Business makes huge strides in reducing carbon footprint

Brigid Walsh, Solar Evolotion, Tim O’Leary, BBM Energy, Lukas Khadlik, MasterThern, Tom Randles, Randles Hotel and Aileen Deasy, Fáilte Ireland at the awards ceremony in the Mansion House

A Killarney hotel was one of the shortlisted finalists at this year’s Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland small and medium business category award, which took place in the Mansion House, Dublin on Thursday night.

Randles Hotel was acknowledged in recognition of its ongoing sustainability and eco-friendly innovations which they have applied across all aspects of their business.

Last May the hotel was awarded a solar evolution business renewable project of the year award at the All-Ireland Business Summit.

Since the onset of the Randles Hotel’s sustainability project in 2001, the business has made huge strides in implementing their unique and effective reduced carbon footprint and sustainability plan and it is no mean feat that they are the first hotel in Ireland to roll out such an extensive carbon zero project.

Tom Randles remarked: “Our main goal is to deliver top-quality customer service to our valued clientele, while consciously achieving eco-friendly, sustainable and effective energy solutions across all aspects of our business”.

Phase one of the hotel’s sustainability plan included the reduction of single use plastics, introducing eco-friendly motion sensory lighting, avoidance of food waste, a reduction of chemical usage and minimising transport for in-house laundry. The hotel’s most recent developments include turning the Victorian building into a carbon-free hotel via the addition of solar PV panels, an air source heat pump and air to water heat pump.

As a result, Randles Hotel have achieved energy savings of 28,294Kwh and 13,451kg C02 per year, which has all led to effective and progressive change.

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