At the Hotel Belvedere we think «green». We make every effort to respect Nature and conserve resources. Numerous measures are already in place, and important projects are already in the pipeline. Here are just a few of them:
ibex platinum sustainability label
We have been awarded the platinum level, the highest award by ibex fairstay.
ibex fairstay accompanies lodging companies on their way to a sustainable company management. Hotels, hostels and clinics which surpass their responsibility for sustainable action will be rewarded. The integral support contains the five areas such as management, ecology, regionalism, social awareness and economic efficiency. With the help of a measure catalogue as well as supported calculations and analyses practical improvement possibilities are indicated.
myclimate «Cause We Care»
Get involved! Supporting climate protection and sustainability together
Using resources sparingly to protect the environment is important to us. You can help us with this: As part of the myclimate «Cause We Care» initiative, we are giving you the opportunity to make a voluntary contribution with us for climate protection and sustainability.
For CHF 2 per overnight stay, you can support our sustainability measures and offset the CO2 emissions of all your overnight stays. As a thank you, we promise to double the contribution. A part of the sum will be used to support valuable carbon offset projects from the myclimate foundation. With that your stay will be climate-neutral. The remaining amount will be invested into local sustainability measures.
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Heat pumps have been installed to heat the indoor pool area including the outdoor saltwater Jacuzzi. The pumps heat the bulk of the hotel's hot water supply. There are also plans to install a heat pump to harness energy from the air.
Wood-fired heating system
In 2010 Grindelwald built a wood-fired heating plant which is fired by waste wood from sawmills and construction sites, as well as storm-felled wood from the forests. The hotel will be connected to the system in 2016, following which an oil burner will only be deployed in the event of a heat pump failure or power plant outage.
Waste is carefully separated into paper, cardboard, glass, metal, vegetable matter etc.. Various other measures are in place to avoid generating excessive waste.
The waste heat from the air conditioning/ventilation system is used to heat the indoor pool water.
Restaurant air conditioning
Instead of a highly energy-intensive system, air for the restaurant is cooled by water during the summer. The water comes from the heat pumps and returned to the soil.