Following a rigorous certification process, Dart is proud to announce that both Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa and The Residences at Seafire have achieved LEED® Silver certification.
Developed by Dart, the resort recently celebrated its third anniversary since opening its doors on 15 November 2016. The Residences at Seafire opened a year later.
Cameron Graham, Dart President of Development Delivery, says the development is the first hospitality project in the Cayman Islands to achieve LEED® certification.
“LEED® certification provides a thorough framework to create environmentally responsible, resource-efficient and cost-saving green buildings,” he says. “As testament to Dart’s commitment to sustainable development in the Cayman Islands, both the resort and residences feature best-in-class green design and construction.”
Maintained by the U.S. Green Building Council, LEED® is a globally recognised green building rating system that provides third-party verification for sustainable design, building practices and operations.
As one of less than 200 LEED® Silver certified resort-residential properties worldwide, Seafire conserves natural resources through the use of geothermal air conditioning, sustainable LED lighting, a 170 kilowatt solar array, rainwater harvesting and extensive native landscaping.
“In addition, the project features several examples of recycled materials,” Graham says. “Concrete from the demolition of the former Courtyard Marriott hotel was recycled into fill material for the new site, and the Community Bike and Walking Trail uses pavers made with recycled glass produced at Dart’s glass crushing facility.”
The more than 32,000 plants featured in the landscaping at Seafire were sourced from Dart’s nursery and include a number of indigenous and native plants.
“Alongside our flagship development at Camana Bay, the Seafire resort and residences embody Dart’s approach to sustainable development, balancing environment, economy and society to create places that enrich lives today and for future generations,” Graham says.
Dart’s growing hotel portfolio also includes The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman, Comfort Suites and Le Soleil d’Or in Cayman Brac.
For more information on the sustainable building practices used at the Seafire property, please view: Building Green
To learn more about the economic, social and environmental impact of the Kimpton Seafire Resort + Spa, please visit: https://dart.ky/seafire
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