PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT - WHAT WE DO

The Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 is conscious that the actions of each and every one of us have an impact on the environment. This is the philosophy that everyone at the Antica Torre di Via Tornabuoni 1 works with, each and every day, to ensure we're doing our bit to build a sustainable future.
 
REDUCE, RE-USE AND RECYCLE
  • Energy efficient windows to improve thermal performance resulting in less of a requirement for heating in winter and air conditioning in summer
  • Dedicated recycling unit
  • Re-use of furniture and fittings after our refurbishments by donating to local charities and businesses
  • Installation of low energy light bulbs
  • Recycling of obsolete IT equipment
 
EVERYDAY ACTIONS
  • Recycling of paper, plastic, card board, glass, mobile phones, waste cooking oil, toner cartridges and dry cleaning coat hangers
  • Re-use towels on guest request
  • Provide newspapers on request to avoid wastage and recycle any spares
  • Daily monitoring of water/gas/electricity consumption to aid reducing consumption levels
  • Bulk purchase of chemicals
  • Chemical dosage dispensers
  • Donate soap bars and toiletries to charity
  • Compact waste so less collections required
  • Encourage walk or bike in Florence
  • Encourage local transport and provide information on their facilities
  • Purchase recycled goods
  • Provide environmental awareness and training as part of the induction programme
  • On going environmental and awareness training
 
LOCAL SUPPORT
  • Provide information on walks, wildlife and parks for our guests
  • Organised walking and jogging tours running from the Tower
  • Organised biking clubs running from the Tower
  • Provide local transport services information to our staff and guests
  • Provide cycle hire information
  • Use local products for beverages, fruit, vegetables and dairy
  • Use organic products in our breakfast items
 
LATEST INITIATIVES
  • The property is located in city centres rather than using greenfield space. This also minimises wastage of energy and resources.
  • Keycard systems control lighting, heating and air coolers when room not in use
  • Building management systems are in place to control temperatures throughout the building
 
It’s just a step, but we wish we could make more in the future!

Maria Rita Bellini
General Manager
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