Sustainability at The Galmont

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Sustainability at The Galmont

The Galmont Hotel recognises that our business has an important role to play in protecting and enhancing the environment for future generations and to help secure the long-term sustainability of the tourism industry. It is our priority to encourage our customers, suppliers and all business associates to do the same.

The Galmont Hotel is committed to reducing its environmental impact through better efficiencies in the use of energy and the minimisation of waste, packaging and water usage.

The hotel team are stepping up to the challenge to switch to a more sustainable and greener future, driving innovation and implementing positive changes throughout the hotel.

We are working hard to prioritise environment responsibility and we are committed to making changes to play our part for a greener future.

 

Our Green Initiatives

 

 

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Electric Car Chargers

EV Charging stations are available in the onsite car park provided by Easy Go. Installation of the EV charging stations aligns with our aim to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint, and we will add additional charging stations to the car park in 2024. To use the stations, simply download the app in the link above and sign up to Easy Go.

Recycling

The hotel has a waste diversion rate of 80% from landfill. Each guest bedroom has recycling cards and bins, that encourage and show guests how to recycle in their bedrooms.

All plastic bottles used for hair and body products are recyclable and are refilled by our housekeeping department.

Environment-friendly cards in our bedrooms give guests the option to re-use towels and bed linen by following simple steps.

The hotel uses bio-degradable take away cups & straws which can be composted while the lid can be recycled.

Used kitchen oil is sent to a biodiesel plant for recycling and all packaging used to transport food produce is recycled by our suppliers and reused.

Energy Consumption

Electricity, Gas and Water meters have been fitted in the hotel, to assist in monitoring and driving down energy consumption.

The hotel uses LED lighting throughout the premises and uses sensor lighting, in meeting rooms, stairwells and back of house.

To date The Galmont Hotel has achieved a 1% reduction in electrical consumption and 20% reduction in gas consumption since 2022.
This has been achieved though through surveying our electrical boards and installing 20 meters to selected boards. This allows us to continuously monitor electrical consumption and profile on an hourly basis. We have also installed meters on our gas and water supply and monitor in the same way through our portal.

The hotel uses LED lighting throughout the premises and uses sensor lighting, in meeting rooms, stairwells and back of house.

We are investing our Capex budget in upgrades to old plant in the hotel with new energy efficient models. Examples include upgrades to our Business Management System (BMS). In addition, we are installing energy efficient condensing boilers, which are helping to drive down energy and in particular our gas consumption.

We are also considering switching our kitchen to induction as well as upgrades to our AHU’s, Air Conditioning, and replacement of all pumps with smaller Variable Speed Drive (VSD) energy efficient type pumps in the future to drive our electrical and gas consumption down further.

Awareness and education on energy savings remains front and central to all communication to staff. We educate our staff to reduce, reuse and recycle, building awareness in their roles and how they contribute to the reduction in usage in their departments. 

Accreditation

We have partnered with Green Tourism, a hospitality specialist environment accreditation partner. Green Tourism complete “Energy & Sustainability Audits” at all our hotels, with each hotel gaining accreditation as part of this process. These audits are helping us prioritise the areas we need to action, and gain accreditation.

If you have any queries on our Sustainability Policy at the hotel please contact us on:

Tel: +353 91538300 or email reservations@thegalmont.com

 All-Ireland Pollinator Plan

The Galmont Hotel & Spa have recently joined the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan.

The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a framework bringing together different sectors across the island of Ireland to create a landscape where pollinators can survive and thrive. Implementation is coordinated by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.

One third of our wild bee species is threatened with extinction. This is mainly because we have drastically reduced the amount of food and safe nesting sites that support them. The All-Ireland Pollinator Plan is a shared plan of action: together, we can take steps to restore pollinator populations to healthy levels.

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