Sustainability

For over a hundred years we have been working with an eye to the territory and the society we are in. The commitment to sustainable development, both in the environmental and social sphere, is an integral part of our corporate philosophy.

 

CO₂ emissions reduction of 40% thanks to technology

During the total refurbishment of the hotel's heating plant in winter of 2017-18, 3 large stratified heat storage tanks with a volume of 2'000 l each were installed. Instead of the two modular boilers, fresh water stations based on the principle of continuous flow have been implemented; these draw the heat from the heat storage tanks and thereby break the power peaks of the new gas condensing boilers.
The aim of the stratified heat storage tanks is to preheat the water from the waste-heat produced by the hotel’s refrigeration systems (air-conditioning, cold-rooms and freezer-rooms) and, if necessary, to support the heating.

 

Hygienic warm water in drinking water quality

Thanks to the newly installed fresh water stations based on the principle of continuous flow, the drinking water is heated only when it is required. Hot water storage is therefore not necessary and consequently any risk of Legionella is excluded.

 

Award for energy efficiency and climate protection

act Agency Cleantech of Switzerland, the office that coordinates and supports the network of energy specialists in Switzerland, confirms that Hotel International au Lac has signed a commitment to climate protection and an agreement through to 2025 with the Swiss Confederation. Through its efforts, the Hotel International au Lac contributes to increasing energy efficiency and protecting the environment in our country.

 

100% renewable energy from Swiss hydropower

The Hotel International au Lac has entered into a supply contract with Aziende Industriali di Lugano (AIL) SA concerning the provision of electricity from 100% renewable energy from hydropower.

 

Hygiene and Sustainability

When it comes to cleaning, Hotel International au Lac also focuses on sustainability with the use of Maya ecological cleaning products from Steinfels Swiss. These are readily biodegradable, VOC-free and contain no environmentally-critical ingredients to protect soil, water and air. The most effective cleaning-active substances bring freshness and cleanliness, which meets the highest demands of professional users.