­tain­able prac­tices on a daily ba­sis. Ini­tia­tives lead to in­stal­la­tion of au­to­mated tools to con­trol en­ergy set­tings in non-oc­cu­pied ar­eas; in­stal­la­tion of gas hot wa­ter sys­tems pro­vid­ing hot wa­ter on de­mand; use of LED lights; and mo­tion sen­sors to de­tect move­ment in spe­cific ar­eas to con­serve wa­ter and en­ergy Apart from this the prop­erty also im­ple­mented Build­ing Man­age­ment Sys­tem that in­te­grated all sys­tems, de­vices, soft­ware, and ser­vices for vis­i­bil­ity and con­trol of the en­tire op­er­a­tion and al­low­ing the prop­erty to elim­i­nate waste.

Al Bus­tan Cen­tre & Res­i­dence has con­tin­ued its ef­forts to meet the ob­jec­tives of DST by car­ry­ing mul­ti­ple, strictly mon­i­tored and doc­u­mented sus­tain­abil­ity prac­tices. The prop­erty also prac­ticed gen­eral waste col­lec­tion and re­cy­cling pro­gram such as re­cy­cling of used cook­ing oils, can col­lec­tion, re­cy­cling of left­over sham­poos and soaps to use in clean­ing of pub­lic ar­eas aimed to re­duce the us­age and pur­chase of chem­i­cals, linen and tow­els re­cy­cling, and of­fice pa­per re­cy­cling.

Upon suc­cess­fully im­ple­ment­ing sus­tain­able prac­tices through­out the year, Moussa el

Hayek, chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer at Al Bus­tan Cen­tre & Res­i­dence com­mented, “The im­ple­men­ta­tion of sus­tain­abil­ity prac­tices has been one of our core fo­cus ar­eas and it has sig­nif­i­cantly helped us in im­prov­ing our op­er­a­tions.”

He added, “We strongly be­lieve in ed­u­cat­ing the staff on the im­por­tance of clean en­ergy sources and de­creas­ing waste­water lev­els. We have suc­cess­fully con­ducted de­part­men­tal train­ings on sus­tain­abil­ity man­age­ment.

“The train­ing ses­sions are fa­cil­i­tated by our sus­tain­abil­ity cham­pion and project co­or­di­na­tor, Prince Che­rian who trains our em­ploy­ees and guests to have a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing on the crit­i­cal­ness of sus­tain­able prac­tices, and its im­pact in the long run.”

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