‘Europe’s first sustainable hotel’ opens powered by underground river

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    ‘Europe’s first sustainable hotel’ has opened in Dublin.

    The Iveagh Gardens Hotel on Harcourt Street is powered by an underground river 50 metres below the hotel. Turbines convert power from the river Swan, which will be used for all the energy needs of the hotel.

    The property, which cost £40 million when totaling the renovation and initial acquisition of the building, is the new sister property to Dublin’s Harcourt Hotel.

    The innovative turbine energy systems are the work of Eurotech Renewables, and Swedish firm Ochsner Warmepumpen, and are world-leading in their approach.

    All heating, cooling, plumbing and hot water systems have been removed and replaced by this new natural system which owners The McGill Family are confident will wipe out waste and their carbon footprint.

    A contemporary fit comprises bold, block colours with patterned detailing and contrasting tones. All fixtures and fittings for the rooms, and the hotel’s bar, have been sourced locally, from Ireland.

    There is also an on-site bistro restaurant, and alongside the vibrant, distinctive interior style, guests will appreciate the views out onto the Iveagh Gardens from some of the rooms, and the eating and drinking areas.

    The Iveagh Garden is now open and accepting bookings. 

    Adam Bloodworth / 19.02.2018


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