A few weeks ago, the UK was voted the number one greenest country in the world by the ACEEE. This was made possible by many factors relating the whole of the UK. Not only has home owners become greener through installing microgeneration technologies into their home but they have also become greener through insulating their homes and recycling their rubbish.
London is the largest city in the UK and has become one of the greenest cities in the world over the last decade. London has developed thousands of green spaces around the city. Businesses has also been involved with the development of eco friendly shops, restaurants and hotels. Here are the five greenest hotels that are trying to cut down on their carbon output to create a brighter, greener city.
86-88 Clerkenwell Road, London EC1M 5RJ
The Zetter is a fairly new built hotel with the main attraction of a borehole underneath the hotel where fresh spring water can be found. This provides a great amount to the Zetter when the average hotel wastes a huge amount every year. Another green measure that makes this hotel unique is the air conditioning system that switches off when a window is opened in the room. There is also a “energy loop” which re uses and relocates power throughout the building when not needed in certain parts of the hotel.
81 Jermyn Street, St James’s, London SW1Y 6JF
This grand hotel was the first one in London to win the Visit Britain’s Gold Award for being a green tourism location. It also is marked as one of the most environmentally friendly hotel in London. Inside the hotel are energy efficient lifts and dishwashers, environmental training for every member of staff and a policy to donate all furniture, equipment or object to charities. Inside their restaurant they are aiming to have a 100% sustainable produce.
At Home in London
Offices: 70 Black Lion Lane, London W6 9BE
At home in London is a company which publishes bed and breakfasts in central London. The company over 80 bed and breakfasts around London, all with en suite and private bathroom giving you complete privacy. This companies aim is to reduce energy consumption and reduce environment implications that would be if you stayed in a hotel.
25 Courtfield Gardens, London SW5 0PG
The Base2stay is a much more affordable than all the other hotels on this list. Inside the hotel it has all the latest mod cons but it also strives to be as green as possible. It recycles over 80% of its waste and the whole building conserves electricity by installing sensor and time operating lighting. The hotel has an electric car for all journeys that produces no emissions and manages orders that will take 50% less deliveries to an average hotel.
The Strand, London WC2R 0EU
The savoy has just spent £3 million on transforming the luxurious hotel as green as possible. High efficiency heating and cooling systems were installed and created a policy of converting food waste into renewable energy. The savoy is also supporting and aiding many charities, one of the main responsibilities of trying to keep the Thames riverbank clean. They have also created a food source of a herb garden and try to use local growers produce wherever and whenever as possible.