Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa Green Policy
Accommodation in Monaghan
On Wednesday 21st January 2009, the four star Hillgrove Hotel, Leisure & Spa in Monaghan was awarded with the "National Green Hospitality Award" by Minister for Environment, Heritage and Local Government, Michael Kitt.
The award acknowledges the Hotels continued investment, monitoring and reducing its energy levels in all areas of the hotel. This includes reductions in Landfill, energy usage, water usage, waste disposal and CO2 emissions. Hillgrove Hotel is the only Hotel in Ireland to have all its water heated from a biomass boiler with Zero carbon emissions.
The Minister said the Award is a result of continued financial investment and an investment of time, environmental awareness, staff training and energy monitoring. All of which resulted in reductions in landfill, water usage, waste and energy usage thus reducing the Hotel's impact on the environment. Hillgrove Hotel reduced its energy usage by 15%, water usage by 20% and waste by 20 tonnes in 2008. Mr Colm Herron, Proprietor of Hillgrove Hotel says "the award demonstrates that taking measures to reduce your environmental impact, need not be seen a burden or threat to business, but can be viewed as an opportunity to reduce operating costs and increase competitiveness while contributing to the challenge of protecting our environment".
Photo Shows, Colm Herron Hillgrove Hotel Proprietor, Mike Nolan Hillgrove Hotel Green Team Leader & James Hogan Director of Green Hospitality Awards
Photo Shows, Minister Michael Kitt, James Hogan Director of Green Hospitality Awards and Mike Nolan Hillgrove Hotel Green Team Leader
To encourage our guests to assist us in maintaining our extremely high Environmental Policy, Hillgrove Hotel display the following message in each of their bedrooms: