Rosewood Phuket Resort is situated at a secluded location along a 600-metre beachfront at Emerald Bay, that combines a high-specification design and sustainability in a luxury resort. Featuring 71 pavilions, private villas, and lush recreational facilities, the resort offers an exquisite island escapade and a shining example of a green luxury hotel for sustainable accommodation options.
The design and operation of the resort were undertaken with a long-term commitment to protect the environment through innovative sustainability measures that both enhance the guest experience and save the running cost of the operations.
Commtech Asia was appointed as the testing and commissioning (T&C) manager and the LEED Commissioning Authority (CxA) for the property, from the design stage through to construction handover.
The team was actively engaged throughout the construction development of the property, to provide a full review of its mechanical, engineering, plumbing and fire (MEPF) design, development of T&C strategies, and the overall assessment of the sustainability and environmental qualities in line with green-building principles. All environmental aspects were at the forefront of the owner’s decisions, including sewage treatment, recycling grey water system and erosion control.
Managing and overviewing the entire T&C process, Commtech Asia ensured all operating systems within the resort are functioning in compliance with the owner’s requirements and expectations, with a particular focus on commissioning its green practices and long-term resilience. Under Commtech Asia’s supervision on overall environmental impact assessment, Rosewood Phuket is certified LEED Gold.
According to Rosewood, it is estimated that the energy-efficient design results in annual savings of 1,520,000 kWh and renewable energy of 150,000 kWh, while water conservation is estimated to result in 7,000m3 savings annually with a reduced carbon footprint of 223 metric tons of carbon dioxide per year.