We only buy 100% renewable electricity and also self-generate our base load (60kw) using two onsite combined heat and power plants (CHP). Our CHP system not only generates our base load for electricity but also provides for the majority of our hot water and heating requirements. The system is 65% more efficient than conventional power generation and prevents 207 tonnes of carbon from being released into the atmosphere each year.
Solar thermal panels pre-heat our hot water, reducing our natural gas use, particularly during the peak demand periods in the summer.
Across the hotel, LED lighting is used almost exclusively to ensure less energy is wasted.
To create more efficient kitchens, we increasingly use induction hobs – which also create a more pleasant working environment for our kitchen team.
The ultraviolet water quality system in our swimming pool minimises the chlorine needed, and we filter the pool using OC1 - an ultra-efficient filtration media reducing overall water usage.
Where our intentions are as good as our dishes
With a two-mile beach on our doorstep, clifftop views and sunsets to kick off the evening, it’s hard not to feel an appreciation for nature when you work at The Beach Hut. That’s why we have a 10-point ‘greenprint’ Sustainability Promise to help us protect our natural environment.
From carefully designing our menu to reduce food miles and food waste, to using seasonal local produce, avoiding plastic and cleaning without chemicals, find out what we’re doing to tread lightly on the planet, at every step.
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Digging into travel
With thousands of people coming to our hotel each year, we have a duty to minimise the impact and emissions associated with their travel. We’re now in the process of diligently gathering data to shape our plan of action, which we’ll be announcing soon.
Currently, guests can charge their electric cars at one of the 10 universal type 2 charging points in the hotel and The Village car parks.