Energy Saving

 

At Summer Lodge, we are passionate about looking after our surrounding environment and conserving energy wherever possible. We have a number of green initiatives to do this, we encourage our guests to be sustainable, as well as following green policies on a day to day basis.

One of the most unique ways we save energy is through the search engine Ecosia, which can also be used as an extension to your browser. The search engine plants trees as you browse, we encourage our staff and guests to use Ecosia in order to support the planting of more trees.

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Our energy saving efforts include:

Building Usage

During the winter we try to use rooms in the same buildings to conserve energy.

Guest Towels

All guests are encouraged to leave towels in the bath if they would like them changed, otherwise they can be reused.

Log Fires

During the winter period we light the four log fires, warming the hotel in a more energy efficient way than heating or air conditioning.

Uniform Washing

Fantastic advances in fabric technology mean we can now cold wash all uniforms (instead of having to dry-clean them) and don’t have to iron them (yet still have them looking very good). This saves petrol, dry-cleaning chemicals and energy.

Lightbulbs

Our lightbulbs are all energy efficient.

Swimming Pool Blanket

Our swimming pool at the spa has a liquid blanket at night, reducing chlorine consumption.

Printing

When we simply cannot avoid printing something, all of our printers print on both sides of each page. We also use scrap paper for notepads.

Esocia Web Browser

All hotels are encouraged to use the web browser Ecosia, which plants trees with the revenue generated from advertisements. Find the website here.

Keeping Warm

For cool evenings, a pile of natural blankets and shawls are available for guests to use, on the terrace.

Insulation

The guest rooms feature the fabric walls, which retains heat in and avoids the us of harmful pains.

Car Charging

We will be introducing a car charging pump for electric and hybrid cars in 2018.

Green Linen Cards

Guests are provided with a ‘Green Card’, should they wish for their sheets to be changed, the card can be placed on the bed. Without the card, the sheets are not changed, therefore saving energy.