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Sustainability

Powerscourt Hotel Resort & Spa, it's management team and staff recognise 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. 

 
Powerscourt 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.
 
To view our sustainability policy, please see here.

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. 
Environmentally-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

To date Powerscourt Hotel has achieved a 5% reduction in electrical consumption since 2019. This has been achieved through surveying our electrical boards and installing 24 meters to selected boards. This allows the hotel to continuously monitor electrical consumption and profile consumption on an hourly basis. We have also installed meters on our new LPG gas 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.

Powerscourt Hotel is investing our Capex budget in upgrades to old planting the hotel with new energy efficient models. Examples include replacing old existing chillers with energy efficient type chillers, replacing existing boilers with energy efficient condensing boilers and upgrades to our Business Management System(BMS), all of which are helping to drive down electricity and gas energy consumption, and moving away from the use of oil to Green LPG gas.

We are also considering switching our kitchen to induction as well as upgrades to our AHU’s 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.

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.

Accreditation

We have partnered with Green Tourism, a hospitality specialist environment accreditation partner. 

Green Tourism complete “Energy & Sustainability Audits” within the Hospitality industry, with each hotel gaining accreditation as part of this process. 
 
We are delighted to have been awarded 'Silver' in this years audit, which is recognition of the hard work and dedication of our team.
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: 01 274 8888 or email atyourservice@powerscourthotel.com