Our ECO Policy

The team at Isaacs Hostel is committed to a greener future. Listed are the initiatives we are undertaking towards helping our environment:

  •  All staff are trained on green issues and encouraged to contribute towards making our hostel greener. They walk, cycle or use public transport to get to work.
  •  All plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminium cans and glass, batteries and gas cylinders are collected and recycled.
  •  We use recycled paper for all our printing needs and recycle ink and toner cartridges.
  •  We have installed motion-controlled lighting where suitable to reduce energy wastage.
  •  All showers and taps are fitted with push buttons to reduce water wastage.
  •  The boiler has been upgraded to enable us to adjust the heating and turn off heating to sections of the building as and when required.
  • We have upgraded all of our office and guest computers to those with a higher energy rating.
  • The hostel is powered by Airtricity who generate electricity using wind power – producing no emissions or by-products of any kind.
    Year to date, our power saving is on average 1600 units per statement – equivalent to 4.13 c02 tonnes per year.
  • Our Green Officer attends Sustainable Tourism Conferences and training days and we are active in forming links with eco friendly
    partners in the tourism sector.
  • We are currently researching ‘green suppliers’ of cleaning and office products.
  • We are calculating our carbon emissions and will be off setting this.Future plans:
  • Our building is to be upgraded in 2010 and we plan to:
  • Increase window insulation to minimise heat loss
  • Install solar panels on the roof