Do more to be eco-responsible

By Zero Emission Noosa

Receiving the Zero Emissions Noosa (ZEN) Inc Superheroes Award in March this year and mindful of the environment, Jackie and Darren Kennan, of the Noosa Sun Motel in Noosaville, were urged to seek new ways to be more eco-friendly. environment and further reduce the motel’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Darren said, “Having seen the great savings we made after installing PV solar panels in 2016, we wanted to reduce our costs related to air conditioning. As successful applicants in the federal government’s Energy Uplift Grant Program for Small Accommodation Providers, we were able to improve the efficiency of our air conditioning by installing eight Solar Ark roof fans that let hot air out of the room. roof cavity.

“These fans have made a huge difference to the ambient temperature and therefore to the amount of air conditioning our customers now use. The temperatures of the rooms on the top floor have been reduced by four degrees and the rooms on the bottom make the air conditioning appear to be on when it is not, so guests in all rooms use a lot less air conditioning than before. It also allows us to work a lot cooler when doing room maintenance, so it’s a win / win solution for customers, for us and for the landlord, which pays for a lower electric bill and our emissions. due to energy consumption are even reduced. any further.”

The Noosa Sun Motel has also been fitted with a system that Darren and his staff can remotely log into and turn off the air conditioning if guests have gone out and left it on inadvertently, again saving money on energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

With LED lighting throughout the resort, solar pool heating, biodegradable coffee pods, recycling bins in each unit, recycled toilet paper, toiletries packaged in biodegradable and compostable materials and separate cans and bottles and delivered to Containers for Change, Darren and Jackie’s attention to detail makes Noosa Sun Motel a truly eco-friendly place to stay.

Kudos to Darren and Jackie for doing everything they can to reduce Noosa Sun Motel’s carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions. You are real ZEN Inc superheroes!

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