To reduce the Lovat's carbon footprint, the hotel uses a biomass wood chip boiler, rewards guests who travel to the hotel via public transportation with £22.50 off every three night stay, and £45.00 off for those that walk or bike. Reading over their list of environmentally-conscious initiatives, from incorporating low-voltage lamps to recycling packaging to using pencils made from old video cassettes, we're impressed by the obsessively detail-oriented greenification of the Lovat.
The hotel has hit the news in recent days for teaming up with Sourcemap, a website that allows companies and individuals to track the specifics of their supply chain's carbon footprint. Other hotels might claim to be going green with half-hearted strides like stocking bathrooms with "natural" products, but the Lovat, and other Sourcemap users, are in the business of total transparency. A link on the hotel's website also allows guests to track their personal footprint, bringing awareness to a new level of interaction.
Per a report from Sideways News, Lovat's managing director, Caroline Gregory, is inspiring other hospitality businesses to take advantage of Sourcemap, which might be used to up eco-credibility or find new ways to innovate in the environmental world. Going green in the green Highlands seems like the perfect fit.