Our commitment to the environment and sustainability
We love where we live and that's why we want to help protect it
Here at Home Farm Bed and Breakfast, we are continually striving to become more sustainable and minimise our impact on the environment. We have introduced various measures which help to reduce our carbon footprint.
In may 2012 we had solar panels installed in order to reduce our carbon footprint. In addition we have also had a voltage optimiser installed to maximise the efficiency of electricity we draw from the grid.
Where possible, we have used low energy light bulbs/led’s in all the light fittings throughout the house.
We would ask all guests to turn off lights and appliances when not in use or out of their rooms.
Home farm is heated via an oil fuelled heating system supplying radiators throughout the house. All radiators have thermostatic valves which can be adjusted to our guests own comfort. With the exception of the depths of winter and the height of summer, the heating is on a timer morning and evening, the timed system reduces unnecessary heating of the house and therefore fuel consumption
We continually update/replace our electrical appliances and most are now rated ‘a’ and above. We always consider the energy efficiency of all purchases before making them.
To further reduce our carbon footprint, we now change towels every third day unless requested. (should guests require towels changed we would ask you to place them in the shower). This avoids unnecessary washing of clean towels and reduces both our water usage and energy consumption. Laundry is line or rack dried, we do not own a tumble drier at home farm.
Food waste - as part of our drive to reduce food waste we operate a pre order system which allows guests to indicate what their breakfast preferences are the night before. This system allows us to plan our food usage and reduce waste. Where possible all leftover food is composted.
All waste paper, newspapers, uncooked food, egg shells, coffee grinds and garden waste are composted on site for our own use.
Wherever possible we use local scottish produce. We bake our own bread and make our own jams, preserves and yogurt. Not only do we endeavour to use local businesses for our own needs, but we also promote the use of local services to our customers.
We are fortunate to have bi weekly collections of paper, plastic, and metal. We take all glass to the recycling station in our village. All used envelopes and paper are wherever possible use as scrap paper.
Planting – since coming to home farm we have planted 1000’s trees shrubs and bushes. Many of our plants have been chosen to encourage native birds and insects and to provide food sources and nesting sites
The comfort of our guests remains our number one priority and we have tried hard to maintain our standards, whilst at the same time reducing the impact of our business on the environment. We welcome suggestions as to how our green policy can be improved or what other measures we can take to reduce our energy consumption. We also hope that the steps we are taking to help protect the beautiful environment we live in will enhance your stay.
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