We are on our journey to net zero and this new venture has afforded us the opportunity to consider the carbon footprint of the business from the outset, making the necessary investment decisions as we embark on the road towards a net zero business. The Auld Kirk was originally built in 1776 and therefore provided a number of challenges in this pursuit. There is a biomass heating system installed in the property and we are investing in secondary glazing in the main window area to improve the heating efficiencies of this listed building.
LED lighting has been installed to reduce electricity consumption and we will be working hard to monitor our energy costs and make improvements to make marginal gains.
The development of our supply chain is firmly focused on working with local food suppliers for our breakfasts, including locally supplied milk, eggs and other tasty ingredients and establishing working relationships with suppliers who have also embarked upon their journey to net zero.
In the near future, we hope to install an industry-standard car charging point. This will enhance the guest experience for those who may arrive in a hybrid or all electric motor vehicle, to give guests the comfort of knowing they can explore Dumfries and Galloway and return at the end of the day and re-charge overnight.
The task is in hand and we are proud to be playing our part within the Tourism Sector in the South of Scotland and aligning our bed and breakfast experience towards the goal of net zero.
- Biomass Heating System
- Secondary Glazing where possible
- LED Lighting
- Local Food Suppliers
- Locally supplied milk, eggs and other ingredients
- We are proud to be playing our part within the Tourism Sector
- Aligning our B&B Experience towards the goal of net zero