Green Policy

2008 winners of the Temple Bar Green’n'Clean Awards

The team at Kinlay is committed to a greener future.

Listed are the initiatives Kinlay House Hostel are undertaking towards helping our environment:

  • All staff are trained on green issues and encouraged to contribute towards making our hostel greener.
  • All plastic, paper, cardboard, aluminum cans and glass, batteries and gas cylinders are collected and recycled.
  • We use recycled paper for all our printing needs and recycle ink and toner cartridges.
  • We have installed motion-controlled lighting where suitable to reduce energy wastage.
  • All showers and taps are fitted with push buttons to reduce water wastage.
  • The boiler has been upgraded to enable us to adjust the heating and turn off heating to sections of the building as and when required.
  • We have upgraded all of our office and guest computers to those with a higher energy rating.
  • The hostel is powered by Airtricity who generate electricity using wind power – producing no emissions or by-products of any kind. Year to date, our power saving is on average 1600 units per statement – equivalent to 4.13 c02 tonnes per year.
  • Our Green Officer attends Sustainable Tourism Conferences and training days and we are active in forming links with eco friendly partners in the tourism sector.