Like any business controlling our energy costs are very important. We are also very lucky to be based in one of the most beautiful parts of the world. Plus being on the seafront in Penzance means we are very aware of global warming and committed to doing our best to reduce it.
2010 saw us invest heavily with The Carbon Trust who have helped us achieve some spectacular savings already. Anthony Holman Managing Director
Energy - We were the first Hotel in Cornwall to embrace Solar Energy
Solar water heating system to supply hot water to showers, bathrooms and the Hotel kitchens.
This enables us to save over 10 tonnes on carbon emissions every year.
Roof Insulation - Doubled
We have doubled the thickness of our roof insulation from 6 inches to 12. Over 1000 square metres of new insulation have been installed.
Lighting - Savings of over 94%
Every bulb, whether it is a spotlight, flourescent tube or bedside lamp has been changed to energy saving bulbs. For fluorescent tubes we have added new adapters which save up almost 50% on energy. Spot lights outside the hotel and in the Bar area have been replaced by LED lights saving over 94%.
Electricity consumption - Down 10%
We have a P70KVA Unit which sits between the national grid and the hotel and further reduces our electricity consumption by 10%.
Gas Consumption - Down 10%
We are now using CVE Technology (Calorific Value Enhancement) to greatly reduce our gas consumption. CVE delivers pulses of low level magnetci energy to liquide and gaseous fuels.
The techique was developed in the second world
war and used on Lancaster Bombers in order to extend their
Every room uses 'save a flush' which saves one litre of water with every toilet flush
For a hotel of our size we are saving over 100.000 gallons of water a year
Queens Hotel Head Chef
Vegetable Oil - Sent back to South West Vegetable Oil
Paper - magazines - packaging all recycled