Going greener: Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa switches to BioLPG
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa invests on an ongoing basis in energy efficiency measures and this move to BioLPG from Calor is the latest in that investment
Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is switching their gas supply from regular liquid petroleum gas to Calor’s innovative and sustainable BioLPG, another contribution to the responsible approach taken by this award-winning business since it opened in 1998.
As well as installing a large array of solar panels, investing in a wood pellet heating system and composting food waste over the past 21 years, Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa invests on an ongoing basis in energy efficiency measures and this move to BioLPG is the latest in that investment.
“Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa is a locally owned and operated business,” says Des O’Dowd, the hotel’s owner, talking about changing from LPG to BioLPG, “which means we’re more plugged into the locality and take a longer term view of the consequences of running a business in West Cork.
“This change over to bio gas will cost us more every month, but it isn’t something we can put off. Taking action now is critical. Changing our behavior and how we do things can of course cost us money or be less convenient, but the effects of continuing to do things the way we have been is unfair to the next generation.
“I was discussing the plan to switch to bio gas at home when my teenage daughter, Claire, got very cross and piped up; 'Dad! There’s not much point in a business plan if all your future customers are dead!' She has a point. It’d be great if society thought more like trustees and gave greater consideration to legacy.
“We are researching ways to cut down on single use plastic in our hotel rooms, we have a recycling campaign running throughout the hotel, and our internal Green Team is made up of staff from different departments, who constantly look at ways to change each department’s behaviour for the better. I’m not holier than thou about this at all - we’re not perfect at Inchydoney by any means, but we’re taking steps to try and leave the place in a better position than we found it.”
Further information on BioLPG:
- BioLPG is a Calor product
- It's made from a mix of renewable and waste materials, including renewable feedstocks like sustainably sourced crude palm oil and palm fatty acid distillate
- Changing from LPG to BioLPG requires no change in equipment and it is indentical in performance
- 100 per cent renewable and sustainable, meeting EU ‘RED’ criteria
- 100 per cent tracable
- Approved International Sustainability and Carbon Certification scheme
- Carbon Tax exempt
For more information, visit inchydoneyisland.com