Green Globe is a worldwide organization that audits its members according to internationally accepted sustainability criteria. The Conservatorium has been independently audited and awarded certification to the Green Globe International Standard for Sustainable Travel & Tourism, a first for a Dutch hotel.
Important sustainable practices were integrated into the redevelopment of the building from the start. The hotel uses a thermal energy storage system and reuses water from its swimming pool in the sprinkler system. We also aim at reducing waste amount as much as possible and give preferences to reusable sustainable items, avoiding use of plastic containers for example. Also our cleaning products are eco certified, which minimalize use of toxic substances. Executive chef Schilo Van Coevorden and the hotel’s Food & Beverage department aim to promote local organic ingredients and limit the use of ingredients from endangered species of food.
Guests also play a role. They can decide the frequency of towel change in their bathrooms. In addition, they have access to the Conservatorium’s unique ‘human library’ – a bank of local knowledge that each member of staff is trained to share, thereby preserving and promoting local practice and culture.
The Green Globe certification project at the Conservatorium was managed by Duurzame Hotels Nederland, specialist in sustainable business for the hotel industry.