Historic Solstrand Hotel & Bad in western Norway has been awarded Energy Label B. The prestigious energy rating awarded to this Eco-Lighthouse hotel has attracted a great deal of attention. The hotel was built in 1896 and is a member of a larger hotel group called “Historic Hotels and Dining Establishments”.
“Solstrand is a good example of how things can be done, as this hotel has managed to preserve the building’s unique character while at the same time doing a lot in the area of energy conservation that has contributed to their being awarded this high-level energy rating. The hotel has focused on energy conservation for several years, including whenever it has made improvements. The installation of high-quality insulation and heat pumps assures the re-utilisation of energy throughout the building, while the hotel simultaneously uses the nearby fjord as a source of energy,” states Roy Peistorpet, Senior Energy Advisor in Rejlers Consulting (the company completing the hotel’s energy inspection leading to its being awarded a high-level energy rating).
The energy advisor confirms the fact that an historic hotel’s receiving such a high-level energy conservation rating is quite unusual.
“Only a very few establishments manage to achieve this high a rating; for example, if you follow current regulations, a new building constructed today will achieve an energy level rating of C, while most other buildings land on a D or E. We have awarded energy ratings to several hotels where in fact D is standard», says Peistorpet.
“Solstrand takes energy conservation seriously and is innovative with regard to using advanced technical solutions. In addition, they have maintained a steady focus on finding new ways that can make this process even better, and their receiving energy rating B confirms this fact”, states Peistorpet.
Solstrand Hotel & Bad has been a certified Eco-Lighthouse since the spring of 2010.