Iglu Dorf GmbH is taking steps towards making its Igloo Villages in Davos-Klosters, Engelberg-Titlis, Zermatt, and St. Moritz completely carbon neutral.

During last year's winter season, experts analysed the Igloo Villages and their carbon dioxide emissions. The results showed that compared to conventional hotels, the Igloo Villages were definitely beneficial in terms of energy efficiency and electricity consumption, but there was still room for improvement.

Iglu Dorf CEO Adrian Günter says, "The goal is to make the igloo hotels completely carbon neutral in the future... We want to make our environmentally friendly product even greener and more sustainable so we can do our part for future generations and the environment."

The Igloo Villages draw most of their energy from the local power supply and use hardly any fossil fuels. The sauna and the whirlpool use the most electricity, but these are key components of the romantic Igloo Villages. This is why the company chose the most energy-efficient whirlpool with the least heat loss and also insulated it. Optimal insulation is a crucial factor in the design of the village's saunas.

Since it takes more than just energy efficiency measures to become carbon neutral, Iglu Dorf GmbH plans to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by using green electricity and obtaining certificates from MyClimate, a climate protection organisation.

The igloo village will open for winter Dec. 25, 2009 and bookings are now being taken. 

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