The Belfry to Achieve Net Zero by 2030
The Belfry Hotel and Resort has announced that it aims to achieve net zero carbon emissions by 2030, having saved 3m kWh of energy combined across electricity and gas in 2022 when comparing its usage with 2019.
The energy savings were the result of several measures implemented by the resort. In 2022, The Belfry installed 187 'Genius Hubs' in bedrooms, which had a significant impact and helped achieve a 64% reduction in heating energy usage.
The devices are smart heating control solutions that reduce a property’s energy consumption by only heating the parts of the building that are being used, with the added benefit of providing guests with greater control over their room climate.
Other sustainability initiatives underway at The Belfry include:
A water management system which filters waste water, enabling the used water to return to the resort’s reservoirs, lakes or to be sprayed directly onto the golf courses
The production of turf nurseries, which nurture up to 1000sqft of new turf using site-grown produce
The installation of waterless urinals; six new electric vehicle charging points, with another 40+ planned, plus the introduction of onsite electric vehicles, such as electric golf buggies
Switching 80% of the resort’s lighting to LED, with many of the areas now lit by motion sensor lights
A focus on wildlife enrichment areas; and the use of biodegradable material for marketing or promotional products and banners
A team of nominated in-house ESG champions. The ESG Champions include employees from all departments who meet monthly to review, agree and communicate projects and initiatives that can help reduce the impact the business has on the planet.
Chris Eigelaar, resort director at The Belfry, said: “To achieve net zero emissions by 2030 is a significant undertaking, but it’s one to which the entire team is wholly committed. The results we have seen in the past 12 months demonstrate our determination to achieve our target, and we are excited to continue that momentum.”
Source: Conference news