As we were fortunate to have West House built for us photovoltaic cells are installed, along with underfloor heating and super-efficient A-rated condensing boilers which heat water on demand, great for reducing wasted energy heating unwanted water. The building has also been insulated and glazed to exceed current building regulations and we are proud to say that the apartments have achieved either an A or B rating in Energy Efficiency and CO2 Emissions.
All of the appliances have been carefully selected for reliability and energy efficiency, the microwave-oven, dishwasher and fridge are all rated A+. The washer-dryers are rated B and we have included a clothes airer in each apartment.
We respectfully remind customers the environmental benefits of switching off lights and appliances when not in use.
Our apartments are extremely well located for public transport and exploring our locality by foot.
We spent a long time carefully selecting luxury toiletries for our apartments, we believe wholeheartedly in using natural products, why would we want to smother our bodies in chemicals?
The same principle applies to all of our cleaning products everything is made using ingredients that are derived from plant extracts that are sustainably sourced, biodegradable and safe for the environment.
Reduced flush toilets have been installed in each apartment along with showers rather than baths.
We endeavour to produce as little waste as possible that ends up in landfill. We therefore encourage the Waste heirachy system with land fill being the last resort: Reuse, recycle, landfill. We have a bin store housing the following waste and recycling containers:
Dry Mixed Recycling for paper, card, tins, cans, plastic bottles and magazines
Glass recycling for all glass bottles and jars
General waste for the remaining non recyclable items
As bathroom waste can generate a lot of bulky plastic waste, each bathroom is supplied with a two part bin with a small bagged waste container for general waste and a larger compartment for recycling items such as toilet rolls and empty cosmetic packaging.
All waste is collected by Kent-based Countrystyle Group www.countrystylerecycling.co.uk
Our welcome information packs promote Canterbury and the wider area with details of locally run eateries, cafes, bars as well as local attractions and cultural venues.
Our cleaners and laundry services are local, family-run businesses.
Our apartments are filled with furniture from Bo Concept Canterbury, members of Global Compact and the fabrics have also been supplied by a Canterbury-based business.
We will strive to do everything we can to reduce our impact on the environment and make a positive contribution to our locality. Understanding that our choices are critical it is our intention to adhere to the following;