Garnì Paradisi respects the environment

Hotel Garni Paradisi has been designed and built to the highest standards of sustainability in construction, the level of sustainability achieved was assessed and certified with the “Italian LEED ® 2009 New Construction and Renovations.”

The rating system is organized into five environmental categories, each consisting of one or more mandatory prerequisites and credits that give score : Sustainable Site (SS), Water Management (GA), Energy and Atmosphere (EA), Materials and Resources (MR ), Indoor environmental Quality (IQ). An additional category, Innovation in Design (IP), is interested in innovative practices aimed at sustainability and issues not covered in the previous five categories. Finally, the category Regional Priority (PR) allows to highlight the importance of local conditions in determining best practices for sustainable design and construction. The LEED ® certification is awarded according to the following rating scale: base : 40-49 points Silver : 50-59 points Gold : 60-79 points Platinum 80 or more points.


The location of the project in close proximity to public transport stops, the provision of bicycle racks and the identification of preferential parking for carpool / vanpool and alternative fuel vehicles allows users to encourage the use of alternative forms of transport.

The use of paving materials with high solar reflectance index for the parking areas and sidewalks help to reduce the heat island effect, ie the difference in the thermal gradient between urban areas and green areas. The heat island effect occurs in urban areas due to the presence of paved surfaces and roofs of dark color, which absorb solar radiation and heat up increasing energy needs for cooling.

The reduction of lawns in favor of bushes and shrubs and the planting of green spaces with native species allow you to cancel the water needs for the purpose irrigativi.

In order to increase the efficiency in the use of water in the building to reduce the load on the systems of municipal water supply systems and waste water is low flow faucets are installed that enable a water saving of more than the annual 35% of drinking water used in the building for toilet, sink faucets, showers, kitchen sinks.

The high performance of building-plant system can reduce the energy demand of the building. The installation of solar collectors and photovoltaic panels on the roof enables the use of solar energy as a renewable energy source.

Over 20% of the materials used for the construction of regional origin, that is extracted / harvested and processed within 350 km from the site where the project is located. Over 10% of the materials used for the construction is recycled content.

To ensure the quality of the air inside the building during construction were used adhesives, sealants, paints and coatings with low content of Volatile Organic Compounds.

All interior spaces are designed to ensure occupant comfort and direct eye contact with the external environment. The openings are sized and placed to ensure that all regularly occupied spaces natural light and visual access from the inside to the natural environment outside.