Ocean View House - Sustainable Energy Update

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As part of the Responsible Cape Town pilot project, a workshop on World Tourism Day 2012 saw several leading Responsible Tourism businesses sharing their practices and recent actions on the theme of Sustainable Energy.

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Ocean View House - Sustainable Energy Update

  1. 1. Katrin Ludik kl@oceanview-house.com
  2. 2. Topics Our RT Practice in the past yearChallenges
  3. 3. RT Practice in the past year• 1. RECYCLING
  4. 4. RT Practice in the past year - RecyclingReturn egg cartoons Batteries
  5. 5. RT Practice in the past year• 2. ELECTRICITY • Outsourced energy audit • Energy saving bulbs • Timers on Koipond pumps • Solar jars
  6. 6. RT Practice in the past year - Electricity Heat Pumps withsolar
  7. 7. RT Practice in the past year - Electricity• Skylights
  8. 8. Electricity Reporting 40.00 35.00 30.00 25.00 2009 20.00 2010 15.00 2011 10.00 2012 5.00 0.002009 – 2012 Electricity consumption in kWh per bed night
  9. 9. RT Practice in the past year• 3. WATER• Eco smart shower heads• Indigenous gardens• Water leak discovered
  10. 10. RT Practice in the past year - Water• Water Tank in new Building
  11. 11. RT Practice in the past year - General• In rooms – info for guest how to min. Their footprint• Paper recycle etc• In progress.....Possibility of an owl box
  12. 12. Challenges• TIME....research in order to educate myself• Given Infrastructure of the property• Financial Impact• Training of Team members• Try and error eg solar panels• Social involvement
  13. 13. Thank you!

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