We all need to take rapid action to reduce fossil fuel use and combustion. Each one of us, if you want help transitioning just ask we are happy to share our experience of a full electrification transition.
At Verdmont we are committed to helping the planet; here is what we have already accomplished.
Verdmont is fitted with a large rooftop solar array producing 30kw of energy throughout the day.
Verdmont is equipped with a solar thermal array meaning most hot water for eight months of the year is supplied by the sun.
Laundry is washed in hotter water (solar powered) but minimal natural detergents and sun dried (UV rays kills germs) reducing plastic waste and energy waste from dryers.
Verdmont has doubled insulation levels in the last 10 years to enable passive heating and cooling.
Verdmont is centrally heated with a heatpump up to but not over 19 degrees in winter (following WHO and IPCC climate guidelines) and cooling during summer, where applicable, down to 22 degrees.
Our off grid Glamping offerings are virtually zero environmental impact. Using solar rechargeable batteries and rainwater collection.
Electric vehicles, the Verdmont shuttle is a Tesla full electric car, we also have EV car charging for our guests.
In 2020 Verdmont added a high efficiency heat pump for hot water back up
In line with our ongoing commitment to reducing emissions we have no fossil fuel burning for hot water or heating as of 2021. We have installed a heat pump to supply heating during winter months.
All apartments that have cooking facilities have been converted to induction, eliminating scope 1 emissions reducing indoor pollution from Gas.
We supply glass bottles for drinking tap water instead of using plastic bottles, please use them.
We use refillable bottles of handmade soap reducing plastic waste.
Glass filters in the pool allow lower chemical use and lower water waste. Follow pool instructions to lower the need for chemical load.
We collect waste pool water for irrigation.
Plastic and pollution
We use steam to clean eliminating chemical use and the resulting waste plastic bottles.
We recycle as much as possible and encourage our guests to do so.
80% of the property is left intentionally wild to encourage local flora and fauna. This includes large mammals like deer, wild boar, rabbits, foxes and moles. Birds such as Buzzards, eagles, the nightjar, pheasants, blue tits, owls, swallows and redstart but also insects honey bees, carpenter bees, butterflies , moths. Plants such as wild roses and rare flower species like the native Piemonte orchids.
We have a biodiversity zone water garden, encourage native species.
Please walk our gardens and discover nature.
We offer vegetarian options by default and always buy local produce for our meals and wine reducing impact from shipping and agriculture.
We reject fertilizers and pesticides and collect rainwater for irrigation.
The Cabana is a super insulated space with passive cooling, solar hot-water and solar for power and rainwater collection.