Today the Crown Spa Hotel was awarded the GOLD award standard from the Green Tourism Business, an officially reconised body which grades tourism businesses for their commitment, action and visible results in enviromental, cultural and social aspects of their activities.
The inspectors commented that “Crown Spa Hotel achieves a GOLD award. The hotels owners are dedicated to making the hotel a leader in sustainable tourism, the hotel is undergoing renovations in which all possible environmental options are being used, K glass double glazing, regulation exceeding Kingspan fitting, using skylights for internal lighting and also the fitting of two new biomass boilers, amongst others. Every bulb in the hotel is low energy with over 60 LEDs fitted to one conference room alone, reducing the electric costs for the hotel. All laundry is now done on site, when previously
it would have been driven to Durham, this has reduced environmental impacts and created local jobs. The hotels green initiatives are also well communicated to guests and staff alike, through use of notice boards, website and LCD TVs in public areas.”
Overall in the last year a further 5% reduction in the direct carbon footprint has been made by the Crown Spa, above and beyond the 4% reduction the previous year, the Crown Spa Hotel will be well on its way to a 20% reduction from the 2007 levels by 2015. The EU target is 20% by 2020.
David Frank Administration Director and a Green Champion said “This is great news and another first for the team at the Crown Spa Hotel and a First for North Yorkshire, and 49th holder of the coverted GOLD award in the UK. We are firmly committed to our social, cultural and environmental responsibilities at the Crown Spa all of which has been done without grant assistance, we have done this because we believe it is the right thing to do!”