Eco sustainability plan

At Verdmont we are committed to helping the planet; here is what we have already accomplished.

Energy

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 but minimal detergents and sun dried (UV rays kills germs) reducing plastic waste and energy waste from dryers.

Verdmont has doubled insulation to enable passive heating and cooling.

Verdmont is heated 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 taxi is a Tesla full electric car, we also allow 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.

Water

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.

Biodiversity

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.

Please walk our gardens and discover nature.

Other

We offer vegetarian options and always buy local produce for our meals and wine reducing impact from shipping and agriculture.

We reject fertilizers and pesticides .

Here is what we plan to do next…

Collect rainwater for irrigation.

Create more low or zero carbon emissions offerings …

The Cabana (coming 2021) will offer a super insulated space with passive cooling and heat pump for heating, solar hot-water and solar for power.

The Observatory (coming in 2022 )a totally zero impact experience with off grid solar power and amazing views set in wild untamed setting.

We plan a biodiversity zone water garden coming in 2021.