The luxurious City of Dreams Mediterranean Casino Resort has received the BREEAM International Standard for Sustainable Buildings.
City of Dreams Mediterranean became the first project in Cyprus to be certified according to the BREEAM environmental standard.
BREEAM (Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) is the most recognized method for assessing and certifying the sustainability of complex construction projects, infrastructure and buildings around the world. This is a voluntary green building assessment rating developed by the UK-based organization BRE Global to determine environmental performance.
The object of certification can be a projected, reconstructed and operating building for any purpose, as well as a part of a building. Buildings are currently being registered and are operating according to BREEAM International-New Construction for new buildings and BREEAM In-Use for existing ones.
BREEAM provides a methodology for awarding points in several sections, addressing various aspects of life safety, environmental impact and comfort:
- health and comfort;
- land use and environmental aspects;
The scores received by category are multiplied by weight coefficients reflecting the relevance of design solutions for the region of presence. Then everything is summed up into a single assessment, as a result of which a rating is awarded.
It is worth noting that City of Dreams Mediterranean was awarded an Excellent certificate with high scores (80.4%) in recognition of the application of the highest standards of sustainability and integration of the project into the natural environment.
In other words, a luxury casino resort is resource-efficient and has little environmental impact.
'We are delighted to have achieved such great recognition and that City of Dreams Mediterranean is the first property in Cyprus to receive the BREEAM Excellent certificate. We remain committed to adhering to the highest standards of sustainable development and are confident that a project of this kind, which plans to be launched in the summer of 2022, can be a shining example for the region and the tourism sector as a whole. Our philosophy is to create a sense of "luxury" for our visitors with respect and responsibility towards the local community. Melco is committed to an innovative approach at all resorts around the world,' said Grant Johnson, General Manager of City of Dreams Mediterranean and Cyprus Casinos C2.
As you may know the casino resort City of Dreams Mediterranean should start operating in the summer of 2022.
It is being built next to the New Port in Limassol (between the Akrotiri Salt Lake and the My Mall).
The casino will be part of a luxury hotel with 500 rooms with 136 gambling tables and 1200 machines. A 9,600 m2 exhibition complex, a 1,500 seats concert hall, a 4,000 m2 spa center, as well as restaurants and entertainment clubs will be built on the territory of the resort.
City of Dreams Mediterranean is the largest investment project ever undertaken in Cyprus. Its cost is estimated at 550 million euros.
The Cypriot government estimates that City of Dreams Mediterranean will bring in up to €700 million ($ 828 million) to the island's treasury every year. This is 4% of the total GDP of the Republic of Cyprus.
More information about City of Dreams Mediterranean can be found here.