Four Years of CarboNZero

Published: 24 August 2017

It has been 4 years since Sudima Auckland Airport has been a certified, carbon neutral hotel under the CarboNZero scheme.Today, to mark the occasion, we were presented with a certificate from Shannon, Enviro-Mark.

“We are very delighted to have received this prestigious award for our efforts. Our main purpose, however, is not receiving this certificate but doing the right thing for our environment” said hotel manager, Riza Suryo.

As part of the CarboNZero certification we have had to measure our emissions as a hotel every year and neutralise them by purchasing certified carbon credits in accordance with ISO 14065. We also have to reduce our carbon output year after year.

“As the first hotel in New Zealand to achieve a carbon neutral status we always hoped that other hotels would follow. We want to provide a solution for people who want to take charge of their own carbon futures” commented Riza.

Sudima Auckland Airport, built in 2011, holds a Qualmark Enviro- Silver rating and was especially designed to reduce our environmental impact. The building is builtin a North-South orientation to harness maximum energy from the sun and outfitted with green technologies including but not limited to a chilled beam heating and cooling unit, a 25,000 litre tank for rain harvesting, and 100% energy saving LED light bulbs. Since then, we at Sudima Auckland Airport, have been striving to live up to the ideology with which the property was built in the decisions made to operate and manage the property. Initiatives that have resulted from these decisions include a herb garden and the use of non-hazardous chemicals to clean the hotel. These decisions have affected our overall commitment to the environment and morale of the staff at the property.By making socially and environmentally responsible decisions the built environment as well as the atmosphere within the building has been positive. We are also a brand that is Be. Accessible certified.

Sudima Auckland Airport hotel is less than 2 kilometres from both the domestic and international terminals and offers 153 well appointed rooms. All rooms are elegantly designed to enhance guest experience. Guests can enjoy delicious cuisine in our restaurant and bar, work out in our gym, built to performance standards, and relax in style in our chemical-free indoor pool.

Pictured below: Shannon from Enviromark and Rajas from Sudima Auckland Airport

Two people smiling and holding a framed certificate.
Shannon from Enviromark and Rajas from Sudima Auckland Airport