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Crown Sydney becomes Australia's first 6 Star Green Star hotel

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Crown Sydney has become the first Australian hotel in operation to be awarded a 6 Star Green Star  Design & As Built certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, in further recognition of its  iconic building at Barangaroo.  

The 6 Star Green Star rating, which is the highest possible, is reserved for world-leading achievements in  building design and construction that address environmental issues. 

Crown Resorts' Chief Government & External Affairs Officer, Sarah Adams said she was proud to see  Crown Sydney recognised with the rating from the Green Building Council of Australia.  

“The Australia-first accolade is a testament to Crown’s investment in constructing not only a state of the  art building with a world leading hotel, spa, food, beverage and entertainment options, but one which also  reflects our commitment to environmentally sustainable operations.  

“We remain committed to ensuring our environmental sustainability is front of mind across every aspect of  our operations at Crown,” said Ms Adams.  

The Green Star rating tool assesses buildings across 11 categories, with Crown excelling in the areas of  Management, Indoor Environment Quality, Transport and Innovation. 

Crown Sydney has a range of unique and innovative design features that have enabled it to operate  sustainably, including:

* Utilising Sydney Harbour as a heat dissipation medium and eliminating the need for energy intensive cooling towers on the property;

* An onsite solar array and smart metering system for energy and water monitoring; Harvesting rainwater to be reused for irrigation and incorporated throughout the property; and World-class gaming facilities that are designed to exceed minimum air quality requirements and utilise thermal comfort technology. 

CEO of the Green Building Council of Australia, Davina Rooney said Crown Sydney has set a new  standard for hotel groups across Australia with their 6 Star Green Star certification.  

“It’s wonderful to see Crown’s commitment to sustainable building practices aligning with other buildings  in the 6 Star Green Star certified Barangaroo South precinct. We hope this project inspires other hotel  groups across Australia,” Ms Rooney said. 

The 6 Star Green Star Rating is the latest accolade for Crown Sydney, which has previously received  multiple global design awards, including the Best New Tall Building in the World at the 2021 Emporis  Awards and Development of the Year 2021 at the Urban Taskforce Development Excellence Awards. 


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