During the construction of the hotel property, the existing pine trees have been carefullymaintained.
We installed the KOJENERASYON System. In this system, gas engines that are used to produce electricity are powered by natural gas. Heat reaching 500 ºC, generated during the electricity production, is passed through boilers to produce steam and hot water before being released into the atmosphere via the engines’ chimneys.
At the same time, the heat generated by the engines producing electricity is also used to gain cooling energy through absorption chillers.
Efficient energy systems are used for heating water and for cooling. Generated entirely from heat that is released into the atmosphere, the COGENERATION system built into our establishment produces 90% of the electric, 60% of the hot water/heating, and 40% of the cooling needs in our hotel.
All the heating and cooling systems in our establishment are automated and centrally controlled. The fan coil system in the rooms is also controlled centrally, and automatically pauses when the balcony door is open.
There is an Energy Saver system in all rooms; lights automatically switch off when guests leave their room.
All rooms’ windows have high temperature-insulation in line with our local climate, as well as noise insulation as required. In addition, all the glass used in our establishment is a specialised thermopane, which prevents heat penetration in the summer and heat loss in the winter.
We ensure that only organic fertilisers and pesticides are used in our gardens. We choose organic plants for our gardens whenever possible.
All our buildings are non-smoking establishments, according to law number 5727 regarding the prevention and control of harm caused by tobacco products. We support human and environmental health by creating smoke-free areas.
The products used in our spa centre have not been tested on animals.
All waste in our establishment (glass, paper, plastic, metal and organic waste) is sorted and distributed to licenced companies for recycling.
ENVIRONMENTAL PRIZES AND AWARDS
Our establishments continue to operate in a manner that protects the environment and environmental health. Accordingly, we have been recognized with several prizes and awards.
TRAVELIFE GOLD AWARD
The Travelife Sustainability System is an international system that contributes to quality development in the environmental and social services of touristic establishments; in turn, this produces considerable cost savings, retains customers and strengthens their marketing opportunities. The project is very significant due to the elevated awareness of European tour operators and consumers with regard to sustainability, as well as a rising trend for tour operators to work only with establishments that adopt such principles in the future.
In 2010, our establishment received Travelife’s most prestigious award, Travelife Gold.
Both our hotels, Cornelia De Luxe Resort and Cornelia Diamond Golf Resort & Spa appeared on The Travelife Collection, a list of genuinely sustainable properties around the world. The list is compiled by ABTA, the leading association of British travel agents and tour operators.
Candidate establishments for The Travelife Collection are evaluated using international criteria such as human rights, environmental management and support for local life.. Only four establishments in Turkey have appeared on this prestigious list, which operates within extremely strict selection standards.
ENVIRONMENTALLY CONSCIOUS ACCOMMODATION CERTIFICATE
Our establishment has been awarded the “Environmentally Conscious Accommodation Certificate” by the Turkish Ministry of Culture and Tourism in 2015. The objective in the certification process is to ensure that the environment is protected, to raise environmental awareness and to encourage a positive impact trend of tourism establishments on the environment.
ISO 14001 ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM CERTIFICATE
This is a standard created to minimize damage caused to the environment by an establishment in any sector and of any size. Establishments sign up to the programme on a voluntary basis. Since 2009 our establishment has been running with an active environmental system.
BLUE FLAG AWARD
Our establishments hold the Blue Flag award, an international award given to beaches and marinas that meet certain criteria. The Blue Flag represents clean sea water, and good environmental management that values environmental education and providing information.
WHITE STAR AWARD
The White Star is an environmental award bestowed by the Turkish Hospitality Federation (TUROFED) to a limited number of establishments that meet environmental criteria as part of the Sustainable Environment and Productivity Programme. Our establishment holds this internationally recognised award.
TUI Environmental Championship award
For the International Environmental Championship award organised every year by TUI, one of the world’s biggest tour operators, many criteria are considered. These include the use of environmentally friendly products, the presence of equipment required in the event of a forest fire, the use of sustainable energy sources, and electricity and water usage values, along with environmental policies.
Green Hotels Project
Our establishment has been awarded the Green Hotels award by The Turkish Hotels and Investors Association (TUROB} and Bureau Veritas. The award covers areas such as energy management, water management and sustainable environment practices.