The Green House Hotel Certified Gold by Green Tourism
The Green House Hotel is the only hotel in Bournemouth to be awarded the highest gold level by the Green Tourism Business Scheme (GTBS) for its outstanding performance as a sustainable tourism business.
The leading sustainable tourism certiﬁcation scheme in the UK, GTBS, assesses businesses against a demanding and diverse set of criteria, from energy and water efficiency to waste management and biodiversity. A qualified assessor, who visited the hotel in October, scored the business highly across all categories.
The audit report commends the Green House Hotel for demonstrating a great commitment and staff awareness to being green and for its outstanding progress in energy and water management and dedication to purchasing from local suppliers, wherever possible. The luxury four star hotel’s commitment to green practices, such as injecting ozone into the wash cycle and use of induction burners for cooking, are singled out in the report as particularly innovative.
Commenting on the award, general manager Olivia O’Sullivan said: “We are thrilled to be recognised by the Green Tourism for our dedication to sustainability. It is true that in this current climate it would be easier, financially, to relax our green practices but quite the contrary. As well as continuing to maintain our high green standards, we are looking into investing and introducing new practices to further consolidate our green credentials.”
The qualified assessor from the Green Tourism Business Scheme, Paul Jeffries, said: “The strength of the business is reflected in the high scores across all categories ‐ this is an outstanding green business that can continue to build on its strengths.”
For further information regarding the Green House’s green practices, go to www.facebook.com/greenhousehotel.