Wherever we go and whatever we do we have an impact ……
 
Some of the steps we are taking to
become a ‘Greener’ guest house:
 
· Your water is heated by a new energy efficient boiler installed in October 2011.
· The hot water is held in a new stainless steel fully insulated hot water tank.
· We are monitoring our electric, gas and water consumption and looking for ways we
          can save.
· We have fitted low energy light bulbs in all of the bedrooms and public areas of the guest house.
· Loft insulation to a depth of 300mm+ and double glazing has improved energy efficiency.
· We have replaced 2 baths with showers to save water.
· Your shower head has an eco flow control system .
· Installed a Waterpebble into each shower to help save energy, water usage and water wastage
· We recycle plastic, cardboard, glass, cans and paper.
· We dispose of batteries and light bulbs into the local civic facility.
· Our office supplies are recycled and we use 100% recycled office paper.
· Email and online bookings save paper.
· Your room is cleaned with environmentally friendly cloths and cleaning products.
· Toilet paper, room tissues, kitchen roll and napkins are 100% recycled.
· The complimentary toiletries in your en-suite are the BeeKind collection paper bottle with 92% reduction in waste space compared to rigid plastic bottles.
· We only serve you fair-trade organic tea and coffee.
· Local food suppliers are used where possible. You can also purchase jars of locally produced jam, marmalade and honey from us.
· We stopped using butter portion packs and only serve you locally produced preserves for breakfast.
· Organised local information for guests in the residents lounge, with lots of ideas about things to do and places to visit in the surrounding local area with suggestions for ‘car free’ days out.
· Information on local public transport with maps and time tables in the residents lounge.
· Bird bath and feeders are tended to all year, to encourage wildlife.
 
Future Plans
 
Green Energy Tariff
We plan to purchase our electric from renewable resources on a green tariff when our current contract runs out in August 2012
Double Glazing
The guest dining room and the front doors by February 2013
Electric Heaters
We plan to source and install more energy efficient electric heaters in the bedrooms and hallways by February 2013
Towels
As and when our current stock of towels needs replacing we plan to purchase EcoKnit. 
EcoKnit is an innovative product designed to help reduce towel-laundering costs; in particular, they are guaranteed to reduce energy consumption and reduce energy bills.