NORWAY: Radisson Hotel Group has opened a sustainably certified hotel in the heart of Norway’s capital.
The hotel has been certified by BREEAM and has been given an Excellent rating.
BREEAM, one of the world’s leading science-based systems to determine the sustainability of buildings considers a building’s low impact design and carbon emissions, forward-thinking design features for climate change, and ecological value and biodiversity protection.
The rating was given for several reasons including the hotel’s A class energy rating, meaning its energy level will not exceed 140 Kwh/sqm, and it uses rainfall catchers to water its rooftop garden.
Tom Flanagan Karttunen, area senior vice president, Northern & Western Europe at Radisson Hotel Group said: “This is the perfect location for our second Radisson RED property in Norway, following the opening of Radisson RED Oslo Airport earlier this year. Radisson RED’s creative approach works in harmony with Økern Portal’s green spaces and sustainable initiatives, and offers the best city views from its rooftop bar and outdoor terrace.”
The Radisson RED Oslo Økern is just 15 minutes from Oslo’s Central train station in a sustainably focussed business neighbourhood, Økern Portal, which includes Norway’s largest rooftop garden.
The Økern Portal community has its own energy wells that produce 90 per cent of the heating for the entire development.
The 204 room hotel has playful artistic design and is inspired by fashion, music and art. There are also 13 meetings rooms with the largest able to host 120 people.
It’s the second Radisson RED hotel in the country after the opening of Radisson RED Airport earlier this year.