There are 0 properties currently listed in Napier. At this time there are 1 "Green" lodging properties listed of which this is the only lodging property that has completed the iStayGreen Audit. Green House on the Hill has been awarded a 3 Green Eco-Leaf Rating.
To qualify for the Green Eco-Leaf Rating Green House on the Hill completed an audit of their property's compliance with over 70 unique eco-initiatives. Environmentally friendly measures that are reviewed include energy efficiency, water conservation, recycling, enviromentally safe cleaning, reduction of waste, ongoing maintenance, purchasing habits, plus many other factors. In it's efforts to create a more sustainable travel future and reduce their impact on our environment, Green House on the Hill employs 35 eco-initiatives.
For detailed information regarding environmental measures currently employed by Green House on the Hill please contact the property directly or email iStayGreen.org.
Our 'Green' Policy
• We try to monitor energy consumption to decrease if possible. • We endeavour to evaluate and implement energy saving practices, e.g.Guest fridges and towel rails switched off and rooms are unheated when vacant. Heated towel rails are left off for guests to choose if they require them or not. Most light bulbs have been changed to low energy compact fluorescent bulbs • In winter use of dehumidifier after rooms are vacated means that rooms heat more easily. • Guests towels are not changed daily except on request. • Unheated towel rails are available. • Guests are encouraged to use cool water wash for their own laundry (in machine!!). • Appliances are not left on standby when the rooms are vacant. • All laundry is line dried whenever possible. Drier is kept for emergencies only. • Appliances are cleaned and serviced regularly to ensure maximum efficiency.
Water Conservation • Water saving practices are in place - we use a front loading washing machine and only operate the dishwasher and washing machines when full. Toilets are fitted with half flush button and all sinks have plugs. Showers rather than baths!
Other Re-use, recycle policies • Where possible items no longer required are donated to local good causes - I replace our linen and towels regularly and give the old ones away via 'Trade Me'(online auction).
• We strive to use Local organic produce and 'Buy New Zealand made' products whenever possible. We grow some of our own produce and compost our kitchen waste.
• The premium coffees that we use are certified as organic & 'Fair Trade'
Minimising Waste • Dispensers for toiletries (shampoo/ shower gel/soap) are used in guest rooms. Single use items are not used to cut down on waste. • We reduce the use of office consumable where possible ,reuse A4 paper when only used on one side, save electronic copied instead of paper ones. • All kitchen scraps are composted. The compost is then added to our veggie garden. • Tins, glass, plastics, paper and cardboard are all recycled . Wherever possible items are purchased in bulk to reduce packaging.
I'm sure we can do better - so any suggestions you may have would be welcome!