We source our “clean” electricity from “Ökostrom AG”. “Ökostrom AG” was founded in 1999 with the aim of establishing a sustainable energy industry, supplying customers throughout Austria with green electricity and pushing ahead with the expansion of renewable energy sources. All products and services of “Ökostrom AG” actively contribute to climate and environmental protection and increase the independence of fossil and nuclear energy sources.
100% ECOLOGICAL POWER PLANTS AND 100% ECOLOGICAL CURRENT. The company is building new ecological power plants and selling clean electricity. We are committed to the highest quality standards.
MARKET LEADER UNDER THE INDEPENDENT AND CREDIBLE ECOSTROMETERS.
THEME LEADER OF THE ENERGY TRANSITION. The goal is to be the leader in the restructuring of the energy system and, in this context, to support the energy transition by offering innovative products and services.
Our most obvious move to make our hotel sustainable was to install photovoltaic panels on the roof. In December 2011, the solar panels went on-stream and provide our hotel since then with plenty of energy. The plants deliver up to 11,000 kWh per year. We receive our remaining electricity from the “Salzburg AG”, which supplies us with pure green electricity from renewable energy sources.
Detailed information about the photovoltaic system can be found HERE.
From breakfast to staff management – we make sure to live sustainability in every area of our hotel. How well we succeed in this can be read in our CSR report.
Among all eco-friendly hotels, we have the lowest carbon footprint and have therefore obtained the ehc certification. More information about our awards can be found HERE.
In the spring of 2014, we decided to replace our oil heater with a pellet heater. This not only enables us to fully heat our hotel, but also to provide the four adjoining houses with heat. As bio-fuel we use wood pellets. This CO2-neutral raw material is obtained from 100% sustainable use.
Our cleaning supplies and shower soaps are sourced from environmentally friendly sources. Our shower gel from ADA is awarded the “ECOLabel”. For the most part, we source our cleansing agents as concentrates in 10 liter canisters, which are mixed with water in our house and made ready for use. So we save a large amount of packaging waste during delivery.
In order to avoid unnecessary garbage, we also purchase our groceries in large packs and do without PVC packaging at our purely organic breakfast buffet. Of course, we separate and dispose of our garbage conscientiously.
Our vegan breakfast is also part of sustainability. Just like everything else you will find at our rich breakfast buffet.
More information about our organic breakfast can be found HERE.
With us you can rent bicycles for a reasonable price and two electric bicycles against prior notice. In the city of Salzburg and the surrounding area there is a very well-developed cycle path network.
If you travel by electric car, bicycle or train, you will get a discount on the room rate. More info
If the bike ride is too long for you, but you do not want to miss the environmentally friendly means of transport on holiday, we offer you a bike and e-bike rental service in our hotel.
As a special service for our guests, we offer a charging station for electric cars or e-bikes. Detailed information on the specifications of the e-filling station can be found HERE.
We hope to set a good example as a pioneer in sustainability and environmental protection, and will continue to think about how we can further optimize our hotel in this direction.
We wish you a pleasant stay. Your sustainable Hotel zur Post!