The four-star Grafton Hotel, Dublin 2, has been awarded the BREEAM certification, following an assessment process of environmental, social and economic sustainability performance, using standards developed by BRE.
BREEAM is a assessment method for master planning projects, infrastructure and buildings. It recognises and reflects the value in higher performing assets across the built environment lifecycle, from new construction to in-use and refurbishment.
For the hotel to be recognised for its efforts means that BREEAM rated developments are more sustainable environments that enhance the well-being of the people who live and work in them, help protect natural resources and make for more attractive property investments.
As part of its ongoing initiatives, The Grafton introduced metering optimisation, providing an opportunity for the hotel to use the waste heat from electricity generation. They are also in the process of installing online metering to give real-time data as to what the hotel is achieving and where can be adjusted.
Contemporary Art Deco inspired, The Grafton is one of Dublin’s newest four-star hotels, designed for city stays for business, couples, friends and families. Positioned adjacent to South King Street, a minute from Grafton Street and St Stephens Green, the 127 bedrooms hotel reopened in August 2021 under the new management following a complete refurbishment.
In terms of sustainability, the hotel is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and is dedicated to the continuous improvement of green initiatives throughout the hotel, whether it be through energy conservation or recycling and waste management.
As well as the BREEAM certification, the hotel is also in the process of securing the green tourism accreditation.