Elysium Resort & Spa was purely built with an environmental consciousness in mind with our staff being trained to follow best practices in the fields of energy and water consumption, recycling, waste management and gas usage. Recently Elysium Resort & Spa has received the "Green Key Award" by the FEE (Foundation of Environmental Education) and the "Blue Flag Award" by the EEPF (Hellenic Foundation of Natural Protection) . The property is also certified with ISO:14001 from TUV Hellas
Reducing electricity consumption in a hotel is often regarded as a daunting task due to the large investments associated. Despite that, Elysium has undertaken large investments to minimize its’ environmental footprint. Energy efficient windows of the latest technology have been employed in combination with roof insulations to minimize temperature loss, while an intelligent building management system (BMS) was installed to report all energy figures in real time to our qualified staff. Through the use of technology we can now optimize consumption on lighting, power systems, ventilation and air conditioning, fire systems and security systems and determine which departments fail to meet our criteria and take corrective action when necessary.
Further actions include the use of natural gas wherever possible, use of high performance energy-saving bulbs, regular cleaning of windows to maximize natural lighting and switching off lighting in departments during non operational hours. In-room smart technology is also used through the use of main switches with magnetic keys preventing electricity consumption when occupants are not in the room and sensors stopping air conditioning when the balcony doors are left open.
As far as recycling is concerned we took the following actions:
- Placement of a litter separation system
- Usage of compression equipment to recycle paper which we then use on our internal day to day operation
- Usage of recycling bins and separate bins for batteries
- Usage recycling of burnt cooking oil
- Refilling of printer cartridges and safe disposal of computer hardware equipment.
We have also trained all our staff to have an environmental friendly approach actively encouraging them to print as little as possible, keep office printing scrap paper to be reutilized and communicate mainly through emails.
In regards to waste management, we separate litter and deliver it to the recycling authorities when it is not possible to recycle ourselves as well as ensure biological treatment for the non recyclable waste.
Water consumption is being managed and monitored by the BMS with sensors and special filters fitted in faucets on public areas to step down on the unnecessary consumption. In fact we have gone to such a depth that even handpicked less water dependant plants for our gardens so as to maximize on water savings.
In addition, we carefully select biodegradable products to use in our housekeeping and food and beverage departments as well as use ionization devices with salt to clean the swimming pools (an environmental friendly alternative to chlorine).