Sustainability 

Climate Action Plan for Ashbrook Serviced Apartments

Introduction

Ashbrook Serviced Apartments is committed to reducing its environmental impact and contributing to a sustainable future. This Climate Action Plan outlines our goals, strategies, and actions to mitigate climate change, in alignment with the principles and initiatives highlighted World Tourism Organisation.

Goals

  1. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions: Achieve a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 from a 2016 baseline.
  2. Enhance Energy Efficiency: Improve energy efficiency across all operations to reduce energy consumption by 20% by 2028.
  3. Promote Renewable Energy: Source 50% of our energy from renewable sources by 2030.
  4. Minimise Waste: Achieve a 40% reduction in waste sent to landfill by 2026.
  5. Conserve Water: Reduce water usage by 15% by 2025.
  6. Foster Sustainable Practices: Encourage sustainable practices among employees, guests, and suppliers.

Strategies and Actions

1. Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions

  • Energy Audits: Conduct annual energy audits to identify and implement energy-saving opportunities.
  • Efficient Transportation: Promote the use of public transportation, cycling, and electric vehicles (EVs) among staff and guests. Install EV charging stations in the parking area.
  • Carbon Offsetting: Invest in certified carbon offset programmes to neutralise unavoidable emissions.

2. Enhance Energy Efficiency

  • LED Lighting: Replace all traditional lighting with energy-efficient LED lighting.
  • Smart Thermostats: Install smart thermostats in all apartments to optimise heating and cooling efficiency.
  • Insulation Upgrades: Improve insulation in buildings to reduce heating and cooling needs.
  • Energy-Efficient Appliances: Equip all apartments with energy-efficient appliances.
  • Modern Building Practices: When building new property include environmentally sustainable technology such as triple glazed windows, solar panels, battery storage and EV charging

3. Promote Renewable Energy

  • Solar Panels: Install solar panels on rooftops to generate renewable energy on-site.
  • Green Energy Suppliers: Switch to green energy suppliers that provide energy from renewable sources.
  • Energy Storage: Invest in energy storage solutions to maximise the use of renewable energy.

4. Minimise Waste

  • Recycling Programmes: Implement comprehensive recycling programmes in all apartments and common areas.
  • Composting: Introduce composting facilities for organic waste.
  • Reduce Single-Use Plastics: Eliminate single-use plastics and replace them with sustainable alternatives.
  • Donations: Partner with local charities to donate usable items that would otherwise be discarded.

5. Conserve Water

  • Water-Efficient Fixtures: Install water-efficient fixtures such as low-flow taps, showerheads, and toilets.
  • Leak Detection: Implement a regular maintenance programme to promptly detect and repair leaks.
  • Rainwater Harvesting: Set up rainwater harvesting systems for non-potable uses like irrigation.
  • Guest Awareness: Educate guests on water conservation practices and encourage participation.

6. Foster Sustainable Practices

  • Staff Training: Provide regular training on sustainability practices to all employees.
  • Guest Engagement: Develop informational materials to inform guests about our sustainability efforts and how they can contribute.
  • Supplier Engagement: Work with suppliers who share our commitment to sustainability and encourage them to adopt greener practices.
  • Community Involvement: Participate in and support local environmental initiatives and community programmes.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Annual Review: Conduct an annual review of our climate action plan to assess progress and make necessary adjustments.
  • Stakeholder Feedback: Seek feedback from employees, guests, and other stakeholders to continuously improve our environmental performance.

Conclusion

Ashbrook Serviced Apartments is dedicated to leading by example in the fight against climate change. Through this comprehensive Climate Action Plan, we aim to significantly reduce our environmental footprint, promote sustainability, and inspire others to take action for a greener future.

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