The LEED certificate is an achievement in better, more sustainable building. Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen has now been awarded the highest possible LEED certificate; only the second hotel in Denmark to be recognized by this green building program.
Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen has been recognized by LEED, or Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design, as the U.S. Green Building Council has certified the hotel to the Platinum level, the highest possible achievement. Certification is proof that Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen is going above and beyond to ensure the space is constructed and operated to the highest level of sustainability. The owner and developer of Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen, Vastint Hospitality, certifies all its new buildings through LEED:
“The principle of ensuring that new buildings have a certain environmental standard has been adhered to within Vastint for many years. We set this standard for ourselves as we want to develop properties in a sustainable manner while ensuring we do not burden the cities we build in. Today, we seek LEED Gold, or higher, for all future Moxy hotel projects,” says Andrew Lee van Rootzelaar, Senior Property Manager at Vastint Hospitality.
The sustainability value is largely shared by most in the Nordics, including the operator of Moxy Copenhagen, the Danish white label management company, Core Hospitality. Recognizing the efforts of the owner, Core Hospitality is committed to reducing its environmental impact further by operating on 100% renewable energy and optimizing building processes and operative procedures.
“Buildings use resources, generate waste and are costly to maintain and operate. We are pleased that Vastint made the effort to build a sustainable building as it allows us to more easily operate the hotel sustainably,” explains Per Denker Sørensen, CEO of Core Hospitality. “The LEED certificate, in general, is a strong indication that Moxy Copenhagen Sydhavnen is among the leading sustainable hotel choices in Copenhagen. The Platinum level, specifically, is an incredible feat that highlights the tremendous sustainable considerations made when building the hotel.”