Sustainable Hotel killarney
Personal demands from guests have made sustainability a vital part of operations at Randles Hotel in Killarney, with a strong commitment from owner Tom Randles – the 3rd generation hotelier within the family business – to delivering a carbon-free hotel experience.
Focus for change
Steps to sustaibnility
2020-2021 – Works Completed
- Implement Air Source Heat Pump for hot water generation system to replace the existing gas fuelled Calorifiers and enable to run the domestic hot water on a renewable efficient system – Energy Savings of 250,000 Kwh per annum, 40% Cost Savings per annum, 52,000 Kg CO2 saved per annum.
- Introduce Air to Water Heat Pump for pool water heating and ventilations temperatures, introducing a new low temperature AHU that runs and controls in a more efficient manner – Energy Savings of 400,000 Kwh per annum, 60% Cost Savings per annum, 82,000 Kg CO2 saved per annum.
- Introducing 30Kw PV Panels on the roof of the hotel. Currently the Solar PV is creating surplus electricity and is producing 50% of the overall hotel usage on a daily basis- Energy savings 28,294 Kwh per annum, 13,451 Kg CO2 saved per annum, 20 Equivalent Trees Planted.
- Introduce a new Energy Management System with remote monitoring, to control and monitor significant energy usage in the building.
- Install pool cover to reduce heat losses from the swimming pool of the leisure centre.
- Replace Fluorescent Lights in below and above ground car parks for new LED lights.
The projects have already had a huge impact on cost-saving and energy saving efforts, and on reducing the hotel’s carbon footprint. As a result of these measures, the hotel was able to promote core values in wellness & sustainability which in return has led to a far more proactive and positive working environment. The project has given the hotel the perfect opportunity to challenge its limitations and turn the Victorian Structure into an energy efficient building to modern day standards with the most up-to-date technology.
Making the differece
In addition to the above achievements and we continually revaluating and making mindset and actioned changes. We are actively making a difference by:
- Eliminating single-use plastic
- Miniature plastic shower gels, shampoo conditioners and other toiletries are minimised and have been replaced with larger refillable dispensers.
- Compostable take away cups
- Water bottles are glass, not plastic
- All of our bottled water, for drinking purposes, are filtered water onsite.
- LED lighting used throughout hotel
- Food waste is monitored on a continual basis in order to reduce
- Biodegradable, environmentally-friendly cleaning products used
- All our employees follow our ‘Think Before You Print’ policy
- All guest information is on your TV screen to reduce printing
- Option to have your receipt for your stay emailed to you?
- Access to EV charging point
Randles Hotel is part of a group of 22 Killarney hotels which signed a very unique sustainability charter as core principle of our business, with an initial aim of cutting carbon emissions by 25%. The charter among the hotels the first of its kind within the hotel industry in Ireland is not only aimed at reducing carbon emissions but to collaborate and share best practices when it comes to sustainability.
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Best of Killarney
Indulge in a two-night stay, with breakfast in one of our exquisitely designed bedrooms. On an evening of your choice dine in one of Killarney’s most revered restaurants – Harrow.
The Great outdoors
Enjoy two- nights exploring Killarney by bike with breakfast each morning in our Court Restaurant to fuel you up for the day ahead. Our scrumptious picnic for two awaits, filled with scrumptious foods, snacks and a bottle of sparkling wine to elevate your picnic experience.
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