Pioneer in eco-construction

Club Med is renowned for the landscape integration of its Resorts all over the world, and relies on the principles of local – hence bioclimatic – construction

PROTECTION OF BIODIVERSITY, FROM THE VERY BEGINNING

  • Native spices are conserved or reintroduced
  • Natural and landscaped areas : built-up surfaces cover only 7% of the total site surface
  • More than 1000 ha of primary forest have been preserved for decades in Rio das Pedras and Cherating

DEVELOPMENT OF THE ECO-CERTIFICATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION

  • Valmorel, first moutain hotel certified with France HQE* label
  • Val Thorens Sensations certified with the THPE** label in 2014
  • Looking for renowned environmental certifications for new projects
  • Club Med’s own environmental building guidelines, since 2011

PROMOTION OF THE GREEN INNOVATION

  • Guilin, first natural swimming pool in China
  • At Kani Finolhu Villas (Maldives), 30% of electricity is generated by solar energy with 6 000 m² of PV solar panels
  • Ecological treatment of water through Jardins Filtrants® in La Plantation d’Albion, Yasmina and Guilin
  • Optimized leading test of equipment through presence detectors in Opio (EDF « smart energy » award)
  • Test ongoing on Biaxial solar trackers at Cap Skirring
  • Selection of water-saving grass seeds in Agadir golf site

CLIMATE CHANGE ADAPTATION

  • Anticipate beach erosion involves locating away from the shoreline, laying out beaches with an understanding of the complex systems which govern how they function, opting for flexible solutions rather than heavy laying out. It also means supporting scientific research in this domain
  • To cope with the snowfall decline, our mountain Resorts are located at high altitude or are close to large ski areas.
  • Opening during two seasons and developing additional winter activities helps to be less dependent on snowfall.
  • Climate : what is Club Med doing ?

 

*  :   HQE: High Environmental Quality

** :  THPE: Very High Energetical Performance

 

Specialist in dream locations, aware of their fragility