Sustainability & Environmental Awareness
For generations there has been an ecological cycle of give-and-take in the alpine regions, but the modern society demands more and more resources of nature. In our “borderless” society “green economy” is often just lip service, however, we have gradually expanded the Almhof in recent years to become an eco-friendly hotel.
Green roofs are aesthetically pleasing, improve air quality and have various ecological benefits.
We bought two BMWi3s for Alexander, our director, and mainly for the staff who don’t have their own car.
All our rooms & suites feature 100% natural plant-based cosmetics by the brand STOP THE WATER WHILE USING ME! Every product donates to water protection projects.
Small hydropower plant & photovoltaic system
One step to fulfil our responsibility to nature and to our children is the use of environmentally friendly energy from a small hydroelectric power plant which we have built with a capacity of 200 kWh. The yearly output is ca. 800,000 kilowatt-hours. The Almhof uses ca. 1,000,000 kilowatt-hours per year. In summer 2021 we will build a photovoltaic system which will produce ca. 60,000 kilowatt-hours.
For hot water preparation and heating we use a CO2-neutral pellet plant with a capacity of 1.200 kWh.
In May 2020 we have built a compound refrigeration system with heat recovery. The waste heat will be fed directly into the heating of the indoor and outdoor swimming pool.
Electric car & bike charging points
We have four charging stations for e-cars in our garage and charging stations for e-bikes in our bicycle storage room which our guests can use for free.
Gruene Haube natural cooking
Enjoy seasonally-inspired menus with locally sourced products from our “Gruene Haube” natural cooking.
Reduction of food waste
Food is precious – therefore the reduction of food waste is one of our main concerns. Therefore our kitchen team has participated in the “Küchenprofi(t)” advisory programme of the ecotirol initiative.