At the beginning of December 2018, ROBINSON Club Jandia Playa in Fuerteventura – one of the 23 clubs of TUI’s premium brand ROBINSON – reopened after a construction and refurbishment phase of several months. The "torre“, the club’s renewed landmark building, is the first international hotel outside Germany to have been awarded the highly coveted DGNB platinum certificate. At a total performance index of 82.5% relating to DGNB’s criteria, the resort was rated number four among the best hotels in the world and number one overall on the 2018 "hotel buildings“ list.
State-of-the-art energy saving technology for the popular club
The numerous sustainability measures implemented in the new "torre“ building include, for instance, a special thermal ceiling system to provide silent, draughtless cooling or heating for the rooms. Moreover, the special insulating glazing creates a perfect balance between light transmission and sun protection and prevents heat losses in the winter. The hydrothermal system based on high-performance water-source heat pumps ensures the combined generation of hot water with a temperature of up to 90 degrees and sufficient residual cold to cover the cooling requirements for the kitchen, cooling chambers and rooms.
Platinum certification for the "torre": Top score for overall performance
The German Sustainable Building Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Nachhaltiges Bauen – DGNB e.V.) is a non-profit non-governmental organisation set up to develop and promote approaches and solutions for the sustainable planning, construction and use of buildings. Instead of rating individual measures, the DGNB certification system assesses the overall performance of a building. If the criteria are fulfilled in an outstanding way, an existing building can receive a platinum, gold, silver or bronze certificate. The DGNB system is a comprehensive benchmark for sustainability including all key aspects of sustainable construction: environmental, economic, socio-cultural and functional quality, technical, process and site quality. Each of these six areas comprises a different number of criteria, which are assessed in the framework of the certification process. In order to qualify for a platinum certification, the hotel has to exceed a performance of 65% for each individual criterion and a total performance of more than 80%.
The new "torre“ building at ROBINSON Club Jandia Playa achieved the following rating in the six quality areas: