Our Green Commitment

Energy

  • Biomass energy from local resort woodchip or timber chipped on site
  • Thermostatic controls are installed in all guest rooms
  • Replacement of traditional light bulbs with energy-saving LED bulbs in guest room corridors and several points within the guest rooms
  • Timer set-up for lighting and other electrical systems
  • Much of the corridor lighting is PIR motion sensor controlled
  • Lights in all guest rooms that have no guests to be turned off
  • Hot water in guest rooms processed from heat exchange system of Biomass woodchip
  • Extra insulators under building roof to reduce heat loss
  • Energy-saving measures implemented for the back of the house areas
  • Rapid 50kw electric car charger open to all for use free of charge
  • Two overnight Tesla chargers free of charge for residents
  • Local rhododendron wood used for burning on open fires in hotel and inn

Water

  • Resort Borehole water
  • Flow regulator in guest rooms adjusted to save water
  • Regular review of leak checking procedure
  • Daily record of water consumption (daily controls)
  • Gardens are watered in the mornings and evenings only to prevent unnecessary evaporation at the hottest times of day
  • Water provided for guests in bedrooms and restaurants from borehole reducing plastic and glass recycling

Waste Management

  • All rubbish properly sorted and separated: refuse, glass, plastics, cardboard, paper, dangerous/poison (detergent, chemicals etc), electrical items, clothing, batteries and light bulbs
  • Kitchen grease and used oil is collected to recycle

Environmental Quality

  • Suppliers are requested not to leave the engine running while their vehicles are parked to reduce noise and pollution
  • Extensive use of our 2-acre kitchen garden with vegetables herbs and fruit provided for the restaurant
  • Torridon farm provides beef and pork for the restaurants

Chemical Products

  • Control system for chemical use
  • Use of eco-friendly cleaning products and eco-friendly chemical products only
  • Use of fresh fruit, vegetables and flowers with no chemical substances straight from the kitchen garden
  • Limited chemical substances used for cultivation of trees and flowers on the property

Recycling

  • Separating plastic and glass bottles, paper, cardboard and vegetable oil to recycling companies
  • All paper systematically reused and recycled
  • Manure, coffee granules and shredded paper composted

Purchasing

  • Buying and providing products and services, which have a minimal impact on environment – purchasing local and seasonal products to reduce transportation requirements and its impact on the environment

Maintenance

  • Woodchip used to fire boiler
  • At all times Maintenance Department saves costs and energy in all activities performed

Environmental Activities

  • Creating activities and encouraging the community, guests and staff to help preserve and protect the environment; litter picking, energy control
  • Cleaning of beaches or roads in front of the propertyOffices
  • Staff use recycled paper and envelops
  • Staff use Compact Fluorescent Lamps
  • Staff share computers rather than use individual ones – hot desk
  • Staff to optimise the use of computers and emails to reduce paper use
  • Staff avoid printing and copying
  • Staff encouraged to walk instead of using lifts
  • Staff encouraged to keep all windows and doors closed when heating is operating
  • Staff to turn off lights and equipment, when they are not in the office
  • Computer screens turned off after work
  • Paperless administration where possible
  • iPad check in procedure

Staff Training

  • A nominated Green Team made up of staff with monthly meetings
  • Staff are trained for energy awareness (e.g. switching off lights/computers, water consumption, heating, appliances, recycling and refuse, etc.)

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