Our environment. Our responsibility.The Dunstane is conscious that the actions of each and every one of us have an impact on the environment.
This is the philosophy that everyone at The Dunstane works with, each and every day, to ensure we are doing our bit to build a sustainable future. By joining the Green Tourism Business Scheme we are demonstrating our commitment to sustainable practices. We recognize the fact that the nature of our services results in an overall impact on the environment and that by conducting our business in a responsible and thoughtful manner, we can reduce this impact and act to improve the quality of the environment where appropriate. Have a look at our Environmental Policy for more details of our environmental commitment.
The Dunstane – Environmental policy
We can all do this by:
- Ensuring that lights and other electrical equipment is switched off when not required. The hotel has been fitted with all low energy fittings and all low energy bulbs. All bedrooms are fitted with energy savers (electronic card opens the bedroom door and also used to put lights on in bedroom). Sensors have been fitted in all corridor areas so no waste of light if no one is there.
- Hot and cold taps are turned off when not in use and that taps are not left running. Water saving devices is fitted in all bathrooms to help reduce the water supply we use in the hotel.
- Windows and doors are closed especially when heating is in use. All equipment should be used efficiently and also turned off when not in use.
- Staff should also actively promote environmental awareness within the hotel in accordance with the laid down policies.
- Guests are encouraged to participate in this initiative by voluntarily choosing to have their towels and bed sheets changed less often. Our policy bed linen changed every 3 days unless requested otherwise. Towels are changed daily if placed in bath tub, if you do not wish this to happen, please hang towels on towel rail.
- The Dunstane recycles all glass bottles.
- The Dunstane recycles all ink cartridges.
- The Dunstane recycles all cardboard.
- Car parking facility at the hotel is limited and solely for the use of our guests and as such staff are discouraged from using their personal car to travel to and from work. We encourage staff to walk or ride a bike to work rather than take car or bus.
- We are very careful on placing orders, we always make sure we can order and store as much as we can to save on fuel costs. We use the same suppliers as our sister hotel so as they can deliver to both places at the same time.
- We will monitor utility consumption levels on a monthly basis and aim to reduce consumption at every opportunity.