As the “Champion of Champions” winner in the latest edition of the “Green World Awards,” Crystal Lagoons was granted the privilege of hosting the award ceremony for the 2023 edition of these awards that recognize the best sustainable practices worldwide.
The ceremony, which took place in Miami, where the headquarters of the multinational innovation company are located, brought together over 80 executives from worldwide companies recognized for their sustainable contributions. Among them were Sobha Realty, the developer of the District One project in Dubai; Saudi Aramco, the world’s largest oil producer; UDC Qatar, the leading public joint stock company in Qatar; BNP Paribas Real Estate, a subsidiary of BNP Paribas specializing in commercial property consulting, among others.
Iván Manzur, Senior Vice President of Sales at Crystal Lagoons US Corp., welcomed the attendees, highlighting the sustainable and innovative identity of Crystal Lagoons and how its technology helps reduce environmental impact, which, in the case of Public Access Lagoons™ projects, allows to reduce 40% of the carbon footprint in the tourism and transportation field.
“The Crystal Lagoons® technology allows for creating an idyllic beach lifestyle anywhere in the world through large eco-friendly crystalline lagoons that have revolutionized the real estate industry and are now living a new era of expansion through Public Access Lagoons™ developments. This innovation has very low water and energy usage, minimal additives, and low construction and maintenance costs,” explained the executive.
Following the award ceremony, the delegation visited the luxurious Sole Mia project to witness firsthand the lagoon developed by Crystal Lagoons, which surprised all attendees with its 7 acres of turquoise water.
In the 2022 edition of the “Green World Awards,” the multinational water innovation company received the Carbon Reduction award and the “Champion of Champions,” the highest recognition in these sustainable British awards. On that occasion, it surpassed winners in categories such as Climate Change, Water and Energy Efficiency, Emission Reduction, and Innovation, among others, and over 500 submissions were received by the organization.
The reason behind the recognition was that PAL™ projects, which bring beach life with turquoise waters and white sands to any city, would reduce transportation to coastal destinations and natural beaches by approximately 50%. This amounts to around 35 million tons of CO2 emissions annually, primarily from car and air travel.
“The positive results of Crystal Lagoons are not only due to being a company with a unique technology in the world but also because its corporate strategy aligns with the sustainability of its developments. This commitment should guide any firm aiming to be sustainable in the long term,” concluded Manzur.
The PAL™ developments have attracted the interest of significant players worldwide, with more than 800 projects in different stages of development. Notable contracts include 5 PAL™ developments in Orlando, 8 in North Carolina and Atlanta, and 4 in South Carolina in the United States; 100 projects in India; 30 in Korea; 15 in Pakistan; as well as projects in Europe, Palestine, Colombia (10), Costa Rica, Guatemala (18), among others.