FIRST CO2-NEUTRAL HOTEL IN EUROPE
Since Friday 9 June 2017 The Albus in Amsterdam became the first completely CO2-neutral hotel in Europe. The specially purchased state-of-the-art Mitsubishi Electric system cools and heats all of the rooms without any CO2 emissions. In addition, it is also possible to heat the hotel’s tap water up to a maximum of 90 degrees in a sustainable manner. By 2025, Amsterdam intends to achieve a 40% reduction in CO2 emissions, and the city has expressed the intention to be fully carbon-neutral by 2050. This is also an ambition the national government has recently stated.
Taco van der Meer, owner of the 4-star superior design hotel The Albus Amsterdam: ‘We are proud to be the first hotel in Europe that operates without any CO2 emissions. We chose to install a sustainable system for the heating and cooling of the rooms and for the hot water supply for the entire hotel. The system provides 30 to 40% energy savings when compared to the gas-powered central heating and hot water system we have replaced.’
The Albus' purpose is creating 'a sense of bliss' for all their guests. Since we are truly keen on doing that, the principles of sustainability are rooted in and are part of the business. To help deliver great service that we can be proud of. The design of the hotel embraces a variety of green initiatives to take on our social responsibility and reduce energy and water consumption, as well as waste.
Not only do we care about our environment, but also those of children in war areas. That is why we are a big support and sponsor of War Child. By booking the War Child Package you will help the Albus, help War Child, as we’ll double your donation! For every shared review on Tripadvisor we also donate €2,50 extra.
What does being green mean at the Albus? The ordinary lighting is replaced by energy-efficient LED lighting throughout the entire hotel. Rooms are equipped with rain showers instead of power showers that consume loads of water. Senses restaurant offers quick room service to save on energy-intensive mini-bars. Guests are also participating by requesting less frequently linens changing and using towels twice. Being a 100 percent smoke free ensures a healthy environment for our guests and staff members.
Senses serves unconventional and creative food art with the best of organic and sustainable ingredients where possible and is sourcing local products. This way we also support local products and producers.
We recycle and seperate as much as possible waste and all of our staff participate in a yearly sustainability training. It's also good to know that while you are enjoying your stay with us, you will be doing Mother Nature a favor as we try to reduce any negative effects where possible.
Good for us, even better for our grandchildren!
All investments and changes have ensured the Golden Green Key eco label. Carrying this eco label is a recognition for us that sustainability is taken seriously.