ECO FRIENDLY ACCOMMODATION
Our Eco policy - doing our bit to preserve our precious planet & reduce costs
The Go Alpine Chalets & Apartments Sustainable Tourism Promise since 2003
Since the renovation of chalet Himalaya in 2003 our family has been extremely conscious of our daily impact on the environment and our carbon footprint.
Energy Efficient Bulbs
We use energy efficient eco light bulbs instead of incandescent where possible saving up to 70% on our energy use and lighting costs.
We have installed movement detectors at Himalaya to prevent people leaving unwanted lights on.
Since 2008 all our chalets and apartments are cleaned using a professional line of “eco label” environmentally friendly cleaning products and washing liquids that we buy in bulk and put in to refillable bottles to cut down on waste plastic. The laundry company we employ use “eco label” detergents and we use eco friendly chemicals in our spas and saunas.
Insulation and off peak water heating
Himalaya is an extremely well insulated chalet (the best way any dwelling can become energy efficient). The chalet stores 1000 litres of water meaning everyone gets a hot shower regardless.
We separate and recyle all our chalet waste, cardboard and glass. All our organic waste goes to feed our chickens.
All our shower and taps are fitted with water saving units which achieved a 32% reduction in our annual water usage, economising 80 cubic metres (2825 cubic feet) of water each year.
We offer a midweek towel change service that our guests can opt not to use. This helps minimise the chemicals needed to do our weekly laundry and hence our carbon footprint.
Striving to make our office virtually paper free
We have embraced the electronic revolution (especially smartphone technology) to allow our guests fill in all the forms we require online. We always think before we print and recyle all paper waste.