room2 Southampton is implementing sustainability throughout the building to enhance your stay and to protect the environment. This has involved retrofitting and changing our processes to put the planet and its people first.
We didn’t like the look of bins in the market so we went about designing and manufacturing our own 3-in-1 recycling bins. They separate general waste, mixed recycling, and food waste in one easy place.
All the energy needed to power the building comes from renewable energy. We maximised renewable energy on site with solar panels, the rest comes from wind, solar and hydro offsite.
Solar panels on the roof power about 5% of the annual energy demand, which is enough to run the bar and lounge lighting and heating.
There is a bug hotel on the side of the building to promote biodiversity and give a space to nature.
We are on a mission to reduce waste, all toiletries are refillable to reduce plastic and most of our cleaning products too, you won’t find any miniature toiletries here!
All of our taps have been restricted to 6L/minute to reduce our water consumption and you won’t even notice the difference. We also capture rain water to use for our many plants.
We’ve put in measures to be more efficient such as all lights being LED, censored lighting and making sure all new appliances are A rated.
You’ll find plants galore in the hometel. We also encourage you to get out and explore the natural beauty of the surrounding area, check out our explorer package for more information.
We achieved Gold rating by Green Tourism (the highest rating available). Green Tourism is an internationally acknowledged certification and an indicator of good environmentally-friendly practice. The process targets 15 principles across People, Planet and Places, making sure that we include all parts of our business.
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