Sustainability

At the hoban hotel

Sustainability

We understand the importance of sustainability and preserving our environment, so we have implemented some ideas here at the Hoban Hotel to try reduce our impact on the environment. We have put together some information on all of the initiatives we are putting into practice here from the general running of our building to the daily maintenance and operations within the hotel. 

Green Tourism

We have almost completed the accreditation process with Green Tourism. They operate a certification programme which recognises the commitment of tourism businesses who are actively working to become more sustainable. Their environmental assessors work with us to give professional advice on areas such as:

  • Reducing energy use
  • Saving water
  • Efficient & eco-friendly waste disposal
  • Ethical buying
  • Staying local & seasonal
  • Minimising food miles
  • Promoting biodiversity
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Our building

We have implemented little changes throughout our hotel building to reduce our impact on the environment where possible.

  • We have double glazed windows throughout our building.
  • There is censored lighting in all public areas except the lobby, bar and restaurant.
  • The electricity in our guest rooms cuts out within one minute of guests removing their room key.
  • We have a well onsite for our water.

GIVING BACK

We always try to support good causes as best as we can. We enjoy partnering with local charities to run coffee mornings to help raise funds. Previously, we have donated money to Pieta House and our team enjoying getting involved with Darkness Into Light. 

We also partner with Beyond The Moon. They offer families with a seriously ill child the opportunity to enjoy a memorable, cost-free vacation in a child-friendly environment and to spend carefree quality time together, far away from hospitals and treatments.

Sustainable Operations

We have integrated small initiatives into our daily operations in the hotel to minimise overuse and waste.

  • We segregate all waste: food, recycling and general.
  • We use large batch chemicals with automatic dispensers to ensure over-use and waste is minimised.
  • All lights are on motion censors in the corridors.
  • Meeting rooms lights and air conditioning are turned on as late as possible for guests arrival and on departure staff ensure that all electrical items are off. 
  • Our conference facilities use paper pads and pencils and we reuse these as much as possible when available but covid restrictions may influence our ability on this. 

Maintenance and Cleaning

We try to be as environmentally conscious as possible throughout our daily maintenance and cleaning activites in the hotel.

  • We have all chemicals on automatic dispensers to minimise excess dosage.
  • Our Housekeeping team are trained to ensure electricity items are off in bedrooms.
  • We encourage guests to be as environmentally friendly as possible when staying with us so we offer stayover guests the opportunity to reuse towels
  • Our bathroom amenities  are available through wall mounted dispensers instead of single use individual bottles.

Some More Initiatives

Transportation

We currently have a bike to work scheme in place for our employees.

Guest Communication

We encourage paperless as much a possible for our guests especially in billing.

Growing Our Own

We have the space to develop our own herb garden / vegetable garden. We also have a large selection of hedging and planting around the hotel.

Our Suppliers

We always look to minimise our deliveries so  we have reduced our suppliers list to ensure we do not have 6-8 suppliers on the road to us.