Monday, 26, April 2021

Our commitment to renewable energy

The Doyle Collection’s British hotels are proud to be powered by renewable energy, the only luxury hotel group to do so.

 The Doyle Collection has been committed to using renewable energy since 2008, when hotel benchmarking was introduced.

A woman standing on a balcony at the front of The Kensington

 

The Doyle Collection’s four British properties run on a combination of renewable energy and gas that is carbon offset, so that each hotel achieves carbon neutral emissions, working in partnership with Savills.

 Our  Irish hotels also use 100% renewable electricity and The Dupont Circle Washington, DC is undergoing an energy audit to establish how we can offset our energy usage.

Reducing Our Energy Usage

Moving forward each hotel in our luxurious hotel collection has targets to reduce its energy consumption and its waste, with hotels such as The Bristol leading the way, having reduced its energy consumption by 49% per room sold over the last 10 years.

The Bristol Hotel viewed from the harbour

 

It’s important to us not only to source our energy responsibly but also to reduce what we use, without sacrificing our guests’ comfort or diminishing their experience at any of our luxury properties.

Measures we have taken so far include investing in LED light bulbs, upgrading our in-room TVs to top rated energy efficient versions and thinking about the end of life use for many of our purchases, both big and small.

Our team are working hard across the group to upgrade and replace equipment with best in class energy efficient models as the opportunities arise, to reduce our hotel collection’s impact on the planet.

For instance at The Bristol, new lifts generate their own electricity so that they use the same amount of energy as boiling a kettle; while at The Croke Park in Dublin, our team have come up with innovative ways to reuse heat and water to reduce the hotel’s carbon footprint.

Dining on the terrace at The Croke Park hotel

 

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UN Goal 13 Climate Action