Ecology at the Hotel Engimatt
What we do to conserve the green around our house and on this planet...
- Air conditioning
Our air conditioning system is equipped with a heat recovery system. This system uses a great part of waste heat produced by the air conditioners to heat the building elsewhere. The temperature in rooms can be adjusted to at most 10 degrees Celsius lower than the outside temperature.
- Cooling systems
Our refrigerators (except Minibars) are designed to re-use 70 percent of their produced heat. In addition all refrigerators (including Minibars) are free of Freon.
- Energy Optimising System
As soon as the total energy consumption reaches a predefined amount of energy, an automatic system temporarily shuts down unimportant energy consuming equipment to reduce the total amount of energy used.
- Energy Saving System
The hotel room key card has to be put into a special slot when entering a hotel room. By doing so the current conduction will be activated. Leaving the room and taking the card out of the slot will cut the current conduction so that there is no energy consumption in the room anymore. In addition all the shutters will be closed to keep the heat inside respectively to minimise solar irradiation.
Whenever possible we buy products from local suppliers. In addition we mainly use products from Switzerland and meat from animal friendly businesses.
- Heating system
Our heating system uses the more sustainable natural gas instead of fuel oil.
- Light fixtures
To save energy most of our lamps illuminating our corridors and our hotel's surroundings are equipped with motion sensors. We only use energy saving bulbs within the building.
- Office paper
For internal use we switched from 80g/m2 paper to 60g/m2. We only use paper that has not been treated by chlorine.
- Rain water collecting tank
To irrigate our green areas around the hotel we do not use precious drinking water. Instead we use rain water collected in our old fuel oil tank which has been professionally cleaned and rebuilt as a rain water collecting tank. In addition the toilets in our restaurant use the same rain water.
- Room towels
Only the room towels lying on the bathroom floor will be exchanged and washed. Suspended towels will not be replaced. By applying this international manner we massively reduce the use of water, detergents and energy.
- Washing- and cleaning liquids
Where possible we use sustainable washing- and cleaning liquids.
- Waste separation
We separate batteries, glass, paper, cardboard, plastic bottles, aluminium, kitchen waste and special waste. New employees get trained to eliminate mistakes due to casualness or ignorance.
- Water consumption
By using so-called "Perlators" it is possible to massively decrease the amount of drinking water used. The "Perlators" mix air into the water and therefore increase the jet of water's size. This creates an impression of "softer" water. In addition all toilets are equipped with a 2-level flushing system.